Noodle Cat, Breaking New Culture of Game Development, Raises $4.1M in Seed Funding Led by Makers Fund


Remote-First-Company/SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Noodle Cat Games, an independent game studio built on a positive and balanced work culture, raised $4.1 million in a seed funding round led by Makers Fund, with additional participation from 1Up Ventures and investor Matthew Ball’s Epyllion. With leadership and game development talents drawing on decades of experience at Epic Games, Electronic Arts, BioWare and PopCap, the Noodle Cat team is on a mission to implement a flexible, about iteration, rooted at the intersection of trust, creativity and empathy. .

“We founded Noodle Cat on the belief that a positive, welcoming and truly collaborative work environment should be the new industry standard,” said David Hunt, CEO and co-founder of Noodle Cat. “We are committed to creating and nurturing a healthy work culture around how we make games together, and we believe that translates into better games as well. If you’re a game developer looking for a new challenge and are passionate about creating great games while contributing to a new model of how the industry operates, we’d love to hear from you.

“David and the team at Noodle Cat have impressed us with their commitment to reinventing the way the gaming industry approaches the development process,” said Jay Chi, Founding Partner, Makers Fund. “We are proud to support their mission of prioritizing employee well-being and creativity, and their passion for creating meaningful cooperative gaming experiences.”

Noodle Cat’s innovative approach to game creation emphasizes teamwork to create meaningful collaborative experiences for players, while simultaneously giving staff the flexibility to define their personal and career goals at studio. The company offers all of its employees fair compensation, four-day work weeks, a fully remote environment, flexible hours, and fully covered premium healthcare plans.

Noodle Cat is hiring character and tech artists, animators, and other roles to create the company’s first game, which will be revealed at a later date. To learn more about the Noodle Cat culture and to apply, go to noodlecatgames.com.

About Noodle Cat Games

Noodle Cat is an independent game studio, whose mission is to change the current standard of game development. Built on a culture of trust, creativity and empathy, the Noodle Cat team is dedicated to learning, collaborating and pushing boundaries in a healthy and flexible work environment. Founded by former Epic Games lead systems designer David Hunt, former Epic Games lead programmer Michael Noland, and industry advisor Ed Zobrist, Noodle Cat is an all-remote studio. To learn more, visit noodlecatgames.com.

About the Creators Fund

Makers Fund is a global interactive entertainment venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments. Makers is dedicated to driving growth and innovation in the interactive entertainment industry. With more than 90 portfolio companies to date, Makers provides founders with strategic value that is deeply relevant to businesses across the industry’s value chain. For more information, visit makersfund.com.