Reykjavík, Iceland-based Quest Portal, a startup that specialises in developing tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs), announced on Thursday, October 19, that it has secured $7.6M (approximately €7.1M) in funding.
The investment comes from notable investors, including:
- Bing Gordon, the Founder of Electronic Arts
- Rahul Vohra, the Founder & CEO of Superhuman
- Icelandic storytelling luminaries, including Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, Birgir Ragnarsson, Sigurdur Arnljotsson, and Lakestar’s Mika Salmi & Beatrice Aliprandi
The company says it will use the funds to further develop its platform and democratise the TTRPG space, making it more accessible. Quest Portal says its early access launch was met with an overwhelming response.
The community has grown to 10,000 players, playing over 140,000 games, encouraging the team to expand the platform further.
Besides funding, the Icelandic company also introduced “Quest Portal Pro,” a subscription service designed to improve the TTRPG experience.
Quest Portal Pro features Quest Portal Assistant, a Game Master companion that simplifies various tasks such as drafting location ideas, creating NPC backstories, encounters, and more.
According to the company, this subscription will provide support for popular TTRPGs like Dungeons & Dragons and Call of Cthulhu, aiming to elevate the tabletop gaming experience to new heights.
What is Quest Portal?
Quest Portal is a virtual tabletop (VTT) for playing TTRPGs on desktop and mobile devices.
“Our mission is to increase creativity, empathy, and collaboration worldwide by making TTRPGs more social and accessible. We will achieve that by getting three things right. First, we help people get into character and the right mood for role-playing. Second, we augment their stories with delightful tools and AI in all the right places; generative art, helpful prose, and great content. Third, we bring people together by making sharing and spectating a fantastic experience,” says the company on its website.
The platform offers innovative features, allowing users to dive into thrilling adventures with friends.
Quest Portal focuses on players seeking an immersive experience while playing tabletop role-playing games.