Klang, a Berlin-based game development studio has secured a Series B investment round of $22.33 Million to support the development of SEED. SEED is a large-scale, persistent virtual world, set to redefine the MMO landscape.
The funding round is led by Novator Partners, a global technology and healthcare investment firm. LEGO Ventures, the investment entity of the LEGO brand, joins current investors in the round, Northzone, Neoteny, firstminute capital, Makers Fund, and New Life Ventures, to help Klang further the production of SEED- bringing the total amount of funding for the project to $37.42 Million.
“We have been a big fan of the team and leadership of Klang from the start,” says Birgir Ragnarsson of Novator Partners. “The company is truly on the cutting edge in technology and innovation, but more importantly it understands games and gamers better than most and has no fear in its ambitions for SEED. This combination along with the artistic talent in the company gives rise to a truly exciting opportunity with unlimited potential. We are proud to take a lead role in the business and assist the team on this ambitious quest.”
“LEGO Ventures is excited to support Klang as they continue to push the boundaries of what MMOs can be. We believe in the team and the vision and look forward to joining them on this journey,” comments Alexis Horowitz-Burdick, Head of LEGO Ventures.
SEED is an online life-simulator where each player manages multiple characters. Set far in the future, players collaborate to rebuild society and create a new home in a vast world similar to earth. The simulation is persistent and continuous, meaning that when players go offline, their characters will continue to live their day-to-day lives within the simulation. SEED utilizes Improbable’s SpatialOS, a cloud platform that allows SEED to simulate a world much larger, richer, and with more players than any single engine or server could.