Co-founder of Rockstar Games, Dan Houser, will be working as an advisor to the blockchain games developer Revolving Games following his investment in the studio.
Dan Houser, the co-founder and former vice president of creativity for Rockstar Games, has joined the advisory board of blockchain games developer Revolving Games.
As reported by VGC, Revolving Games recently raised $13.2 million in a funding round, which it will use to make triple-A blockchain titles. Since its launch in 2020, the studio has raised over $25 million for the development of Web3 games and technology. The money came from Pantera Capital, Animoca Brands, Polygon, Houser, Dapper Labs, Permanens Capital Partners, Kenetic, Sarmayacar, and DWeb3 Capital.
Founded in 2019 by brothers Ammar, Saad, and Shayan Zaeem, Revolving Games has two studios and a team of more than 100 employees working on blockchain games across North America, Europe, and Asia. The developer's debut title will be a Battlestar Galactica strategy MMO made in partnership with NBCUniversal and Gala Games. Its second title, Skyborne Legacy, is set to be a co-op adventure RPG inspired by Nintendo classics like Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda.
"Our vision is clear: to build AAA quality games that turn heads amongst the best launches at the top gaming forums like Gamescom and E3!" said Revolving Games co-CEO Saad Zaeem. "As the world moves from a developer-owned ecosystem to a player-owned ecosystem, Revolving Games will be at the forefront of this evolution whilst continuing to release titles that compete with the best in the traditional video games industry."
Dan Houser, along with his brother Sam as well as Terry Donovan and Jamie King, co-founded Rockstar in 1998. While working at the company, he contributed to many of the studio's titles including Bully, Max Payne 3, as well as the hugely successful Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption series. Houser left the company in March 2020 and in 2021, founded a new studio called Absurd Ventures. However, the studio hasn't made any announcements yet, so little is known about what it is currently working on.