Tencent, who have stakes in some of the the world’s biggest mobile and online games, are proving that they still have their finger on the pulse when it comes to early-stage investment in game companies

The Chinese game and social giant has led the A series in Palo Alto-based PC game startup, Artillery. The investment round, which was for an undisclosed amount, will help to bring the company’s first game Atlas to market. The free-to-play game has similarities with other real time strategy games in Tencent’s investment portfolio including World of Warcraft.

Other investors participating in Artillery’s A series include First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, Signia Ventures, General Catalyst, Charlie Cleever and Crunchfund.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com