Multiverse raises $17.5 million for video game-inspired digital tabletop platform
One Extra Multiverse has raised $17.5 million on the shut of a Collection A funding spherical, aiming to assist its upcoming 2D RPG-inspired digital tabletop platform One Extra Multiverse.
The hefty chunk of change comes because the free-to-play platform nears its deliberate Q3 2021 launch, and sees Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, Crunchyroll co-founder Kung Gao, and Oculus VR co-founder Nate Mitchell signal on as traders, alongside a number of others.
This newest spherical follows a smaller pre-seed spherical from again in early 2020 and brings the corporate’s lifetime raised to $17.7 million.
Whereas different digital tabletop instruments like Roll 20 or Tabletop Simulator purpose to emulate the in-person TTRPG expertise on-line, the group behind One Extra Multiverse pitch their platform as a tabletop expertise enriched by parts extra typically present in video video games.
Customers are capable of construct out their very own tabletop role-playing video games inside the platform, both in response to their very own guidelines or by following the constructions of established methods like Dungeons & Dragons or FATE, and use instruments inside One Extra Multiverse to design worlds, create characters, and run video games remotely with different gamers.
Although free-to-play, it echos different user-generated content material platforms by providing a digital market the place creators can design property and promote these to gamers by means of the platform to be used in their very own One Extra Multiverse video games.
“We wish to develop the TTRPG expertise with all the probabilities solely digital gameplay can supply,” reads a blurb from the Multiverse group. “We even have a singular and impressive imaginative and prescient for our Market. Our major purpose is to develop the quantity the folks taking part in TTRPG’s, as a result of we all know that can allow extra creators — recreation designers, artists, writers, GM’s, storytellers — to make a dwelling in our business. So we spend simply as a lot time fascinated with creator instruments because the participant expertise!”