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Lil Snack secures $3 million in funding for its AI gaming tools

Lil Snack, the consumer games platform, has secured $3.1 million in funding to embark on a mission to create bite-sized, engaging games. Founded by Eric Berman and Travis Chen, Lil Snack intends to leverage its newly acquired funds to develop an AI-powered pop culture trivia game platform, promising an innovative gaming experience for its users.

The platform will offer six playable games daily, with four mainline titles constituting the core offerings. Additionally, two exclusive games will be available solely to Amazon Prime users, adding an extra layer of value to the platform's subscription service.

Backed by prominent investors such as Lerer Hippeau, Waverley Capital, A16Z Games Speedrun, and Powerhouse Capital, Lil Snack boasts impressive organic growth, with month-over-month increases exceeding 100% for several consecutive months.

In a recent interview with GamesBeat, co-founder Travis Chen highlighted Lil Snack's unique approach, stating, "Our users return daily to engage with games that mirror current events and cultural trends. We strive to ensure our games resonate with the ever-evolving landscape of popular culture."

He continued, "At Lil Snack, our games move at the speed of culture. When something significant happens globally, you can bet it'll be part of the Lil Snack gaming experience. This philosophy guides our game development process, ensuring our offerings remain relevant and engaging."

Eric Berman, co-founder of Lil Snack, echoed Chen's sentiments, emphasizing the platform's commitment to delivering a novel entertainment experience. "We firmly believe that consumers crave interactive entertainment, not passive consumption. Lil Snack represents a fresh approach, seamlessly blending gaming with the cultural zeitgeist," said Berman.

Lil Snack's AI development tools incorporate cutting-edge features, including generative art for puzzles, custom technology for game modes, and advanced engineering solutions. Despite its modest team size of four, Lil Snack prioritizes strategic partnerships over traditional marketing strategies, collaborating with industry heavyweights such as Amazon Prime and BuzzFeed to ensure widespread distribution and accessibility for its gaming platform.

As Lil Snack continues to disrupt the gaming landscape with its innovative approach and commitment to cultural relevance, it aims to redefine the way users engage with gaming content, one snackable experience at a time.

Source: adapted from an article by Isa Muhammad, Staff Writer for

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