Finnish game studio Makea Games secures €1.3M from Play Ventures
Tampere-based game studio Makea Games secures €1.3 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Play Ventures. Business Finland and experienced angel investors also participated in the round, ArcticStartup reports.
- Founded in February 2022, Makea Games is developing a platform allowing for player creativity and giving them tools to maximize their game experience. Using the platform, players can create games ranging from sports to racing and shooters just with their controller.
- Makea Games’ first game is the parkour game Supermoves. The company says the game is fusing together free movement and, above all, interaction with other players in multiplayer. Supermoves uses the latest Unreal Engine 5 game engine, which lets players build their own levels and provides massive multiplayer arenas.
“Our vision is that Makea Games will become a universe of several games, where there is always something new to play. Because the players themselves participate in the creation of the game content. With our gaming platform, it’s easy to make UGC (User-generated content) and enable creativity,”Tomi Toikka, Makea Games Founder, CEO and Creative Director, explains the startup.
- Play Ventures led this funding round. It is an early-stage VC fund focusing on the gaming industry. Recently, the firm closed its Fund II at $135 million to invest in the world’s best game makers and entrepreneurs. Business Finland, a Finnish state fund, and some experienced angel investors also participated in the funding.
- With the fresh funds, Makea Games will expand its platform to be capable of making almost any kind of game. The company has bigger plans on creating a unified Makeaverse, where games are developed together with the gaming community.