The developers of Scenario, based on GenAI algorithms, announced on 20 February that they had completed their fundraising phase, managing to raise as much as $6 million. The investors were WePlay Ventures, Anorak Ventures, Scott Gelb, Heracles Capital and others. Thanks to this, the management of the platform has decided to open its platform to artists for the early access period, as well as accelerate the development of the remaining elements as much as possible.

We are accelerating the development of our advanced Generative AI platform, allowing game artists and developers to easily create custom AI models from their own data and generate new graphical assets in their own style. Digital artists should be able to train their own AI elements, control their own artistic direction and work together rather than against the AI. No single GenAI product today provides these critical elements – there is a script for all of them.

Emmanuel de Maistre, CEO at Scenario

Custom scenario generators are trained with a set of images and hints, this is done with the aim of having artists upload their own images and create similar ones in the same style. GenAI creates images that mimic the style of the tutorial options and can be used to create things like buildings, character models, objects and maps.

A side note: Rainmaker Games has raised $4.7 million

About Scenario

The startup was founded in 2021. Its founders, Emmanuel de Maistre and Hervé Nivon, have several years of experience in 3D modelling and data processing. According to de Maistre, they were inspired to launch the project by the development of popular generative AI tools such as OpenAI’s DALL-E 2, but in contrast, Scenario’s algorithms are not just meant to generate some content, but to give users control over the process.

Over the past few months, the Scenario team has done an insane amount of work, designing a unique cloud infrastructure built to train millions of generators and create 100 times more images. They’ve also worked out a custom API, a web interface and a mobile app (iOS) to access all the content anywhere, anytime.

The platform is now being actively tested, with 5,000 people already signed up and another 20,000 on the waiting list. The tool will be chargeable and prices will depend on usage options. The startup plans to invest the funding in expanding its staff with engineers, data processing specialists, and support staff.