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Skybound Leisure has invested in Mega Cat Studios, the corporate at present engaged on upcoming RPG WrestleQuest.
Whereas Skybound didn’t disclose a determine, GamesIndustry.biz understands this can be a multimillion greenback funding.
The corporate, which owns The Strolling Lifeless franchise and operates in a number of types of leisure, additionally says that is the primary time it has made an funding right into a sport developer.
Pittsburgh-based developer Mega Cat Studios has beforehand made a mixture of titles for each fashionable platforms and retro consoles, even launching new titles as cartridge-only releases.
Its present undertaking is WrestleQuest, a retro-style RPG constructed round actual wrestlers similar to “Macho Man” Randy Savage. The sport is due for launch in Might 2023.
Along with finance, Mega Cat founder James Deighan mentioned the deal can even give his crew “larger entry to different Skybound IP and writer assets.”
The funding follows the information that Skybound has launched a Regulation A+ marketing campaign to boost extra capital, permitting members of the general public to spend money on the corporate.
Up to now, this has raised greater than $11.8 million, though the majority of that was pledged earlier than the marketing campaign went absolutely public.