Planet Moon Studios

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Planet Moon Studios
Former type Privately held
Industry Video game industry
Fate closed
Founded 1997
Founders Nick Bruty, CCO
Bob Stevenson, CEO emeritus
Defunct 2011
Headquarters San Francisco, CA, USA
Key people Aaron Loeb, CEO
Scott Guest, CTO
Ken Capelli, Art director
Ellie White, Dir. operations
Tim Williams, Creative Director/Head writer emeritus
Andy Astor, Lead programmer emeritus
Products Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Website http://www.planetmoon.com

Planet Moon Studios was a game development studio based in San Francisco, California founded by ex-Shiny Entertainment developers Nick Bruty (President) and Bob Stevenson (CEO) in 1997. The name of the company is said to be invented by co-founder Scott Guest, who described the founding of the studio as a moment of intense overwhelming joy as "being on the planet "Moon"."[citation needed]

Planet Moon developed the games Giants: Citizen Kabuto (Interplay, 2000),[1] Armed and Dangerous (Lucasarts, 2003) [2] and Infected (Majesco Games, 2005).[3] The games are generally critically acclaimed for both game-play and graphics, and are often lauded for their humor in various reviews.[4]

In January 2011, Bigpoint Games acquired the Planet Moon Studios staff in San Francisco, California, [5] but did not acquire the company, its intellectual properties, or its other assets. Shortly thereafter, Planet Moon Studios closed its doors. [6]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Osborne, Scott (December 2000). "Review: Giants: Citizen Kabuto". GameSpot. Retrieved 2006-07-07. 
  2. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (December 2003). "Review: Armed and Dangerous". GameSpot. Retrieved 2006-07-07. 
  3. ^ Davis, Ryan (November 2005). "Review: Infected". GameSpot. Retrieved 2006-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Reviews for Giants: Citizen Kabuto". GameSpot. December 2000. Retrieved 2006-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Bigpoint Doubles San Francisco Team With Talent Acquisition From Planet Moon Studios". PRNewswire. January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  6. ^ "Planet Moon Studios closed". January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  7. ^ Rosenberg, Jared (May 26, 2009). "The Drawn to Life Adventure Continues on Wii & DS". NintendoWorldReport.com. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 

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