Bossa's Worlds Adrift backed by $1.35m investment

Bossa's Worlds Adrift backed by $1.35m investment
Matthew Jarvis

By Matthew Jarvis

August 9th 2016 at 9:49AM

UK firm London Venture Partners, which previously supported Supercell and Playfish, adds funding to ambitious MMO

Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios has received a major funding bump for its next big title.

Worlds Adrift is a massively multiplayer sandbox effort in the vein of Minecraft, built on the world-building technology SpatialOS from Improbable.

London Venture Capital has injected the project with $1.35 million of investment. The UK-based investment firm previously backed studio success stories including Supercell and Playfish.

The money will be used to speed up the game’s creation, as well as helping Bossa to grow and work on other titles, including multiplayer and VR games, VentureBeat reports.

“We’re at the edge of a transformation in the games industry that will fundamentally change the way players interact with games,” said Bossa CEO Henrique Olifiers in a statement. “Advancements in artificial intelligence, near-limitless processing power in the cloud and large­-scale simulations are aligning to empower a new kind of entertainment that is built on the fly for the players and by the players.

“The games of tomorrow will be unique, tailor-made experiences for each individual, whose actions will fundamentally affect the world around them, influencing everyone else’s experiences in unexpected and interesting ways.”