Klang Games, the German developer of upcoming MMO Seed, has announced that it’s managed to acquire additional funding to power development through the coming months. The amount has not been revealed, but comes from a variety of sources including Greylock Partners’ Discovery Fund, co-found of Unity David Helgason and Japanese investor Joi Ito. As well as the additional funding, Klang have also brought an expert on board in the form of Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor. Lessig will help develop the political structure of Seed’s burgeoning world, to ensure it offers a plausible and thorough structure for players.
This element will surely be central to the potential success of Seed, as its central premise is as a colony survival simulation MMO, so the nature of the colony you’re attempting to survive will play heavily into the enjoyment of the game. Despite developing the game independently, Klang are partnering with Improbable to make use of their SpatialOS platform, which supports development huge persistent worlds, but allows small-scale development.
Seed is still in the prototype stages, but Klang are looking for players in the coming months to help out with the games alpha and beta tests.