Seattle Game Studio Star shape $5 million has been raised. The start-up company plans to use the funds for the further development of its first game and form a team to carry out the second project. Its first unannounced project, a team-based 5v5 arena game, suitable for PC and mobile devices, is currently in closed beta.
Starform was founded in 2018 by Lou Fasulo, Taylor Daynes, Josh Rosen and Jason English. They all worked at the mobile studio Z2 in Seattle before being acquired by King in 2015.
This multinational venture capital company focused on gaming led a $5 million seed round of financing BITKRAFT Venture Capital Company, With participation from Global Founders Capital, Vgames and Dune Ventures.
Malte Barth, founding general partner of BITKRAFT, said: “We are very happy to work with the skilled second-founder team.” “Starform has a unique and strong culture, and its core is to create games that resonate deeply with the community.”
Since the last round of financing in 2019, Starform’s team has grown to 11 people, including developers with experience in ArenaNet, Amazon, and Big Fish Games.It plan Hire more As its second internal team.
“We believe in social gaming very much,” Starform CEO Fasulo said in an interview with GeekWire. “We want to bring people together and provide them with a social experience, giving them the opportunity to overcome challenges, play together, and have a shared experience that they will take away from the virtual world.”
There is currently no plan for what the new Starform team will do. According to Fasulo, this is well thought out. They don’t have a specific project, just want to see what they came up with after forming the second team. The only guidelines are whether the life cycle of the game can theoretically last five to ten years, and whether it can attract the global market.
“We will bring together people who are excited about cooperation,” Fasulo said. “What they do as a team will come from the team. We currently don’t have a specific game. We are very confident that the team will find the right fit for them. Opportunities to build what they are passionate about.”
“One of our core beliefs is that game development is the ultimate team sport,” he continued. “The most difficult challenge in game development is actually the creative challenge: making something interesting, making it lasting, making gameplay scalable, and finding the right business strategy. In a highly coordinated and sensitive group, ideas can be Flow and grow.”