Meta's Cargo Hunters secures $3.3 million in seed funding
In a significant move for the gaming industry, Helsinki’s Order of Meta has successfully raised $3.3 million in seed funding led by GEM Capital. This funding round, which also saw participation from Korea Investment Partners, Play Ventures, and The Games Fund, aims to propel the completion and release of their highly anticipated game, Cargo Hunters, slated for 2024.
Cargo Hunters is set to redefine mobile gaming with its innovative blend of PvPvE extraction gameplay set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Earth. One of its distinguishing features is its unique visual style, featuring battle-scarred robotic characters, which promises to captivate gamers worldwide.
Kirill Gurskiy, Managing Director of GEM Capital, expressed unwavering confidence in the vision of Order of Meta’s founders and their expertise in midcore and hardcore gaming genres. He highlighted the studio’s past success with Tacticool as evidence of their capability to deliver top-quality mobile gaming experiences with immersive metagame elements.
Alexey Sazonov, CEO and Co-Founder of Order of Meta, echoed Gurskiy’s sentiments, emphasizing the shared enthusiasm for the emerging extraction shooter genre among both investors and gamers alike. Sazonov further disclosed plans for a soft launch of Cargo Hunters next year, leveraging the recent funding to expand their talented team.
Established in Finland in 2021, Order of Meta currently boasts a workforce of 17 full-time employees, with seven based in Helsinki and an additional ten spread across various countries, including Poland, Montenegro, Serbia, Georgia, and Thailand. Their journey began with a pre-seed round led by Play Ventures, laying the foundation for their remarkable growth trajectory in the gaming industry.
Source: adapted from an article by Kürşat Zaman, Author for Mobidictum.