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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Klang Games

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'Seed' Developer Secures $8.95 Million Investment - Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2018 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT

Seed is a continuous, persistent MMO simulation where players are tasked with colonizing an exoplanet through collaboration, conflict, and other player-to-player interaction.

Berlin-based game development studio Klang has secured an $8.95 Million Series A investment round to support the development of the studio’s upcoming AI-driven MMO simulation, Seed.

The funding round was led by Northzone, the early stage venture capital firm behind Spotify, iZettle, and Avito. Klang will use the Series A to expand the studio's development team and further the production of Seed.

This announcement follows the studio's second equity funding round finalized in March 2018 - led by Makers Fund and included firstminute capital, Neoteny, Mosaic Ventures, and Novator - bringing the total amount of funding for the project to $13.95 Million.

“We're truly humbled to have secured the Series A for the development of Seed, a project that we believe will play an integral role in the next generation of social simulations. We're honored to share our vision with Northzone, and are more excited than ever to tackle this very ambitious project,” explained Mundi Vondi, CEO & Co-Founder of Klang.

“Klang has everything you’d want as an early stage investor - massive vision, experienced team, and an incredible early version of the product. We’re thrilled to be partnering with the team to help bring Seed to market,” stated Paul Murphy, Partner at Northzone.

Original backers of Klang include Greylock Partners, Joi Ito, and David Helgason, as well as original investors London Venture Partners (LVP).

Seed is a continuous, persistent simulation where players are tasked with colonizing an alien planet through collaboration, conflict, and player-to-player interaction. Using unique gameplay based on managing multiple characters in real-time, characters live on after the player has logged off, allowing the world of Seed to be a living, breathing entity.

Seed utilizes Improbable's SpatialOS, a cloud platform for game development. By building on SpatialOS, developers can use standard tools and game engines to design, build and manage games that go beyond the limits of a single-server architecture. It allows for a swarm of hundreds of game engines, running in the cloud, to cooperate together to simulate a world much larger, richer, and with more players than any single engine or server could.

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