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Forevr Games raises $8.5m to make VR social experiences

Company founded last year by former Zynga execs released its first game back in May

Virtual reality startup Forevr Games has raised an additional $7 million in seed funding, bringing its total amount raised to $8.5 million.

The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Galaxy Interactive, All Star Capital, Mark Pincus and Emmett Shear.

Forevr Games aims to use the money raised to focus on creating VR versions of classic and IRL games, as well as building out the team and bringing titles to new platforms.

The company is founded and led by former Zynga executives Marcus Segal and Mike Pagano Doom. The studio's first game, ForeVR Bowl, released in May this year for Oculus devices.

"We started the company during a pandemic and built our first game in just 10 months," said Segal. "Audiences are loving ForeVR Bowl and with this raise we will be able to expand and release more games to meet the increasing demand for VR."

"We are building games for everyone that are unique in design and graphics, but that also elevate gameplay with surprise elements and creative use of the latest tech," Doom added.

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