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Clash of Clans creative leads net €5 million to launch new studio Bit Odd

The studio's debut title will evoke a "campy, soft-horror, 1980s mood and aesthetic."

Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 28, 2022

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A shot of the Bit Odd co-founders in a room full of game-themed oddities and trinkets

Three of the creative leads behind Supercell titles such as Clash of Clans and Clash Royale have formed a new studio called Bit Odd.

The co-founders include former Clash of Clans game lead and art director, Lasse Louhento; Clash universe game developer and artist, Jani Lintunen; and Clash lead artist, Taneli Oksama -- who all worked together for over six years at Supercell on the Clash franchise.

Bit Odd broke cover today after raising €5 million ($5.3 million) in seed funding to "build games filled with wonder, weirdness, and delight."

The investment round was led by Index Ventures, which said the studio has already assembled a "first-class team" and laid out a clear vision for the future.

Outlining that vision in a blog post, Bit Odd chief exec Lasse Louhento said the nascent company wants to visit "uncharted waters" to help imbue its projects with unique moments of magic.

"Game design should be about making a leap of faith – on what stirs the soul, on visiting uncharted waters, on the ideas and artisanal touches and magical moments that make up a rich and unique player experience," wrote Louhento.

Bit Odd's first project is being pitched as an immersive, collaborative, multiplayer affair that takes place inside a world that emanates a "campy, soft-horror, 1980s mood and aesthetic." 

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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