Wooga, a developer of online social games, announced today a $24m Series B investment led by Highland Capital Partners. Tenaya Capital and existing investors Balderton Capital and Holtzbrinck Ventures also participated in the funding round.

In conjunction with the financing, Fergal Mullen, General Partner at Highland, will join wooga’s Board of Directors. wooga’s games already attract 30 million players a month, and this funding will turbocharge the company’s production of a new generation of engaging and entertaining social games.

wooga, accessible games for Facebook users to play with their friends. The team has created some of the world’s most popular social games, including Monster World, Diamond Dash and Bubble Island. wooga has already doubled its user-base in 2011 from 14m to 30m monthly active users and overtook five US-based competitors to become number three on the Facebook platform.

wooga was founded in January 2009 by Jens Begemann (CEO), Philipp Moeser (CTO) and non-executive founder Patrick Paulisch.