Moss Developer Polyarc Lands $9M Series B Funding To Make AR Games

As we speak the builders of Moss, Polyarc, introduced a $9 million Collection B enterprise funding spherical led by Hiro Capital to develop into AR recreation improvement. Even nonetheless, the developer tells us they’re nonetheless dedicated to creating a sequel to Moss.

Anybody that has spent any time inside a VR headset and browsed any of the main storefronts from Oculus Residence and Steam to the PSN retailer have possible seen Quill, the primary character from Polyarc’s Moss marketed someplace. She’s cute, charming, and stuffed with character regardless of by no means talking a phrase and is the cornerstone of what made Moss such a terrific expertise.

The Collection B fund increase is led by Hiro Capital, adopted by Vulcan Capital, an present investor, and Galaxy Interactive by way of its Galaxy EOS VC Fund, a partnership with EOSIO blockchain software program writer Block.one.

Notably, this fund increase is particularly introduced as being focused at AR recreation improvement. This appears odd at first given their expertise in VR improvement, however sounds prefer it’s all a part of their imaginative and prescient for the trade.

“We see VR and AR as a continuum, and there are nice video games to be made all alongside that spectrum,” says Lincoln Davis, Publishing Director at Polyarc, in an e-mail to UploadVR. “We’re excited for the chance to maintain pushing the trade with new methods to expertise bodily interplay, emotional suggestions, and object persistence.”

Since we’re nonetheless ready on an official reveal for his or her subsequent VR recreation, presumably Moss 2, it nonetheless got here as a little bit of a shock. Will this affect Moss 2’s improvement in any respect? Is that an AR recreation now?

“As you coated prior to now, the group is worked up to proceed Quill and the participant’s story on the earth of Moss,” says Davis. “And we will’t wait to share extra.”

That’s reassuring then. There hasn’t actually been a giant, breakout success within the AR house for gaming but. Pokemon GO isn’t actually true AR and the small video games developed for Hololens have been largely simply tech demos. Magic Leap has a handful of video games, nevertheless it was by no means actually designed as a gaming platform.

I requested for extra particulars on their AR plans concerning whether or not it will embrace a Moss AR recreation, new IP, which platforms, and many others., however Davis merely mentioned that “has but to be decided” at the moment.

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