Overwolf is launching a $ 50 million creation fund to support mod authors, in-game app makers, and game studios.
The Overwolf Creator Fund is a one-of-a-kind fund solely dedicated to building an ecosystem for community-created gaming experiences.
Overwolf, the all-in-one platform that enables creators to build, distribute, and monetize in-game apps and mods, today announced the launch of the Overwolf Creator Fund, a $ 50 million fund exclusively dedicated to community-created gaming experiences. The new fund will support the work and projects of in-game app creators, mod authors, as well as game studios that plan to incorporate mods into new titles.
Overwolf believes that community-created experiences are essential to prolong the longevity and engagement of games and are supported by “game makers,” a term coined by Overwolf to categorize this new generation of app and mod makers. in-game. Beyond financial support, game creators who receive funding will also have access to mentoring, acceleration and marketing services.
In addition to providing support to game creators, the new fund will also invest in studios creating new games that will incorporate community-created mods into their titles. Investments can also be made in the community of game creators for these studios, in order to establish a strong two-way market. Recently, Overwolf announced CurseForge Core, which allows game studios to integrate SDKs and open source plugins to allow players to discover and install mods in the game, across all platforms and storefronts. In addition to capital, portfolio studios will have early access to CurseForge Core, which will allow them to easily integrate mods securely and seamlessly into their new games.
âEveryone wins with the experiences created by the community. Players get in-game apps and mods that make the game more exciting; the creators of these in-game apps and mods can turn their passion into a profession and earn sustainable income for their creations; and game studios improve their games by outsourcing content creation to talented and passionate players, maximizing lifespan and engagement, âcommented Overwolf CEO and co-founder Uri Marchand. Simply put, community-created experiences are becoming an essential part of the game, and developers will need to harness its power to thrive in the next era of games. We’re excited to be able to support both sides of the market, game makers and game studios, by launching a new $ 50 million fund that will lay the groundwork for a new era of involvement in AAA game creation. “
Stray Bombay, a cooperative games studio run by Chet Faliszek, is the first studio to receive funding from the Overwolf Creator Fund. The studio will be integrating CurseForge Core into its debut game title The Anacrusis, a four-player cooperative first-person shooter designed from the ground up to be both a play space and a social space, slated for launch in March. fourth trimester.
âWe are excited to be working with Overwolf because they share our vision for user generated content. They understand the importance of incorporating player-created mods, maps, and cosmetics into The Anacrusis. For us, it’s about more than adding content to the game, it’s about empowering creators to get involved in the development of the games they love, âcommented Chet Faliszek.