Benchmark Plunks $5.5 Million Into Thatgamecompany

Thatgamecompany (TGC) has raised its first round of funding after six years of developing games for Sony’s PlayStation. Benchmark Capital has invested $5.5 million in a first round, and Mitch Lasky will join the company’s board. In a blog post, the company said that the funding will enable it to release its games on more platforms.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work