Astra Fund Announces Six Games From Multiple Indie Developers

The Astra Fund, a venture fund that supports developers making “thinking games” or “cognitively challenging games,” revealed the first batch of games it will be funding, including an unannounced title from Good Sudoku developer Zach Gage.

The first games from the bunch are expected to come out in the fourth quarter of 2022, while “a lot of them” will be released in 2023, said Eileen Hollinger, Astra Fund Co-Founder.

Here is the list of games:

  • Rytmos, a “musical puzzle game where you create music by solving puzzles,” by Floppy Club
  • Paper Trail, a “top-down puzzle adventure about leaving home” that’s “set in a paper world,” by Newfangled Games
  • Star Stuff, a “cosmic tale about a young alien’s first day at a star factory,” by Ánimo Games
  • Schrödinger’s Cat Burglar by Abandoned Sheep
  • A game from Furniture & Mattress, a new indie studio that includes Braid artist David Hellman, with an unannounced title
  • A game from Zach Gage and Orta Therox with an unannounced title

The Astra Fund is part of Carina Initiatives, a nonprofit that works to make “a better math talent system” for kids. Developers can apply to receive funding and support from Astra Fund.

(All information was provided by The Verge)

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