They made great reviews of the founders of the studio.
Moon Studios, the studio behind the famous Ori saga, is being criticized for an alleged climate of oppression in the workplace.
In a long text published in business beatseveral employees and former employees strongly criticized founders Thomas Mahler and Gennadiy Korol, revealing that the environment lived in the studio was not in keeping with the calm of the games.
One of the examples that can be read in the publication reveals a message written by Mahler which read “Tyler is the only person aware of my underhanded plans to kill the Jews, making them work until death thanks to the development games”. Despite the context indicating that it was a joke, many found this situation alarming.
Other instances in the message reveal an employee being uncomfortable with company chatroom jokes about penis size, constant changes in the direction of a game that has surprised employees and contributed to the crisis, and praise that rarely came.
“Thomas [Mahler] It sucks to give feedback. He just doesn’t know how to handle it,” one employee said. He’s self-taught and doesn’t have the vocabulary to do it.”
Mahler is one of the big culprits in the article – the original post states that the CEO wanted a character in an upcoming game to be raped and it took about a month to convince him that it would be a bad idea for a video game plot. . This violation was meant to give motivation to the protagonist.
Venture Beat’s article is extremely detailed and we advise you to read it if you want to know the allegations that Moon Studios is being targeted.
It should be noted that Moon Studios was contacted by Venture Beat to provide statements, to which it responded:
“We don’t think the experiences suggested by your questions are representative of the more than 80 Moon Studios team members who thrive and do great work every day – nor do we think they’re representative of the experiences of ‘former members of our team. In fact, we’re very proud of our history of making people happy, advancing their careers and contributing to their financial success.”
None of the employees have decided to go to court, but we’ll see if this Moon Studios situation gets any further updates in the coming days.