Finnish cross-platform RPG company Spectarium has secured €5 million in Seed round funding. The round was led by Bitkraft Ventures and includes Delphi Digital and Framework Ventures. The fresh capital will allow the games company to scale its team and further develop its first RPG title Myths which is due for a soft launch next year.
“At Bitkraft, we believe that content generation is one of the most promising forms of AI-enabled creativity and a paradigm shift in studio economics. Spectarium’s approach unlocks highly personalised and endlessly customisable gameplay experiences while expanding on proven ARPG systems with the team’s deep genre expertise, and harnessing the global IP of ancient myths to engage diverse player bases across platforms,” says Jasper Brand, Partner at Bitkraft Ventures.
The team is made up of members from the likes of EA, Epic Games, Riot Games, Square Enix and was founded by Romain Schneider, Mark Peterson and Plarium co-founders Avi Shalel and Gabi Shalel. The aim of the game for this games company is to produce uniquely personalised games tailored to the player's preferences saying that its ‘innovation lies in the symbiotic collaboration between AI and storytelling. The AI serves as the narrative backbone, dynamically tailoring the storyline to players' choices and the evolving game maps’. As the name suggests, Myths is a mythological-themed RPG.
"Eight years ago, the Spectarium core team came together with a shared mission: to create a game envisioned by our community. This journey fostered a deep trust with our global player base and solidified our team's passion for crafting games that resonate. While we remain community-centric, the studio has evolved and is committed to developing cross-platform, mass-market games that captivate gamers worldwide. By merging standout visuals with generated content, we aim to craft unique and endless gameplay experiences,” says Schneider.
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