With the plan to compete with Niantic and other augmented reality game developers, game developer WarDucks has entered into a $ 3.8 million financing round.
According to Venture Beat EQT Ventures with Suir Valley made the rounds of investments and other investors are also involved.
WarDucks financing enables WarDucks to develop a location-based AR Pokémon GO is similar.
In addition, the company has hired legendary game developer John Romero, whose signature titles include Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein 3D as creative consultants.
WarDucks adds to its team With new lead designer Doug Kaufman, who has worked on Civilization II and Frontierville, Lawrence Schick, who has contributed to Elder Scrolls Online and Dungeons & Dragon, will be the star.
The company is no stranger to mobile AR as it has previously created a tour of the Croke Park Stadium and My Smooshy Mushy, an AR game based on a range of plush toys.
The runaway hit of Pokémon GO has created a holy grail for franchise and game developers who want to emulate Niantic's achievement.
Local-based games endowed with Jurassic Park, Walking Dead, and Ghostbusters franchise intellectual property rights Last year, however, they were unable to generate revenue or downloads near Pokémon GO, one of the most powerful mobile games.
Despite this challenge, WarDucks was driven by investor support. The advanced talent for developing games and his previous experience with AR and VR games have a great opportunity. The only question now is: can the newly funded studio secure the kind of IP that will not only compete with Pokémon's evergreen popularity, but also with the fanatical fanbase of Harry Potter and the long awaited AR game? We will probably know soon.