Spectarium Raises €5 Million in Seed Round to Bolster Personalized AI RPG Myths
Spectarium, the studio known for its cross-platform action RPGs, has secured €5 million in funding from its Seed Round. The funds will be used to support the development of their debut game, Myths, which aims to provide players with a uniquely personalized gaming experience using AI technology.
Creating Unique Gameplay Experiences
The development of Myths is part of Spectarium’s mission to create a game engine that aligns with players’ preferences, thematic elements, and gameplay experiences. The game conceptually draws inspiration from TokTok’s algorithm, allowing each player to have a distinct gameplay experience. For example, one player’s playthrough may involve exploring Mayan temples, while another’s may focus on battling bosses in Valhalla.
Experienced Development Team
The founders of Plarium, Avi Shalel and Gabi Shalel, are also the founders of Spectarium. They formed the company with Romain Schneider and Mark Peterson. Since then, the studio has been joined by industry veterans from EA, Epic Games, Riot Games, and Square Enix. Together, they are developing Myths after more than eight years of work.
Seed Round Backing
The Seed Round funding for Spectarium’s AI project was led by Bitkraft Ventures, a gaming and Web3 investment platform. Other participants include Delphi Digital and Framework Ventures. This funding will be used to continue the development of Myths and expand Spectarium’s team.
Unique Player Experiences
Myths is expected to have a soft launch in 2024. The game will offer varied user experiences based on the mythologies that interest players the most. Additionally, equipment and portraits in the game will change based on the bosses that players defeat. As shown in the reveal trailer, players can expect to see Viking-inspired characters wielding lightning hammers.
Continued Growth in the Gaming Industry
Spectarium’s CEO, Romain Schneider, expressed the studio’s commitment to developing cross-platform, mass-market games that captivate gamers worldwide. By merging standout visuals with generated content, Spectarium aims to craft unique and endless gameplay experiences.
In June, Bitkraft Ventures also invested in another AI mobile game developed by Scriptic, further highlighting the growing interest in AI technology in the gaming industry.