Polish gamedev Something Random secures funding from NetEase

The Polish VR game studio Something Random has secured a funding round from the Chinese internet and video games giant NetEase. The companies have not disclosed the exact amount of funding but claim it was several million dollars, My Company Polska reports.

  • Founded in 2022 by Cezary Skorupka, Jakub Witczak, Anna Żurawicz-Skorupka, and Piotr Goguś, Something Random is based in Łódź, Poland. It is a game studio focusing on developing virtual reality games, like the former project of its founders — VR shooter SUPERHOT.
  • The global giant of digital entertainment NetEase has led the seed investment. The company has invested several million dollars. The firm develops, finance, and operates some of the most popular products in the industry of gaming, e-commerce, advertising, and music. According to Crunchbase, NetEase’s portfolio includes 36 investments in companies like Point One, BUD, AccelByte, and Lightforge Games.

“NetEase’s experience and contacts will be of great value to us. It is a serious and reliable partner that will allow us to scale our business,”

Piotr Goguś, the company’s Vice President, talks about the investor.
  • Using the fresh funds, Something Random is actively expanding its team. The startup is looking for a Lead Artist, Level Designer, and Programmer. You can find the details about each job opening on the Something Random website.
  • The company is also currently developing two VR titles, with one of them, a first-person shooter, to be released in 2023.