After a promising initial trailer, Singularity 6 now has a lot of money to see their community MMO Palia brought to life, with the company raising over $30 million dollars in Series B funding. The studio is led by Aidan Karabaich and Anthony Leung, who both used to work at Riot Games. Karabaich is the game director, and Leung is the CEO.
“We were overjoyed at the positive reception of Palia’s public reveal,” said Anthony Leung, CEO and co-founder of Singularity 6, and a former exec at Riot Games. “The incredible response from the community has further invigorated us in our pursuit to deliver an immersive online world where players can feel like they truly belong. Creating that experience may have seemed like a daunting prospect, but with all of the support and encouragement we’ve received, we are more heartened than ever.”
“The Singularity 6 team is building more than an online world; they are building a social space where players can find a sense of community and build friendships,” said Michael Tong, COO, FunPlus Ventures. “We believe strongly in the mission that Anthony, Aidan and the incredible team at Singularity 6 are on, and are excited to be partners with them as they welcome players into Palia.”
Palia is an MMO that seemingly goes out of its way to be very different. Instead of saving the world, your character wakes up in a village and tries to discover the secret to humanity's past while also building a home and creating lasting friendships. There's also a neighborhood system, a cast of non-playable characters, and customization options throughout the game. Basically, you're acquiring a community rather than a set of gear, which is an intriguing turn from WoW and the dozens of clones that has followed in its wake.
If Palia looks like the MMO for you, be sure to check out the website, the Discord, and the Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages. For more information on the community MMO, be sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.
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