CharacterBank Inc. Raises 350 Million Yen After Critical Acclaim


CharacterBank Inc., (CEO: Shuto Mikami), a company involved in the planning, developing, and operating XR games including AR/VR has raised funds from FreakOut Shinsei Fund, NetEase Games, Drecom, Sawada Investment, SMBC Venture Capital, and several other sources. CharacterBank Inc. will use the 350 million yen raised to strengthen recruitment and aims to expand its business to strive to become the number one developer in the global gaming industry.

Purpose of Funding and Future Developments

CharacterBank has released three VR projects since 2019 for various platforms. Among those three projects, RUINSMAGUS has become a popular title in the United States, China, and other countries since its’ release in July. In addition, RUINSMAGUS was the only Japanese-developed game selected for the “Best Action Games” in Meta’s Best of Quest 2022. With this additional funding, CharacterBank Inc. will strengthen its development teams to create new groundbreaking titles in order to become the No.1 developer in the global market.

Strengthening Recruitment

CharacterBank is now actively recruiting talent for various positions including Unity Programmers, Technical Artists, 3D Modelers, and Background Modelers. For more information, check out our openings.


Dive in and experience the magical world of Grand Amnis! Armed with the gauntlet, explore the mysterious Ruins beneath the city with your companion Iris, a novice researcher, as you uncover the dark secrets and prevent a terrifying future in this narrative action adventure.
RUINSMAGUS has been recognized numerous times for its quality, including Meta’s Best of Quest 2022, NYX AWARDS, and even recognition from BitSummit from 4Gamer with its’ Media Partner Award. RUINSMAGUS was released in July of last year and has since become available on multiple platforms.

▼Meta Quest Store
RUINSMAGUS on Oculus Quest

▼Steam Store
Official Site:RUINSMAGUS
Official Twitter:ruinsmagus_en
Trailer:RUINSMAGUS Story Trailer

Available Stores: Meta Quest Store / Steam / HTC / Viveport
Genre : VR Magic Action RPG
Publishers: CharacterBank Inc、Mastiff LLC
Initial Release Date: July 7th, 2022
Supported Headsets: Meta Quest 2 /Oculus Rift(Rift)/ Valve Index / HTC Vive / Pico 4 / Pico Neo 3
Supported Languages: Japanese (Voice & text) / English (text) (English VO is planned)
Copyright: RUINSMAGUS ©2022 CharacterBank Inc. Published by CharacterBank, and co-published under license by Mastiff. All rights reserved.