Layer helps create professional game art, in-game content, marketing and live-operations art at scale.
The AI-powered tool allows users to set creative direction and scale with the power of AI, taking cues from existing art styles and creating an unlimited pipeline of professional game assets. This solution addresses the challenges of creating engaging games with AI tools.
Layer has secured $1.8 million in its first seed round, backed by top ad tech and gaming angels and VC funds. The round included support from industry legends Jim Payne, gaming angels Akin Babayigit, Michele Attisani and Dilpesh Parmar, and gaming VCs including The Games Fund, The Games Syndicate, GFR Fund, Laton Ventures and other AI/Tech VCs and angels.
They has also received a strategic investment from Devoted Studios. Headquartered in San Francisco, Layer was founded by a team of professionals with extensive experience in AI, gaming, and computer vision. Its product has been praised for increasing productivity, accelerating art delivery, and reducing costs.
The AI-powered tool has been praised for its ability to increase artist team productivity by 240% and accelerate art delivery. It has been used by Tripledot Studios, which has tripled its production speed and quality, reduced costs, and brought art production in-house.
Layer is committed to being creator-first, enterprise-ready and model agnostic, focusing on 2D game creation for mobile and AAA studios.
The company aims to be the easiest tool to adopt and the fastest to ROI. Since its launch in February 2023, Layer has served top-tier clients such as Tripledot, Sciplay, Mag Interactive, and hundreds of professional artists.
The company is also working towards SOC 2 and ISO certification to ensure security and reliability. Maria Kochmola, General Partner at The Games Fund, believes Layer.AI is a key player in the AI revolution for games.