We’ve had an eye on Dual Universe for the last three years, since even before its official reveal in 2016. Since that time, it’s raised a significant sum of money in crowdfunding ($630,000 of it on Kickstarter) and investor funding. Today, studio Novaquark says it’s raised much more.
“French video game developer Novaquark finalizes an additional $11.2M fundraising deal, led by Andurance Ventures and Azom Partners. This nearly doubles the company’s previous total funding as of August 2018 ($11.4M), for a total of $22.6M which includes Novaquark’s noteworthy crowdfunding revenue as the 3rd largest video game Kickstarter worldwide in 2016.”
The funding round will “support the development” of Dual Universe, which is currently in alpha 1 (alpha 2 is expected to launch later this year). As we’ve previously covered, the MMO is a sci-fi sandbox focused on community construction and large numbers of players in a real virtual world.
“In order to maintain its momentum, Novaquark intends to bolster its presence in Canada by hiring at its newly created Montréal studio, becoming a part of one of the most acclaimed game development communities in the world,” the press release declares.