World Makers scores $4m investment

Date Type Companies involved Size
April 24th, 2023 investment $4m
World Makers scores $4m investment

Developer World Makers has secured more funding to help complete the upcoming Deceit 2.

The firm has landed $4 million from the Makers Fund, following up on the $3 million investment the company scored from the VC outfit back in 2021. World Makers is the new iteration of Automaton, which went bust in 2019.

“Our strong partnership with our investors allows us to continue forward with our development vision and increase staffing resources as we near the launch of Deceit 2,” World Makers CEO James Thompson (pictured) said.

“This new investment round lays the path to the future for our studio and allows us to continue supporting our passionate community as we craft the next generation of online multiplayer games.”

Makers Fund investor Archie Stonehill added: "Since our initial investment in World Makers, the team has continued to expand the studio's talent and broader vision while successfully delivering on Deceit 2's development. World Makers is more than living up to the potential that we at Makers Fund, along with their millions of players, have long seen in the studio. We can’t wait to bring Deceit 2 to a global PC and Console audience as well as exciting future titles from World Makers."

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