High Moon Studios

High Moon Studios

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company_name = High Moon Studios
company_type = Subsidiary of Vivendi Games
genre = Gaming
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location_city = San Diego, California
location_country = USA
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num_employees = over 130
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homepage = [http://www.highmoonstudios.com www.highmoonstudios.com]
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High Moon Studios (formerly Sammy Studios), part of Sierra Entertainment, is an American video game developer that started out as Sammy Studios and, after a period as independent studio in 2005 under the current studio name, was acquired by Vivendi Games.


High Moon is known for their 2005 Xbox and PlayStation 2 game Darkwatch, a first person shooter (FPS) blending the Vampire-Horror and Western genres. They are also known for "The Bourne Conspiracy", a game based on the character Jason Bourne from Robert Ludlum's "The Bourne Identity" series (novels), which received generally positive reviews for its sense of excitement and hand-to-hand fighting.

Company Information

High Moon Studios employ more than 130 people at a facility in San Diego, California. The company's development teams are utilizing a product methodology known as Scrum, a process derived from Agile methodology.

ee also

*Agile software development
*Scrum (management)
*Sierra Entertainment
*Vivendi Games


* cite web | title=Vivendi Universal Games Acquires High Moon Studios | url=http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-05-2006/0004243752&EDATE= | accessdate=January 5 | accessyear=2005
* cite web | title=A Day in the Life | url=http://www.gamesfromwithin.com/articles/0602/000104.html | publisher=Games From Within | accessdate=July 21 | accessyear=2008

External links

* [http://www.highmoonstudios.com/ High Moon Studios official site]
* [http://www.darkwatch.com/ Darkwatch official site]
* [http://www.agilegamedevelopment.com/ Agile Game Development site]
* [http://www.mobygames.com/company/high-moon-studios-inc "High Moon Studios"] profile on MobyGames

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