W4 Games raises $15 million Series A to make open source games Follow Dec 09, 2023 · 1 min read
W4 Games raises $15 million Series A to make open source games
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W4 Games, a leading provider of products and services for the open-source Godot game engine, today announced it has raised $15 million in Series A funding. The round was led by OSS Capital, with participation from Naval Ravikant (Founder of AngelList), Justin Hoffman (Ex Elastic), Larry Augustin (Ex SugarCRM), Alex Atallah (Co-founder OpenSea), Thomas Dohmke (CEO GitHub), Diogo Mónica (Founder Anchorage Digital), Scott Williamson (Ex GitLab), and other notable founders and executives.

This new funding comes at an inflection point for the video game industry, which is poised for exponential growth driven by shifting demographics, expanding Internet access, new technologies, and rising adoption across industries. W4 Games plans to strengthen its role within the thriving Godot ecosystem by supporting ongoing open-source development and expanding its products and services built on the free, open-source Godot Engine.

Founded in 2021 by Godot veterans and open source entrepreneur Nicola Farronato, W4 Games delivers products like W4 Consoles for game console porting and W4 Cloud for hosting multiplayer Godot games. With the new funding, the company plans to further facilitate Godot’s global expansion, double its team over 18 months, and develop a Godot education program.

Founded in 2021, W4 Games delivers commercial products and services for the open-source Godot game engine ecosystem. With offices in Dublin, Ireland and worldwide remote teams, W4 Games is led by Godot co-creator Juan Linietsky along with founders Rémi Verschelde, Fabio Alessandrelli, and Nicola Farronato. Investors include OSS Capital, Lux Capital, SISU Ventures and Bob Young.

Godot Engine is a free, open-source game engine used by indie developers and major studios alike to create 2D and 3D games across platforms. Its intuitive workflow, active community, and free usage under the MIT license have quickly made Godot one of the world’s most popular game engines. W4 Games is focused on complementing ongoing community-led development with sustainable commercial products and services.

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