Lightforge Games raises $15 million for new RPG made on Unreal Engine 5

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Lightforge Games announced today that it has closed a funding round that will go to its latest video game project: an RPG with creative elements similar to Minecraft or Roblox.

Bitkraft Ventures led the way and Galaxy Interactive, NetEase and Dune Ventures also participated. Other participants include Imane “Pokimane” Anys and her agency RTS, Polygon Studios CEO Ryan Wyatt, Epyllion CEO Matthew Ball, Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell, and others.

Blizzard and Epic Games veterans founded Lightforge last year. At the time, the team said they were working on an unknown project. Now Lightforge has revealed a little more about the project, including that the stories are based on table games. It will also be made using Epic’s Unreal Engine 5.

Matt Schembari, CEO of Lightforge, said in a statement: “Games are at their best when they create a shared experience. Our team is building a game that aims to push the boundaries of the stories and worlds players can create together. With a great array of partners, we can continue to grow the team to achieve our ambitious goals.”

Bitkraft partner Moritz Baier-Lentz added: “The Lightforge team’s credentials speak for themselves, but their vision really came to life for us when we had the chance to go behind the scenes and see the amazing progress it has made. team had made in such a short time. time. It’s already been an incredibly fun and engaging experience, and I’m not surprised that this group of exceptional founders and executives in gaming, streaming and interactive media are joining the Lightforge team to take them to the next level and as they continue to push the boundaries and perception of video games.”

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