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Icelandic VR startup Sólfar Studios nets $2.1 million

Icelandic virtual reality developer Sólfar Studios has received $2.1 million in seed funding from a group of Nordic and Asian venture capital firms.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

November 11, 2015

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Newsbrief: Icelandic virtual reality developer Sólfar Studios has received $2.1 million in seed funding from a group of Nordic and Asian investors.

Sólfar was founded in October 2015 by a handful of former CCP Games employees, including CCP co-founder, Reynir Hardarson, and EVE Online's lead game designer, Pierre Emilsson, who also headed up the CCP's Shanghai Studio.

Sólfar is currently focused on adding experience to its growing team while pushing ahead with its virtual reality titles Everest VR, a virtual reality exploration experience, and Godling, an original IP designed for PlayStation VR.

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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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