Moon Studios

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Moon Studios GmbH
IndustryVideo games
Founded2010; 10 years ago (2010)
  • Thomas Mahler
  • Gennadiy Korol
Key people
Thomas Mahler (CEO)

Moon Studios GmbH is an Austrian video game developer founded in 2010 and based in Vienna.[1] They are best known for their 2015 title Ori and the Blind Forest, for which the studio was awarded the Best Debut award at the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards.[2]

In 2011, Moon Studios signed a development and distribution deal with Microsoft Game Studios for Ori and the Blind Forest.[3] At E3 2017 they announced a sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which released for the Xbox One and Windows 10 on March 10, 2020.[4] The company is also working on an action role-playing game.[5]


  1. ^ Mahler, Thomas (5 May 2015). "Postmortem: Moon Studios' heartfelt Ori and the Blind Forest". Gamasutra. UBM TechWeb. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  2. ^ Staff (16 March 2016). "Witcher 3 wins Game of the Year at 16th annual Game Developers Choice Awards". Game Developers Conference. UBM TechWeb. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  3. ^ Tom (16 March 2015). "Getting to know Moon Studios". Refined Geekery. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  4. ^ Joe Skrebels (11 June 2017). "ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS REVEALED". IGN. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  5. ^ Blake, Vikki (22 December 2019). "Ori and the Blind Forest devs are making an action RPG". Eurogamer. Retrieved 22 February 2020.

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