ChatGame, a video chat app that allows real-time effects to be added, has raised $14m in funding from a variety of angel investors. Subsequently, the team has released a new version of the app with a group chat feature.
The app came out of its beta stage late last year, and promises users that its chat system consumes 60% less data than a similar call over Skype, making it attractive to users on restricted or expensive data plans.
According to an article published by Geektime, Li Shaowen, CEO of Beijing ShiCang Investments, led the round, with participation from CEOs of property, law, and investment companies.
ChatGame allows realtime effects to be added to video chat, and has raised $14m
Chatgame CEO Will Shaw said:
“We wanted to build an app that would transform how people experience video calls. ChatGame is a fun and engaging way for friends and family to connect with each other, which encourages them to utilize video chats without giving a second thought to their surroundings.”
Video effects include a selfie-camera style beautification mode, along with custom backgrounds, and different overlays. The group chat feature supports six people on a simultaneous call, and others to watch and communicate with messages.
Chatgame is available for iOS and Android, and more details can be found by visiting the company’s website.