World Makers lands $3 million investment

Date Type Companies involved Size
December 3rd, 2021 investment Makers Fund $3m
World Makers lands $3 million investment

Game developer World Makers has secured $3 million in seed investment from the Makers Fund.

As reported by, that's the new iteration of Automaton Games, which went bust in 2019 due to an inability to secure funding for its ambitious battle royale project, Mavericks. That project was being developed with Improbable's SpatialOS technology.

CEO James Thompson (pictured) is still at the helm, and it would appear that Improbable still has some involvement in the company as that firm's CEO Herman Narula is a director at World Makers, as is the incredible-named Archibald Stonehill from Makers Fund.

"World Makers is all about bringing innovative social experiences to life," Thompson said.

"We are hugely excited to be working with the Makers Fund team as we ramp up our projects at such a pivotal time for virtual worlds and multiplayer games."

This investment is going towards the console version of its PC multiplayer horror title Deceit. World Makers boasts 13 million downloads since its 2017 release.

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