Berlin-based gaming studio Klang has raised €20 million to develop a virtual world, a massively multiplayer online (MMO) space colony simulation game called Seed. Klang describes the simulation as a voyage across an Earth-like exoplanet – abundant with all forms of biomes, various habitats, seasons, and unpredictable weather – where players can harvest resources, collaborate with other players, and conquer new lands.
The round was led by Novator Partners with participation from Lego Ventures, along with existing investors including Northzone, Neoteny, firstminute capital, Makers Fund, and New Life Ventures. And we couldn’t thank you all enough for your support.
“We are thrilled Novator and LEGO Ventures are making this big bet on us and for bringing Ragnarsson on as our Chairman – he truly understands the value of single-shard MMOs and brings his amazing experience from CCP to Klang,” said CEO Mundi Vondi. “Partnering with LEGO Ventures, the global phenomenon of emergent gameplay, is fantastic and aligns perfectly with our vision.”
“We have been a big fan of the team and leadership of Klang from the start,” said Birgir Ragnarsson of Novator Partners. “The company is truly on the cutting edge in technology and innovation, but more importantly, it understands games and gamers better than most and has no fear in its ambitions for SEED. This combination along with the artistic talent in the company gives rise to a truly exciting opportunity with unlimited potential. We are proud to take a lead role in the business and assist the team on this ambitious quest.”
“LEGO Ventures is excited to support Klang as they continue to push the boundaries of what MMOs can be,” said Head of LEGO Ventures Alexis Horowitz-Burdick. “We believe in the team and the vision and look forward to joining them on this journey.”