The guys who founded Owlchemy Labs (who developed Job Simulator and a bunch of other games) have formed their own company, absurd:joy, and have announced Tangle, a new application designed for remote collaboration. The reason that this app was created was that apparently, the other remote collaboration apps left the people at absurd:joy unsatisfied. Thus, Tangle was born.
absurd;joy's purpose for Tangle was to assist in creating an experience that was more similar to their pre-pandemic workspace after having to spend so much time working apart. Tangle is in closed beta right now and is being used by over a dozen pilot customers that include Bad Robot Games, Squanch Games, Skymap Games, Lightforge Games, and more.
“We created Tangle for ourselves. To collaborate meaningfully with our team. To jump into side conversations with each other seamlessly. To do focus work without being isolated. To leave notes on each other’s doors. To wander by our artist’s desk to see the concept art strung up around it. To laugh at the memes left on whiteboards in meetings we weren’t a part of. After months of building games as a team with Tangle as our primary communication platform, our friends began begging us for access and we realized that sharing this tool could bring us, our friends, and many others in many industries, vastly more joy,” said Cy Wise, a founder of absurd:joy.
There's been a decent amount of interest too so far, with $5.35 million in a seed round led by March Gaming with Dune Ventures, WXR Fund, Gaingels, David Helgason, and others participating. This seed round followed the pre-seed funding from Ed Friest at 1UP Ventures and WXR Fund.
If you'd like to know more about Tangle there's a website here. If you own a company and are interested in trying out a different remote collaboration app (or just want to try it out), you can sign up here. For everything else Tangle-related, be sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information.