Unit 2 Games raises $5 million investment from Makers Fund
17 OCTOBER 2019, Leamington Spa, UK. Award-winning games developer Unit 2 Games today announces it has closed a $5 million investment deal with Makers Fund.
Originally founded in late 2017, Unit 2 Games is building unique, collaborative game creation and sharing platform Crayta, which is slated for a Spring 2020 launch. The Makers Fund investment will support the firm’s ambitious plans for Crayta, and follows other significant financing earlier this year from an as-yet-unnamed major games industry company.
Unit 2 Games’s CEO and Founder Richard Smithies is delighted by the deal, “To have Makers Fund specifically single us out for investment adds further validation to everything we have beendoing over the last two years. Each member of their team is a well-regarded expert on the global games industry and we’re looking forward to working closely with them. They appreciate the enormous potential Crayta has to empower players and make game creation more accessible to everyone. They have also been a pleasure to deal with during the investment process.
Michael Cheung, Partner at Makers Fund further commented, “Building communities by democratizing game creation and centering on user generated content is one of the driving forces for growth in the industry. We think that Unit 2 Games’s unique approach to this with Crayta has huge potential and we’re excited to be supporting the team as they build out the vision.
ABOUT UNIT 2 GAMES: Based in Leamington Spa in the UK, Unit 2 Games was formed specifically to make game development and publishing more accessible to players throughout the world using its UGC-powered, collaborative game creation and sharing platform Crayta. The Company was founded and is run by former Radiant Worlds and Blitz Games Studios Chief Operating Officer, Richard Smithies, alongside a highly experienced team of nearly 40 people, many of whom have worked together for over a decade. www.unit2games.com & www.crayta.com
ABOUT MAKERS FUND: A venture capital fund created to support founders by combining deep industry experience with multi-stage investment across Seed to Series B, Makers is dedicated to furthering growth and innovation in the global interactive entertainment industry. www.makersfund.com