Bossa Studios, the games developer behind ‘I am Bread’ and ‘Surgeon Simulator’ has raised a $10m Series A led by Atomico.
Existing investors London Venture Partners also participated in the round.
According to a statement, the company will use the funds to recruit talent that will help it define its focus on AI, user generated content and open development.
Henrique Olifiers, co-founder and CEO of Bossa Studios, commented on the news: “Since first being introduced at Slush thanks to the Games London team, we’ve brought together the dream pair of partners who share our vision for the future: Atomico, Europe’s largest venture fund with operational excellence at their core and LVP, our original investors and advisors.
“Together we’re able to accelerate Bossa’s strategy of creating a new breed of multiplayer games based on crowdsourced content, AI-directed procedural generation, and an open development ethos bringing the community into the fabric of everything we do. There has never been a more exciting time to create games thanks to emerging technologies and platforms, and Bossa intends to be at the very heart of the action, creating popular titles that will capture players’ imaginations for years to come.”
Mattias Ljungman, co-founder and partner at Atomico, said: “At Atomico we take investing in fun seriously. Our recent report on the evolution of the games industry shows that it is now worth over $100bn in annual revenue. While mobile gaming has enjoyed a meteoric rise, we’re now also seeing a renaissance in groundbreaking PC gaming, and in particular in independent PC games studios.”
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Bossa is gearing up to launch its upcoming game Worlds Adrift, which has been built using Improbable’s Spatial OS.
“Worlds Adrift is setting new standards of ambition and creativity, and we’re thrilled to announce we’re leading a $10m Series A investment in the incredible team at Bossa. We’re excited to partner with Bossa’s founders Henrique Olifiers and Imre Jele as they take gamers to new universes. Henrique and Imre have enormous experience in the sector, having previously been integral to the success of Runescape, one of the most popular MMO games in history,” concluded Ljungman.
David Lau-Kee, general partner at London Venture Partners, praised the firm’s potential: “Of the many hundreds of game companies we see every year, few hold a vision as clear and transformational as Bossa’s, and fewer still implement it with such a creative verve and innovative connection with their audience. This is what marks Bossa out from the crowd and why we’re thrilled to be continuing with them on their journey.”