The indie developer behind narrative-focused Erica Flavourworks has now raised £3.5m ($4.5m) in Series A funding thanks to venture capitalist John Goldman.
The VC has invested in the studio via the GC Tracker Fund and joins Hiro Capital and Sky Ventures, adding £500,000 ($700,000) into the pot. Flavourworks had previously raised £3m ($3.8m).
“With Black Mirror, Lion King and now Mandalorian, video gaming and Hollywood are finally blending together,” Goldman said.
“Flavourworks has truly positioned itself in the crosshairs of this trend. I could not be more excited to support this exceptional team.”
Flavourworks was set up in 2015 by Jack Attridge and Pavle Mihajlovic, with the studio's first title Erica launching as a PlayStation 4 exclusive title.
“Erica merges the worlds of film and video games in a way that no one's done before,” co-founder Mihajlovic said when Flavourworks landed the initial $3.8m
“Our technology combines the mechanics of traditional storytelling with immersive soundtracks and next-level interactions that let you touch, feel and experience nuanced, interactive stories. This is the first time a game lets you reach out and touch a real, live-action world and have this world react to you in a meaningful way. We’re so excited to be working with our investors to help share these experiences worldwide.”