User-generated content game maker, Voldex, has announced a Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with an unspecified amount. The round saw participation from Dune Ventures, Makers Fund, POW Interactive, and Lalotte Ventures.
Voldex specializes in creating user-generated content games in Minecraft and Roblox. According to the press release, this funding will assist the company in empowering the UGC community, bringing in new games, and supporting existing games.
The company stated that UGC games have exploded in popularity over the past several years. Social gaming platforms such as Roblox, Fortnite, and Minecraft, played by hundreds of millions of players, have attracted creators to make UGC games that foster creativity and social engagement.
Alex Singer, CEO of Voldex, commented:
“We have been at the forefront of UGC gaming since 2015, and I personally have been creating, acquiring, and operating games in Minecraft and Roblox since I was an early teen. Our experience and expertise, along with the talented creators making killer gaming experiences that we’ve had the privilege of stewarding, have helped Voldex’s reach grow exponentially.
“Our team consists of a perfect blend of primarily seasoned Roblox and Minecraft UGC gaming creators like myself, Minecraft modder turned Senior Product Manager Connor Zawadzki, and experienced data-informed free-to-play mobile game industry leaders such as Harry Bienenstock, our Head of Marketing & Monetization.”
Voldex currently has more than 1 million daily active users, 3.5 million members in Roblox groups, and over 400,000 Discord members across games.