Ori developer Moon says its next game could ‘make or break’ the studio

Manager Moon studios has said its next game could “make or break” the company.

2015’s Stallion and the Blind Forest and beyond the 2020s Stallion and the Will of the WispsMoon’s third game is an action role-playing game published by Private Division.

Post on Twitter, Moon Studios CEO and game director Thomas Mahler said the studio had no plans to play it safe with the upcoming game.

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“Our next project will be a make-or-break moment for Moon,” he said wrote.

“Either we succeed in revolutionizing the ARPG genre or we slowly fade into the distance.

“Although it should be scary, I love the challenge! Diablo, PoE, etc.: We come to you, may the best win!”

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Mahler also confirmed that the game will feature a top-down camera perspective.

Moon was founded in 2010 by Mahler (former film artist Blizzard Entertainment) and Gennadiy Korol (former senior graphics engineer at Animation Lab).

“Developing the Ori series over the past decade has been a fantastic experience for our team, and we’re excited to aim even higher with a new action role-playing game,” the pair said in 2020 when it was announced that Private department publishes the game.

“We attribute our success to Moon Studios’ ‘iterative polishing process’ and will continue this development style to create a new game that rises above anything we’ve created to date.”

The game designer’s job announcement was first published at the end of 2019 revealed that Moon was working on an action RPG.

It required experience playing titles like Diablo, Zelda and Dark soulsand claimed that the opportunity would offer the successful candidate the opportunity to “work on an RPG that dares to innovate and go far beyond what the genre has offered players so far”.