Manticore Games, the San Mateo, Calif.-based developer and operator behind Core™, an endless arcade of high-quality, user-built games, raised $100m in Series C financing.
The round was led by XN, with participation from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and LVP, as well as returning investors Benchmark, Bitkraft’s new Opportunity Fund, Correlation Ventures and Epic Games.
The company will use the funds to accelerate growth by bolstering its Creator programs, and further developing game creation and publishing tools of any major user-generated content (UGC) platform.
Led by industry veterans Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard, Manticore Games is the developer and operator of Core™, an endless universe of games to play and worlds to explore designed by a global community of creators. Over the past year, the company built the infrastructure of the Multiverse from the ground up, launched the most Creator-friendly economy of any UGC-platform, and introduced accessible tools for game creation and publishing, with an interface that requires no coding experience to develop and publish a game in as little as an hour.
After just a few months in Alpha, Core already offers more than 20,000 free games in every genre imaginable.