Among Us maker Innersloth opens funding outfit Outersloth

Among Us maker Innersloth opens funding outfit Outersloth

The developer of the smash hit Among Us, Innersloth, has founded a new fund for indie games. 

Announced on stage at Summer Game Fest, the venture is dubbed Outersloth and is offering the "kind of deals" that developers what co-founder and CEO Forrest Willard "wanted back in our less popular days". 

On its website, Outersloth said that it is only interested in funding projects and that the firm has no interest in publishing games or owning any IP. The outfit isn't looking to work on blockchain or web3 projects, VR games or titles that are already released. 

The venture has already funded a new projects, too. On the fund's website are Mars First Logitisics, One Btn Bosses, Battle Suit Aces, Project Dosa, Rogue Eclipse, Mossfield Archives and Strange Scaffold, as well as unnamed titles from Strange Scaffold, Visai Games and Coldblood Inc. 

"There's been so many great indie games in recent years but it's also no secret that it's a rough time in the industry," Willard said. 

"Some devs don't really get the chance they deserve so we thought we could help out a bit."

Comms director Victoria Tran added: "This is our way of saying thank you to our crewmates, players and peers by helping some games and devs have the funding and freedom needed to ship their games. Then we all get to play them, which was the real plan." 

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