Portfolio companies from Rounds 7 and 8 recently shared news of games launching, crowdfunding campaigns getting underway as well as long term sustainable growth in studio size.
Earlier this summer, Cinder Cone released Skeleton Crew in partnership with Modern Wolf. We also saw Superstring launch Acolyte, a dynamic narrative ARG/detective game that gives you your own Acolyte; a digital assistant you can talk to freely without pre-defined dialogue options. Just like a real conversation.
Speaking of the impact on the company of support from the UK Games Fund, Yoyu Li from Team Dissonant said:
“When we were awarded support from the UK Games Fund, we just had our first-playable demo. In a few months’ time, we managed to release the demo at Steam Next Fest and went on to launch our Kickstarter campaign. The funding gave us the critical time we need to build and polish the game. We are on the trajectory to becoming a self-sustainable game studio.”
There are many more stories from the community of promising deals on the table, investment and sustainable growth as the studios continue to thrive. More news to follow.