The start-up is run by entertainment industry veterans Rick Fox, Anthony Castoro and Jess Hall, along with social impact consultant Dr. David Washington. Entertainment industry giants Rick Fox, Anthony Castoro, and Jace Hall launched their newly launched video game company HiDef, Inc. For $ 7.5 million in Series A. Under the leadership of Vic Cap Capital Partners, the funding will go towards its flagship game, which is currently described as a “genre-defining metaverse”.
“Our mission at Casti is to make games that have a meaningful impact on people’s lives,” said CEO Castoro, who has previously worked for companies including EA Mobile, Codemasters, Daybreak Games, while independent game studio Protagonist Also set up games.
HiDef was formed – together with social impact specialist Drs. David Washington – who has been a consultant for companies such as Electronic Arts and Gaming Events such as E3 – “to create successful interactive experiences that cross traditional gaming boundaries and demographics.” Castro continued, “We know that for many people, sports are part of their lifestyle and culture.
We make games as a service that can be created as a way for people to express themselves creatively and connect with each other in ways that no other form of entertainment can. We feel that we have a responsibility to ensure that what we create is not only fun and engaging but also positively impacts communities around the world. ”
Fox, well known in the video game community for creating esports organization Echo Fox Gaming, is a former NBA champion and also an actor with many TV credits such as Law & Order and Shameless. He serves as the Chief Business Development Officer at HiDef. As a former exec at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Hall led the development of several films such as The Matrix and Harry Potter. He plays the role of Chief Creative Officer.