With plans to compete with Niantic and other augmented reality game developers, the game developer WarDucks has closed a $ 3.8 million funding round.
According to Venture Beat the EQT Ventures led the round with Suir Valley Ventures and other investors also participated.
Funding allows WarDucks to develop a site-based AR game similar to Pokémon GO.
In addition, the company has engaged legendary game developer John Romero, whose credits include landmark titles such as Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein 3D, as a creative consultant.
WarDucks further complemented his team with new leader Doug Kaufman, who has worked with Civilization II and Frontierville, and the game's narrative management will be Lawrence Schick, who contributed to Elder Scrolls Online and Dungeons & Dragon's.
The company is not a stranger to mobile AR, who previously created an AR tour at Croke Park Stadium and My Smooshy Mushy, an AR game based on a series of plush toys.
The unfortunate success of Pokémon GO has established a sacred range for franchisees and game developers trying to replicate Niantic's performance.
Site-Based Games Equipped with Intellectual Property Rights from Jurassic Park, Walking Dead and Ghostbusters franchises have been launched over the past year, but no one has appreciated sales or achieved downloads anywhere near Pokémon GO, which is still one of the best mobile games .
Despite this challenge, WarDucks, powered by investor support, level, veteran game development talent, and its previous experience of AR and VR games, has a fighting chance. Now is the only question: Can the newly funded study secure the type of IP that will compete with not only Pokémon's ever-growing popularity but also the fanatical succession of the Harry Potter franchise and the long-awaited AR game? We will probably know soon.