That’s No Moon: New AAA studio

Created by veterans of Naughty Dog, EA and more

Veterans devs create That's No Moon Studio

Having secured a $100 million investment from studio Smilegate, That’s No Moon is the latest AAA studio to come into fruition. Based in Los Angeles and San Diego, the staff is expected to increase by around 100 next year.

With their money investment, the fledging studio has a story-driven action-adventure game in the pipeline with CEO Michael Mumbauer promising “unforgettable stories and characters that will define and extend beyond our medium. I'm proud to share that ambition with such a talented team of creators and our incredible partners at Smilegate."


That’s No Moon features a who’s who of veteran talent such as:

  • Michael Mumbauer (CEO, former head of PlayStation's Visual Arts Group)

  • Taylor Kurosaki (creative director, former narrative design lead at Naughty Dog)

  • Jacob Minkoff (game director, former lead game designer on the Naughty Dog's Last of Us)

  • Tina Kowalewski (chief strategy officer, current EVP and board member of Giant Squid and former director of product development at Sony's Santa Monica Studio)

  • Nick Kononelos (COO, former senior development director at EA)

  • Barry Genova (CTO, formerly foundation engineering lead at Bungie)

  • George Allison (CFO, former head of finance for the Global Services Division at PlayStation)

[SOURCE: gamesindustry.biz]