User-generated content tools from Makea Games enable players to create entire worlds using just their controllers. Makea Games’ first title – the parkour game Supermoves – will be released on PC and consoles for public testing in 2023.
Makea Games today announced it has raised more than 1.3 million euros in funding in the pre-seed round. Led by Play Ventures, and Business Finland, experienced angel investors also participated in the financing round of the game studio, which was established in February 2022. The round was completed in August 2022 – just six months after the company was founded.
The funding enables the Tampere, Finland -based development team to be strengthened with top talent and allows the first title Supermoves to be launched to the international market.
“Community-focused games that encourage players to create their own content, worlds, and experiences are the future of gaming. Makea Games’ ‘Supermoves’ competitive PvP gaming platform and their best-in-class in-game UGC tools will offer players countless hours of creative enjoyment and entertainment. The Makea Games team has a unique blend of youth and experience, which is a perfect mix to build new experiences for the next gaming generation. We’re very proud to support them on this journey.”, says Harri Manninen from Play Ventures.
Makea Games will fuel the creativity of the gaming community.
Makea Games’ unique strength is a game platform that utilizes the players’ own creativity. Using the platform, players can create games ranging from sports to racing to shooters. The goal is to produce – together with the players – virtually endless amounts of content, which means that players will constantly have new things to experience and play. Just a game controller is enough to produce content and you don’t need coding skills or a separate editor to create new levels or game worlds.
“We are in the process of building a UGC (user-generated content) -driven multiplayer world, where players can make almost any kind of game content themselves and utilize their own creativity. Our vision is that Makea Games will become a universe of several games, where there is always something new to play because the players themselves participate in the creation of the game content. With our gaming platform, it’s easy to make UGC and enable creativity. When we get the community involved in the development, we can constantly throw more toys into the sandbox which the players can use to build any kind of content.” says Makea Games Founder, CEO, and Creative Director Tomi Toikka.
Supermoves is the first step toward the Makea Games universe
Makea Games’ first game is the parkour game Supermoves, which can be described as a combination of “Fall Guys”, ”Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” and “Mirror’s Edge”, fusing together free movement and, above all, interaction with other players in multiplayer. Players run along the walls, grind on rails and compete together by pulling off awesome parkour tricks. Supermoves’ game modes include Rising Tide, where players must avoid a ball pit rising like a tidal wave, and Chase Tag, which is a game of tag between players.
Players can build their own levels and worlds by pressing one button with a very easy-to-use editor – with just their game controller – in full multiplayer with friends. Supermoves uses the latest Unreal Engine 5 game engine, which enables – among other things – fully real-time lighting and massive multiplayer arenas. Supermoves will be available on the consoles and PC.
“Currently, the challenge is the inaccessible creation tools which have prevented the majority of players from producing content for games themselves. Supermoves creates a strong community of players and all content can be played alone or with friends – but you can also create your own levels with the help of Makea Games’ easy-to-use game platform. The platform will expand in the future to be capable of making almost any kind of game. This is how we strive to build a unified Makeaverse, where games are developed together with the gaming community,” says Toikka.
Makea Games’ debut game, Supermoves, will be available to test in 2023. Makea Games is actively looking for new game professionals to join the team and will participate in the Slush 2022 event in Helsinki on November 17. – 18.11.2022.
Check us out at www.makea.games. In the Makea Games universe, everyone can make a game – just bring your imagination!
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About Play Ventures:
Play Ventures is the leading early-stage gaming venture capital firm with offices in Singapore and Helsinki, Finland. Founded by gaming industry veterans Henric Suuronen and Harri Manninen, who have made successful exits to King and Disney respectively, Play Ventures invests globally in pre-seed and seed-stage gaming startups and focuses on free-to-play mobile and PC opportunities as well as gaming services startups.
For more information, please visit www.playventures.vc
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