Series A Funding Round for Seed is Signed, Sealed, Delivered

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We're extremely excited to announce that the Series A funding round for Seed has been secured! And what's more, the round was led by Northzone, with additional support from Makers Fund, Novator, and firstminute capital. What an honour!

Northzone has previously invested in, among others, Spotify, PlayRaven, iZettle, and Avito, so it's inspiring to be a part of this esteemed roster.

To quote Mundi: “We're truly humbled to have secured the Series A for the development of Seed, a project that we believe will play an integral role in the next generation of social simulations. We're honored to share our vision with Northzone, and are more excited than ever to tackle this very ambitious project.”

To quote Paul Murphy, Partner at Northzone: “Klang has everything you’d want as an early stage investor - massive vision, experienced team, and an incredible early version of the product. We’re thrilled to be partnering with the team to help bring Seed to market.”

More information about the round can be found over on VentureBeat here: https://venturebeat.com/2018/07/16/klang-games-raises-8-95-million-for-space-colony-online-simulation/

Thank you for the support!
- The Klang Gang

Meet with Klang at GDC 18 and talk Seed!

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It's eleven days until GDC, which means there are only eleven days left to get your GDC schedule together – depending on when you read this, of course. This is hereby eleven days notice that Klang will be holding a “Meet the Devs” session at GDC, and, if you want to know more about Seed, you should probably be there!

We'll be holding a special "Meet The Devs" session on Wednesday 21st March from 3PM – 4PM at the Improbable Booth, 1031- South Hall. Here, you'll be able to meet the Klang founders, discuss everything and anything about Seed, and even pick up FREE, super-exclusive Seed goodies!

If you're press and you want an exclusive, hands-off look at Seed, we can sort that out, too. Visit our GDC page here and book an appointment with us.

See you in San Francisco!

Talking the S-Word at PC Gamer Weekender

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Seed!!! Mundi - the big cheese, the overlord, the governor - will be discussing Seed, virtual worlds, and all things SpatialOS at next week's PC Gamer Weekender in LDN. And when I say talking, I don't mean to himself, but as part of the event's Developer Stage programme!

To quote the event's namesake, PC Gamer, our session will in the form a live Q&A, with discussion topics being the inspirations behind Seed, the design of the project, and SpatialOS' mighty tech. Read the PC Gamer article here: https://www.pcgamer.com/seed-klangs-hugely-ambitious-eve-like-mmo-will-be-on-stage-at-the-pc-gamer-weekender/

The session, titled 'Seed—Build Your Own Utopia', will be taking place on the Sunday (18th February) at noon. If you're attending the weekend, be sure to also check out Automaton Games' session on the Saturday! That's set to be a good 'un!

For Press: If you're down to meet up with us during the weekend, email me at jonathan@klang-games.com to sort something out.

See you there!

Announcement: Peter Holzapfel has joined the Klang Gang!

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We're extremely excited to announce that the man, the myth, the legend, Peter Holzapfel, has joined Klang as the Executive Producer of Seed.

Peter will be overseeing all areas of production and development, maintaining the core vision of the project. He's also to expand our structure, which is no easy task.

Mundi explains in his own words, “We're very excited to have Peter on board as an Executive Producer. Not only does Peter bring with him experience, but also a focused approach towards production, which is extremely vital to us as a team. Our goal is to create an MMO simulation which has never been done before in this shape or form, so focus and prioritization are of utmost importance. Peter's 15 years of experience in game development will help us to realize this ambitious goal.”

Prior to joining the Klang Gang, Peter was working in various creative production roles for companies like YAGER and Crytek, as well as his own company. His most recent role was as the Game Director for YAGER's combat flight simulator, Dreadnought.

Seed is one of those rare opportunities that is so good that you have to drop your own plans and just roll with it and see where it takes you. A project so full of passion, enthusiasm and ambition that it reminds you again why we all joined this industry in the first place. I am proud to be a part of this project and will do whatever I can to help make this dream become a reality,” explained Peter.

You're making us blush, Peter.
Welcome to the team.

What the heck is happening with ReRunners?

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Remember ReRunners? That game we launched back in 2016? The one with the weird and wacky graphics for mobile? Well, it's about time we give you a status update on what's going on with it.

In July 2016, we launched ReRunners to a dedicated community of mobile gamers and avid retro-gaming lovers. After a brilliant Beta and a super successful launch, we’ve decided to take the game down to focus 100 percent on the development of Seed. We just can’t dedicate enough time to it, which it needs (and deserves).

ReRunners is a game that we're extremely proud of, a game that we put countless hours in to create, and grew an amazing, supportive community. So, it's was a tough decision to put ReRunners on hold.

So, what next?

We don't want this crazy game to die! Hell no!

We really want to get the game back into a state that's playable, so ya'll can keep on running! And, eventually, raise the ReRunners phoenix from the fire.

Now, we're looking into various scenarios for ReRunners, and, as of yet, none of these scenarios have actually been put into motion. But, we'll let you know as soon as we're at a stage to continue.

Until then, thank you so much for the good times. Please feel free to leave us your scrutiny in the comments below.

Love,
- The Klang Gang