Altdeus: Beyond Chronos and Tokyo Chronos developer MyDearest isn’t going anywhere; It has just raised $ 8.2 million in a new round of funding.
The financing round was led by Globis Captial Partners and brings the total financing of the Japanese studio to currently around 11.1 million US dollars. In a press release, the studio stated that these funds would be used to expand the studio, launch an online community for its fan base, and bring players “deeper and richer adventures” in the future.
In a prepared statement, Kento Kishigami, CEO of MyDearest, said the studio will “act as the vanguard of Japanese VR game developers influencing the world market.”
MyDearest’s two VR games are both unique interpretations of the visual novel genre for headsets. Tokyo Chronos offered a long story-driven experience when it was released in 2019, and the developer followed suit a year later with Altdeus, which was set in the game world as the original game but thrown far into the future.
We thought Altdeus in particular would be a great improvement on the developer’s formula, awarded 4/5 in our rating. “After adding new language options and the much-needed immersion to the core gameplay, I was totally immersed in the history of ALTDEUS overall,” we said. “Although the interactivity remains minimal compared to other VR games, this game is highly recommended for visual novel fans.” The game recently got a story extension, but MyDearest has not yet announced its next project.
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