Developers behind arthouse games like Fe, Lost in Random, and Ghost Giant have launched a brand new studio: MoonHood.
MoonHood is working on a dark themed game entirely out of clay for PC, consoles, and virtual reality – with Fast Travel Games acting as publisher.
Their debut title is described as an “ominous game” that will “plunge players into bizarre realms crafted from tangible materials like real clay, transformed into detailed 3D models.” Players will follow a “heartwarming yet dark story” that dives into “innovative gameplay mechanics”, while also “facing horrific monsters, traversing a landscape that is as strange as it is beautiful.”
MoonHood was founded by Klaus Lyngeled and Olov Redmalm, the creative duo behind Lost in Random, Ghost Giant, and Fe. MoonHood’s distinctive art style and development experience will recapture the spirit of their previous games to create a title “full of exploration and danger.”
“At Fast Travel, we aim to bring unforgettable VR games to the masses, and we’re happy to help deliver equally amazing console and PC games as part of that,” Patrick Liu, Head of Publishing at Fast Travel Games said. “By partnering with the talented creatives at MoonHood, we can continue to work toward this goal by creating a surreal game not yet seen on any platform. MoonHood’s team of veteran storytellers and artists have captured fantastical ideas from the imagination and brought them stunningly to life with real clay sculptures, making it a must-play game.”
MoonHood co-founder Klaus Lyngeled added, “Our team at MoonHood is going down a new creative path with our studio’s debut title, using organic mediums and 3D scanning to transport physical art into the digital landscape. With Fast Travel Games as our publishing partner, we can ensure our dark, gritty, and poetic adventure will reach players far and wide. Follow us on social media to see some of our character sculptures, and tell us which ones you look forward to seeing most in the game.”
Here’s a teaser video for the new studio, plus words from the team: