It’s always exhilarating when a new game studio of prominent veterans comes to life. Another bunch of AAA game developer veterans shook hands together to begin a game studio. Dubbing it “Lost Lake Games,” the cross-platform crew materialized into existence after funding. Lost Games revealed that they secured $5 million in funding led by Bitkraft Ventures. It is the world’s first capital group target on all things gaming.
Lightspeed Venture Partners, Moon Holdings, and 1UP Ventures were also part of the funding campaign. The company asserted that the sum would be used to augment its development team, production, and game development. Investors have exhibited immense trust in this team of veteran developers.
The founding partner at Bitkraft, Scott Rupp, lauded the co-founders in a remark, “It’s extremely rare to find a co-founder trio spanning design, engineering, and art which played key roles in iconic game franchises. This is an incredible opportunity to back a game studio with a bold, imaginative vision, a strong collaborative and empowering culture, and excellent iterative execution capabilities.”
Lost Lake Games
A company based in Seattle, Lost Lake Games is a group of enthusiastic veterans that have joined forces to realize their dreams. Even their website has a rather dreamy aesthetic. They portray themselves as “Founded by veteran devs with a shared love of their craft, Lost Lake is an independent studio committed to making games that blaze new trails and spark your next adventure.”
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Even the name behind the group has a lovely meaning. The objective of Lost Lake Studios is to develop games by blending the expertise, “We believe every project should be a shared journey where imagination and expertise come together to create something magical.”
Lost Game Studios elaborated further, “Ultimately, we’re building a studio for game devs who always want to make things better and who like to celebrate the success of their peers,” he added. “We are thrilled to be working with BITKRAFT Ventures and the whole team of investors who are helping bring our vision to life.” The team is dedicated to drafting “bold and imaginative” wonders.
Their employees’ work includes franchises like StarCraft, Guild Wars, Warcraft 2, and many more nostalgic pieces. James Phinney is the lead designer of StarCraft. He co-founded Lost Lake with Joe Pikop, who has experience working with Rockstar and ArenaNet. Mark Pottorf was the engineer and programmer on H1Z1 and Quantum Conundrum.
One can only marvel at the first title born out of that studio. When a talented bunch of experts comes together, the result is often pleasing. Backers and the game industry expect ambitious games to mold out of their crafts; their past experiences speak for themselves. What do you think about this new studio? Let us know in the comments below!
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