One More Game raises $22M Series A led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, joined by Andreessen Horowitz and Griffin Gaming Partners, to develop Spellcraft
The investment will fuel the development and launch of the studio’s first title, created by veteran developers behind beloved franchises like Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and guild wars
SEATTLE, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — One More Game, a new game studio built by veteran developers behind Warcraft, StarCraft, Diabloand guild warstoday announced the closure of a $22 million Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The investment will further strengthen the team in its mission to help players have more fun, starting with its first title: Spellan online competitive strategy game that aims to spawn a new genre of gaming.
Joining Lightspeed in the round are Griffin Gaming Partners and Andreessen Horowitz, who previously led the studio’s starting round. Other participants include Animal Capital, Cleo Capital and several individual investors.
“This is an energizing opportunity to build a game – and a studio – from the ground up, bringing all the lessons we’ve learned and the beliefs we’ve gained over our many shared years of making games,” said Patrick Wyattco-founder and CEO of One more game. “We are delighted to have such a distinguished and supportive team of investors who have trusted our team, the potential of Spelland our vision for future titles.”
“Pat Wyatt and Jamie Winsor are a killer founding team as gaming establishment meets next-gen gaming, with Pat’s nine years at Blizzard launching Battle.net, several iconic games, then co-founding ArenaNet, and the story of Jamie at Riot Games and ArenaNet,” said Amy Wu from Lightspeed. “We at Lightspeed are excited to be part of the journey.”
Since its inception in 2019, the studio has been developing its first title, applying its novel Alpha-driven development approach to quickly iterate on gameplay with feedback from real players. The unannounced game has been operating as a live service with regular playtesting for a small group of players since late 2020, with details and expanded playtesting opportunities to come.
“One more game vision of the evolution of competitive gaming is something that immediately resonated with the Griffin team,” said Pierre Levin, Managing Director of Griffin Gaming Partners. “We are thrilled to join them on this journey and equally thrilled to see the community reaction to their debut game.”
“The vision and depth of experience embodied by One more game founding team inspired us to lead the studio’s seed cycle,” said Jonathan Lai, General Partner at Andreesen Horowitz. “Since then, they’ve made great strides in realizing that vision and growing their team of developers, and we can’t wait to see them deliver games players love.”
Players interested in joining the next private Alpha Preview event to Spell can register to participate.
For more information, visit www.onemoregame.com and www.playspellcraft.com.
On One more game
Founded by developers behind genre franchises such as Warcraft, Diablo, Magic: Arena and Guild Wars, One more game is on a mission to help gamers have more fun. Launched in 2020 by Patrick Wyatt and Jamie Winsorthe SeattleThe based (but entirely remote) studio believes that involving players early in the development process is paramount to creating groundbreaking online games. One more game is hard at work on its first game, Spellcraft, a new type of strategy game where players collect and command incredible heroes across colliding worlds. To learn more, visit www.onemoregame.com.
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