Ember Sword dev Bright Star raises $700,000

Ember Sword developer Bright Star Studios has closed a $700,000 pre-seed funding round. 

The lead investor was early stage game fund Play Ventures with participation from Galaxy Interactive via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund.

“As investors and gamers, we’re 100% aligned with Bright Star Studio’s vision of accessible, player-driven MMORPG experiences with open game economies,” said Play Ventures partner Anton Backman.

“We believe increased player-ownership of game worlds allow for deep and engaging gameplay, and are confident that this is the right team to deliver this new experience to players.”

Former esports pro and Popdog co-founder Andreas Thorstensson also joins as an advisor. 

Big plans

Ember Sword is an ambitious blockchain-based free-to-play fantasy MMORPG due for release in late 2022 for browsers and PC, followed by mobile devices. 

Based in Denmark, Bright Star (previously called So Couch Studios) additionally announced former Unity Studios CEO Allan Kirkeby had joined it as a senior producer to lead game production and operations. 

You can find out more details about Ember Sword via its website, and also pre-register for early access. 

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