Just last May, videogame development studio Icarus Studios was reported as dead and gone by a couple of media outlets in the Triangle. The reports of the demise were premature.

Icarus, which did cut 70 percent of its staff, is certainly alive today.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the developer of massively multiplayer online games and a 3-D game based on the Showtime hit cable show “Dexter” said it has raised $8.1 million in equity financing.

The money came from three investors, which the company didn’t identify.

Icarus is named for the Greek mythology character who flew too close to the sun and lost his wings made by his father Daedalus. It is best known for the online game “Fallen Earth.”

Earlier this year, Icarus showed new signs of life when it signed a partnership with Nuclear Blast Records to incorporate heavy-metal music into games.

Read the SEC filing here.

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