Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Ori Developer Moon Studios Labels “Repressive” Workplace in New Report

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Moon Studios, Austrian developer Also The game is labeled as a “repressive” place to work with new reports.

according to GamesBeatMany “current and ex” employees believe that Moon’s “behind-the-scenes atmosphere” doesn’t match the style and tranquility of the game. These issues in the studio are said to be related to the founders Thomas Marler and Gennaji Koror.

Moon Studios’ almost completely remote “anti-corporate” culture has probably led to casual cases of racism, sexism and bullying. The founders are also said to rarely openly criticize and praise the work of their employees using an “open and honest” workplace structure.

Employees are “sick” of the founder’s improper behavior, according to a GamesBeat report, but no one has filed a lawsuit against Moon Studios or a representative at this stage. The report’s findings also suggest that Moon Studios has a high turnover rate, but the founders are said to be using the studio’s well-known games to address these issues.

Here are some of the official responses from the founders of Moon Studios to the long report:

“Moon Studios has been thriving for 12 years. We have grown and learned a lot in the last few years. We can work with many, many great and very talented people. It’s an honor to be able to do it. We are really grateful and proud of the team. Those who are here today, and those who have moved to other ventures after spending time at Moon — and we are their lives. We are happy to have made a positive change in. We are not perfect, but we pay close attention to our talents and are always working hard to improve. It makes someone uncomfortable or disappointed. If you ever let me do it, I regret it and always try to improve it. “

— Thomas Marler and Gennaji Koror

Ori and the Blind Forest Released on Switch in 2019, followed by Ori and the WIll of the Wisps Both games were highly regarded on Nintendo’s hybrid platform.

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