Today we are announcing that we’ve closed our Series A round of funding, bringing $17.3M (€14.1M) into the studio to continue building our team and to progress towards launching our first game, codenamed Project-V.
There’s no other way to say it – this is a big one. We’re thrilled about the new partnerships Vela has forged, and we’re so ready to take our talented team and this unique game we’re building and bring them all to the next level. With the close of our Series A round, led by our new partners at Novator with additional investment from Ubisoft and LVP, Vela Games has reached another huge milestone in our mission to unite gamers all over the world.
This follows another exciting moment in our journey: completing our first pre-alpha playtest with players from our Discord community. It was an electrifying experience. No matter how many times you do it, it’s always a little scary to show off your work for the first time – especially at an early phase. However, our players had a lot of fun with the game, saw the potential in what we’re building, and, most importantly, provided us with a wealth of valuable feedback. Thanks to them we have a strong sense of what’s working well in Project-V, and how we can improve the parts that still need work.
Vela will be following up with several more playtests as we improve and add to the gameplay experience. You could be one of our early community members to play the game and offer us your thoughts! Registration is quick and easy, and available right here: vela.games. Be sure to join our Discord channel for the latest updates on upcoming playtests, as well as sneak peaks of the game and other fun activities.
The Vela Games team is now more than two dozen strong, and we’re still growing. If you’re looking to take on an exciting challenge with a team of focused, inspired, and dedicated creators, check out our Careers page and see if something fits. You could help Vela launch the first game in a new genre (Multiplayer Online Co-op, or MOCO)!
There’s never been a more exciting time to be a part of Vela Games. We’re backed by a truly wonderful group of partners who believe in our vision and are fully committed to seeing Vela reach our full potential. We have an amazing team who has risen to the many challenges of the last year-and-a-half with a truly humbling amount of strength and creativity. We have a game that, while still in its early stages, is resonating with our audience and getting them excited to play more. And, of course, we have a lot of work to do – but there’s nothing else we’d rather be doing!
We hope you’ll join our growing community of players on Discord, and we look forward to playing the game with you!