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

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

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

Lightforge was founded last year by veterans of Blizzard and Epic Games. At the time, the team said they were working on an unknown project. Now Lightforge has revealed a little more about the project, including the storytelling method behind the tabletop games. It will also be built using Epic’s Unreal Engine 5.

Matt Shembury, CEO of Lightforge, said in a statement: “Sports are best when they create a shared experience. Our team is building a game that seems to push the boundaries of stories and bring together players from around the world. By increasing this round of funding, and doing so with a wonderful team of partners, we will be able to continue expanding the team to meet our ambitious goals. “

Bitcraft partner Moritz Bayer-Lentz added: “The Lightforge team credentials speak for themselves, but their vision really came to life when we had the opportunity to look behind the scenes and see the amazing progress the team has made in such a short time. Time. It’s already been an incredibly enjoyable and captivating experience, and I’m not surprised that this group of exceptional founders and executives in gaming, streaming and interactive media is rallying behind the Lightforge team and cheering them on to take them to the next level. They continue to push the boundaries and expectations of video games. “

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