Cliff Bleszinski, one of the top creative minds at Epic Games who left and later founded his own game company in Raleigh, is now an investor in crowdfunding site Fig.

Justin Bailey, an industry veteran who launched Fig last fall, disclosed Bleszinski’s backing through a blog post in which he described Bleszinski as “esteemed developer, industry supporter and an all around great guy.”

Why invest?

“I asked myself — if I put in a good chunk of money in Kickstarter, shoudln’t I get more than like a mug?” Ble3szinski told Forbes. “It’s the classic example of vote with your dollars by way of investing.”

Fig touts itself as a site that provides participants with equity and rewards that also wants to leave game developers in “creative control” of title development.

“Everyone knows his work from the Unreal and Gears of War series, and recently Boss Key’s debut title LawBreakers,” Bailey added. “But Cliff is also dedicated to helping the industry grow in healthy ways, for game projects of all sizes to get made and be successful.”

Bleszinski’s Boss Key, which is based in Raleigh, recently unveiled LawBreakers at a gaming event in Boston.

Added Bailey: “As the only funding platform created by gamers for gamers that offers rewards and investment based funding, we are grateful for our investors and advisors who are leaders in the industry – amazing to have you be a part of the Fig family, Cliff!”

Fig is touting its support for “Consortium: The Tower,” a game that drew $300,000 in backing in less than a week from more than 2,800 backers.

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Cliff Bleszinski Invests in Fig!