I received the press release via email on February 17. “Artie Set to Disrupt $80B Mobile Gaming Industry by Eliminating the Need for Apps,” read the subject line. The message included a lengthy list of high-profile backers from gaming, technology, sports, and entertainment, as well as its all-star staff roster including team members from Activision/Blizzard, Disney, Facebook, and others. The launch announcement came at the end of a $10 million seed round.
Todd Mitchell is a US Midwest-based comedy writer and game developer with bylines at Weekly Humorist, Fanbyte, Slackjaw, End of the Bench Sports, and more. He’s the author of Inside Video Game Creation, the founder of CodeWritePlay, and host of the GameDev Breakdown podcast. Follow him on Twitter @Mechatodzilla.