Wavedash Games, an Oakland, Calif.-based game publisher, raised $6m in Series A funding.
The round was led by March Capital Partners with participation from Lowercase Capital, Advancit Capital, CourtsideVC, Machine Shop Ventures, Luma Labs, and Cherrytree VC.
The company intends to use the funds to grow its team and complete the development of its new Platform Fighter game.
Founded in 2015 by Matt Fairchild, CEO, and other seasoned game developers from EA, Riot Games, and Blizzard, Wavedash Games is an independent game publisher focused on building gaming which feature competitive and cooperative multiplayer experiences, watchability, and production value for video streaming.
The company aims to place Platform Fighters alongside MOBAs (League of Legends) and FPS games (CS:GO) as a premier, global esport genre. Their untitled game will be free to play, inspired by such models as League of Legends and Dota 2, which offer the game itself for free while selling customization options.
The game will launch on PC with extensive controller support and online play, releasing new characters and stages over the first year. Wavedash plans to reveal gameplay for the first time this summer.
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