Moon Studios

Moon Studios is an independent video game development studio, founded in 2010 by Thomas Mahler (former Cinematic Artist at Blizzard Entertainment) and Gennadiy Korol (former Senior Graphics Engineer at Animation Lab). The company mainly focuses on highly refined gameplay mechanics within its products and prides itself on an excessive ‘iterative polish’ process. Moon Studios is a distributed development house: All team members are spread throughout the world, allowing Moon to work with the best and most talented people in the games industry. In 2011, Moon Studios partnered with Microsoft to develop Ori and the Will of the Wisps.


Gamasutra Q&A: Designing the gorgeous metroidvania Ori and the Will of the Wisps

May 18, 2020 | By John Harris Released earlier this year, the “metroidvania” Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the critically-acclaimed, commercially successful sequel to 2015’s Ori and the Blind Forest…. Read More

Laced Records: Ori composer Gareth Coker is happy to make players sad

Composer Gareth Coker chats to Laced With Wax about his latest game score for Ori and the Will of the Wisps — how he changed approach from Blind Forest, how he’s happy to hit players… Read More

GamesRadar: Moon Studios’ Thomas Mahler on the art, science, and magic behind Ori and the Will of the Wisps

By Alex Avard March 09, 2020 Timelessness is one of those treasured descriptives that every game aims for, but few manage to reach. Moon Studios’ Thomas Mahler – the game director behind Ori… Read More