Sprocket Games announced it had raised $5 million in a funding round led by Bitkraft Ventures with participation from Substrate, Gaingels and 1Up Ventures. The investment will support the development of the company’s debut game.

The company was founded by industry veterans Josiah Kiehl, Reina Sweet, Nicolas Tittley of Riot Games, and Jo Graylock of Obsidian.

Fun, engaging adventures with friends are at the core of the games the team plays and loves. Josiah, Joe, Nick, and Rayna have struck from day one as leaders who know what they are aiming for. Their vision of cooperative adventure, a rare experience in game development and the infrastructure to bring ideas to life — make the studio very promising.

Jasper Brand, director of Bitkraft

Sprocket Games’ strengths

The company’s goal is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace with broad benefits to attract the best talent in the industry. Today, the studio is working on a «cross-platform, social adventure game», which will be its debut release.

Sprocket Games is a developer-focused studio creating new standards of care for game creators and empowerment, both culturally and technologically. We aim to give developers the creative space they need to develop innovative and unique games.

Josiah Kiehl, CEO of Sprocket Games

Side note: WePlay Ventures and Lima Ventures sold UDO Games shares to Taleworlds.