Many of us have gathered with our friends and played arcades during our childhood. We even miss those days from time to time. Here, Selcuk Atli, as a developer who lives and misses those days, develops the application he calls Bunch to relive those days.
Discord is quite similar to the difference in this application is for mobile games. Users who download the game can connect with friends and participate in voice and video chats. Users choose a game to install, and users in the room can enter multiplayer modes with their friends.
Bunch announced today that strategic investments have been closed at around $ 3.85 million . Investors of the application include the major companies such as Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games, Miniclip and Colopl Next. Bunch’s previous investors include London Venture Partners, Founders Fund and Betaworks.
Within the platform, there are many first-party games that can be the starting point for new users. Of course, the biggest problem here is to partner with third-party game developers to connect within the Bunch application. But with new investments, Bunch suddenly found himself under the wing of the big game publishers. In addition, new investments increased the company’s financing to 8.5 million dollars .
There were also different practices that wanted to bring this sense of nostalgia to the 21st century. One such application was TeaTime Live , founded by Thor Friedricksein, the founder of QuizUp. But while TeaTime was more like a video chat app with filters and avatars, it wanted users to meet other players, like Discord, not Bunch’s real-world friends.
When you download a game with your friend, Bunch continues to keep voice chat in the background. Selçuk Atlı thinks that the effect of this kind of communication with the players in real life will be positive on both users and games.
The equestrian says that, as new friends are added to the platform, the time to stay in certain games increases by 1.3 times . According to Bunch’s CEO, between 7 and 30 days, players’ dwelling time increases twice as much as regular players. Bunch is currently focusing on adding new games to its platform and attracting new users.