Drifter Entertainment, a Seattle startup founded by veterans of Microsoft HoloLens and Oculus, just announced $2.25 million in seed funding to continue developing video games in virtual reality.
Signia Venture Partners led the round, with participation from Initialized Capital, Presence Capital, The VR Fund, Pathbreaker Ventures, and Anorak Ventures.
Drifter’s co-founders all bring extensive experience in the gaming industry to the startup. CEO Ray Davis led programming for Gears of War at Epic Games and worked as the tech director for Microsoft’s HoloLens and Kinect.
Kenneth Scott is a longtime art director who worked on Facebook-owned Oculus and Brian Murphy was a designer and creative director for Microsoft Studios, where he worked on the Xbox One HoloLens and Xbox Kinect.
“You rarely come across a founder like Ray with the technical and creative chops found in very few gaming company founders,” said Signia Partner Sunny Dhillon in a press release. “We’re excited to build market defining virtual reality games with Team Drifter.”
Drifter will use the funds to build out its team and double down on the games currently under development.
“The titles we’re working on are ambitious experiences designed for a new medium, and knowing that we’ll have the capital to see them through is certainly empowering,” Murphy said in the announcement.