Tiny Speck Raises Cash to Build a Massive Online Game

Tiny Speck, which was founded in 2009 by the four original members of Flickr, has raised a second round of capital from Andreessen Horowitz and Accel, totaling $10.7 million. The round precedes next week’s beta launch of the Vancouver, B.C., company’s first game. The browser-based massively multiplayer game, called Glitch, offers a goofy cartoonish underworld that evolves from a speck of dust.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus