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Oculus co-founder's new studio Mountaintop attracts $5.5 million in investment

The company now boasts 20 employees with experience from major studios

Mountaintop has attracted $5.5 million in seed round investment six months after inception.

The studio is working on a PVP shooter and was founded by Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell, former Double Fine COO Matt Hansen, ex-Naughty Dog and Vigil exec Rich Lyons and former Oculus creative director, and co-founder of Hidden Path, Mark Terrano.

The company now boasts 20 employees and has a 'remote-first' workplace, which they say has enabled them to attract staff from Epic, Blizzard, Naughty Dog, Respawn, Infinity Ward, Ubisoft, Raven, Turtle Rock, Double Fine, PopCap, and Oculus.

In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz last year, Mitchell said: ""Matt and I agonised over what could be the location of the studio versus going remote," he explains. "We were very close to going [fully] remote but we heard the value of having a studio for remote teams, somewhere people can get together. If people can't work at home for any reason, or don't want to, they can still be a part of this studio."

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Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.

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