Noodle Cat Games has announced the closing of a seed funding round, amassing a total of $4.1 million for the company. Makers Fund-led round also saw contributions from 1Up Ventures and investor Matthew Ball’s Epyllion.
The studio aims to forge a new path for the game industry to create a flexible, healthy, and non-toxic work environment. Noodle Cat states that their belief lies in a mix of teamwork and personal growth, with a company identity that revolves around trust, creativity, and empathy.
CEO and Co-Founder of Noodle Cat, David Hunt, shared thoughts and feelings on the company’s goals:
“We founded Noodle Cat on the belief that a positive, welcoming, and truly collaborative working environment needs to be the new industry standard. We are committed to creating and nurturing a healthy work culture around how we build games together, and we believe this results in better games, too. If you’re a game developer looking for a new challenge, and you are passionate about making great games while contributing to a new model of how the industry should operate, we’d love to hear from you.”
Jay Chi, Makers Fund’s Founding Partner, also had some comments:
“David and the Noodle Cat team impressed us with their commitment to reinvent the way the games industry approaches the development process. We are proud to support their mission to prioritize employee wellness and creativity alongside their passion for making meaningful cooperative gameplay experiences.”
Noodle Cat Games was founded by ex-Epic Games Lead Systems Designer David Hunt. The executive and developer team are all industry veterans with prior experience in game giants such as Epic Games, Electronic Arts, BioWare, and PopCap Games.