Kite and Lightning raise 2.5 million in funding for Baby Fighting VR Game and other projects.
Kite and Lightning announced today that they have raised raised a $2.5 million dollar seed round lead by Raine Ventures. Additional investors include Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, Social Capital, Outpost Capital, Boost VC, & Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Lytro.
Not to shabby for a team of two who looked to VR as a glimpse into the future after using a DK1 3 years ago. The team was looking to create something along the lines of a spiritual successor of Valve and Pixar. With such high expectations the the team went on to produce some demos that helped shape the world of early Oculus users.
So what is this 2.5 million going to? Well for starters the team has grown to 4 members now and are working on an interesting project. Bebylon Battle Royale is a VR game where you become an immortal baby beating the crap out of other babies while showboating at every step along the way. Apparently the team has a grander scope for it as noted in a blog post today.
"We’re actually building an entire virtual world!
While the Smash Bros-esque game is the fundamental core of BBRAG, we always envisioned a world that you could immerse yourself in. We want to create this amazing comedic world where you can craft your own personal character, cheer/boo/support your friends as a live audience member in the gladiatorial stages, or explore the world of Bebylon, from the shows it has to offer to the characters that inhabit it.
Basically, we want to create a mini-Sword Art Online…except in comedy…with adorable narcissistic babies….who love trolling each other.
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