Founded by Burak Bozkurt, Emir Alp, Batu Erbilgin, Emre Tandar, Can Yildizli and Alper Rende, the game studio One Percent received an investment of $2.5 million.
Game studio One Percent, founded by Burak Bozkurt, Emir Alp, Batu Erbilgin, Emre Tandar, Can Yildizli and Alper Rende, completed its pre-seed investment round with a valuation of $2.5 million with the participation of the Netherlands-based early-stage game fund WePlay Ventures and the game-focused incubation center Startgate.
The investment will be used to complete the development and test processes of the game One Percent.
A Globally Competitive Gaming Experience!
The game studio, which has completed the extensive R&D studies of its games called One Percent, will accelerate the development of the game with the investment they have received. Developing the game with Unreal Engine 5 technology, the team is preparing to offer a competitive gaming experience with high visual quality in AAA quality. The game, which will be published on PC, console and mobile platforms, completes the Alpha Test phase and aims to bring the first game mode in the One Percent universe to the players at the beginning of 2024. With the release of the game, it is aimed to provide a competitive gaming experience played around the world by integrating e-sports mechanics such as tactics, individual and team performance.
What Kind of Game Will One Percent Be?
One Percent is an action game with multiplayer Third-Person Shooter game modes that incorporate E-sports mechanics such as strategy and tactics, focused on individual and team performance. Players team up with friends or other players to complete objectives in game modes and beat other teams. Every map, character, clothing, emote, costume, and many game elements in the game have been specially designed by the One Percent design team to provide a unique experience. The first version of the game was developed in a unique Cyberpunk universe and it is aimed to add more maps, concepts and universes to the game thanks to the design and technology skills of the team.
The Goal is to Be the Pioneer of Fortnite Technology!
While the development of the One Percent game continues, the team also continues to develop small-scale games using UFE (Unreal Fortnite Engine) technology. The studio, which produces quality games by using Fortnite Engine technology at an early stage, aims to become one of the leading game developers of Fortnite in a short time.
“We Are One Step Closer to Bringing One Percent to Gamers”
Burak Bozkurt, one of the One Percent team, who aims to achieve great success with the games he has developed, regarding the investment process after the investment received by the team;
“We aim to present design and technology at the best level in One Percent, our game that we started to develop in 2021. The development process of One Percent and our Fortnite game modes will continue even stronger with the support we received in this investment round. As co-founders of One Percent, we are all highly experienced in our field and complement each other. As you know, brands and content producers have started to produce their own games in the Unreal Editor (UEFN) in Fortnite. We aim to be one of the suppliers that creates the highest play-time in Fortnite with the strategic steps to be taken by the One Percent team in game development, design and marketing. In this process, we will continue to develop the One Percent game and release our first mod in 2024. The strategic benefits offered to our company apart from the investments of WePlay and StartGate; It has already brought us one step closer to accelerating our roadmap and bringing OnePercent to gamers.”
Expressing his views after the One Percent investment, Bora Kocyigit, Chairman of the Board of WePlay Ventures;
“As WePlay, we continue to invest in studios whose potential and team we believe in. One Percent made us feel this belief with its experienced team and valuable projects. In the next period, we will try to support the One Percent team on the road to success, support it like a teammate and do our best in everything we can help.”
Mustafa Cihat Durmus, CEO, made a statement about this investment made by StartGate, which participated in the investment tour and aims to make Turkiye the epicenter of digital games and game technologies;
“We will continue to support game developers and game studios to ensure a safe, sustainable and scalable success. We will be part of our journey to gain a global perspective on gaming technology and create a global hub, and we will be in contact with all stakeholders who will take this vision to the next level.”
Source: Egirisim / Prepared by Irem Yildiz