Update: Volt Games Raises $1.5M, Led by Voodoo | Pocket Gamer.biz
Update: Volt Games raised $1.5 million through its seed round, led by hyper-casual powerhouse Voodoo. The round included participation from Shilling and Aream & Co, alongside angel investors including Chris Lee, Rui Pereira, Niall Curran and Sebastien Borget.
“It is great to gain recognition from our investors for the culture, talent and vision we have built over the past 2 years,” the founding team of Volt Games said in a statement.
“This amount will allow us to fuel the MetaStar Strikers project and take it to the next level!”
Original story: French hypercasual publisher Voodoo has revealed that it will lead a seed funding round for Lisbon-based mobile game developer Volt Games.
Founded in 2020, Volt Games has launched six titles on iOS and Android devices, including Perfect Fighter and Football Clash – Mobile Soccer. The studio currently has 10 employees, including its four co-founders Pedro Cabaço, Gonçalo Banha, João Albuquerque and Pedro Dinis.
Volt and Voodoo have collaborated to test and release games since 2020 and most recently when the studio announced its transition to blockchain-based mobile game development.
The announcement follows Voodoo’s commitment last December to invest $200 million in blockchain-based mobile games to bring them to the casual mobile gaming audience.
“A fully interoperable sports metaverse”
“We are thrilled to lead Volt Games’ fundraising to support the development of the blockchain mobile game company,” said Voodoo co-founder and CEO Alexandre Yazdi.
“The team already has an impressive track record of creating entertaining mobile games and we look forward to helping them build their future success in blockchain gaming.”
Volt Games Co-Founder and CEO Pedro Cabaço added, “It’s a really exciting time for the gaming industry where Play & Earn is growing in popularity and partnering with Voodoo and our other investors feels like the right decision to make a big impact in this space.”
Volt has already begun development of its first mobile NFT game, MetaStar Strikers, a soccer-themed game with a “score and win” model that allows players to compete online to collect NFTs.
Cabaço continued, “With MetaStar Strikers and the MetaStar brand, we’re not just building a football game – we’re creating a sports metaverse that’s fully interoperable with other sports games like basketball, tennis, or golf. Here, most NFTs and in-game currency will be usable in all games, adding more utility and value to these assets.”
Last week, Playtika, an Israel-based mobile games company, appointed Jacob Mendel to lead its blockchain initiatives as it explores the emerging space.