My partner, veteran game designer Christina Norman and I co-founded Elodie Games in 2019 to create games that deliver on three core pillars: deep co-op gameplay, endlessly engaging experiences, and seamless cross-play across PC, mobile, and console. Our mission is to bring friends closer together through play, anytime, anywhere.
Since we introduced ourselves back in February 2020, our close-knit team of wonderful and talented people has grown to 30. We’ve been hard at work on our first game, though we aren’t quite ready to share any details about it yet other than it’s in pre-alpha and getting a seat in our daily playtests is always a race.
We are excited today to announce that we have closed our $32.5m USD Series A, led by the folks at Galaxy Interactive and Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with Sam Englebardt and Jonathan Lai joining our board.
As development continues, we wanted to raise capital to facilitate planned growth while maintaining our spirit, our mission, and our independence, which we have done. We are excited today to announce that we have closed our $32.5m USD Series A, led by the folks at Galaxy Interactive and Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with Sam Englebardt and Jonathan Lai joining our board. The round also included investment from Brian Cho of Patron and Chris Ovitz of Electric Ant. Let me take a moment to express our gratitude. We were (and are) very fortunate to have found people who share our belief in and excitement for bringing better and deeper social co-op gaming experiences to the world.
We were (and are) very fortunate to have found people who share our belief in and excitement for bringing better and deeper social co-op gaming experiences to the world.
To reach our worldwide audience faster, we will use this funding to sustainably accelerate development within a healthy and inclusive work environment. We are searching for a diverse array of talented people who want to be part of this exciting journey. We know we have challenging tasks ahead of us, but we believe in our mission and the team we are assembling to achieve it.
You will notice I said people rather than developers. Yes, we are looking for talented developers — but first and foremost we are looking for people with a sense of adventure, a growth mindset, and who recognize that people will achieve their best work when they can be their best self at work.
Elodie HQ is located in Venice, CA, but our development practices are built for remote work, and so, we happily support in-office and remote employees within our hybrid work model that we believe is the future of work.
If what you have read sounds interesting, please check out our job board at https://elodie.games.
We look forward to meeting you.
Our mission is to connect gamers around the globe with endlessly engaging games that deliver an uncompromised experience. However and wherever you’re playing.
Christina Norman (Co-founder) has 15 years of game design and leadership experience working on games like Mass Effect 1–3, League of Legends, and most recently served as Design Director of League of Legends: Wild Rift.
David Banks (Co-founder) has extensive startup and game development experience, previously serving as executive producer of League of Legends at Riot Games.