Tiny Speck, the online gaming startup founded by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield and three other veterans of the photo sharing site, has raised $10.7 million in a new round of funding. The funding round comes as the company says it will launch a beta version of its first game, Glitch, next week. Tiny Speck has described the title in the past as featuring “very little war, moats, spaceships, wizards, mafiosos or tapestries” and instead having “egg plants.” (The trailer, below, shows that giants, catchy tunes and lots of colors are involved too).
With the launch of the beta, Tiny Speck says it will increase the number of invites it has been handing out (It says “tens of thousands of people” are in the queue) and will also let early testers invite friends to play.
The company’s new funding comes from Andreessen Horowitz and Accel Partners. The startup had already raised $5 million in a funding round from those two investors a year ago.
Here’s a trailer for the game: