World Makers Raises $3M in Funding

World Makers (formerly Automaton Games), a Cambridge, UK-based video gaming studio, raised $3m in seed funding.

Makers Fund made the investment.

The company intends to use the funds to continue developing Deceit, as well as pursue additional new projects.

Led by James Thompson, CEO, World Makers is an independent games studio focused on building multiplayer games such as Deceit, a breakout multiplayer horror game, which has hit several major milestones to date including:

  • 13 million downloads
  • 17,000 peak concurrent users
  • 87,000+ Discord members
  • Over 53 million games played

Thompson found Automaton Games in 2015 with co-founder Jord Fox (technical director), Shivam Mistry (platform director), Oliver Hodge (design director), and Joel Mills (analytics director).