Flickr, the Web’s foremost photo-sharing sites, founder Stewart Butterfield is back to video games with Glitch created by Tiny Speck, with more than 5,000 users. Glitch – a browser-based multiplayer game set to release in Spring 2011 – has upgraded its website with a new design, showcasing more of the fun art and ideas to be used in the game. In addition to the website upgrade, the game has a new trailer.The game’s design is non-violent, and focuses on interactive gameplay with other players and the environment, nurturing creativity and fun.
The Glitch free to play site is populated by a variety of games and characters, including the Rook, a menacing-looking black bird. Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and several prominent angel investors have given Tiny Speck a total of $6.5 million.
“Within the context of the game people can create an entire culture said Stewart Butterfield, Vancouver-based social gaming startup Tiny Speck launched last year.There’s enough building blocks and enough raw materials there that it is one big persistent world where people get to choose what kind of world it is.”