Private Division to publish new titles from Moon Studios, League of Geeks, and Roll7

The studios behind Ori, Armello, and OlliOlli.

Private Division

Private Division has signed agreements to publish new titles from Moon Studios, League of Geeks, and Roll7, the company announced.

Moon Studios, which is known for Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, is working on a “compelling new action RPG.”

League of Geeks, known for Armello, is working on a new intellectual property.

Roll7, known for OlliOlli and Laser League, is working on a new “flow state” game.

All three titles are in early development and without a release date, with the first expected to launch in fiscal 2022 at the earliest.

“Our partnerships with Moon Studios, League of Geeks, and Roll7 continue to enhance Private Division’s roster with more of the game industry’s best creative talent from around the world,” said Private Division executive VP and head Michael Worosz in a press release. “We are thrilled to work alongside these experienced developers to provide them with the support needed to propel their creative visions to the next level.”

Find more information and quotes from each studio below.

Moon Studios

Moon Studios, founded in 2010 by Thomas Mahler and Gennadiy Korol, is a BAFTA award-winning studio best known for their work developing the critically acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. As a distributed development house, their team is spread throughout the world and is comprised of industry-leading talent from across the globe. In partnership with Private Division, Moon Studios is creating a compelling new action RPG.

“Developing the Ori series over the last decade has been a fantastic experience for our team, and we’re thrilled to now be aiming our sights even higher with a new action RPG,” said Thomas Mahler and Gennadiy Korol, co-founders of Moon Studios. “We attribute our success to the ‘iterative polish’ process we use at Moon Studios, and we’re continuing that style of development to create a new game that rises above anything we’ve created thus far.”

League of Geeks

League of Geeks, founded in 2011 by Trent Kusters, Blake Mizzi, and Ty Carey, are the renowned developers of the seminal digital board game Armello. Located in Melbourne, League of Geeks is looking to expand upon the studio’s initial success with an ambitious, new video game and intellectual property in partnership with Private Division.

“It’s equally important for us to build games with heart that can rally and foster a dedicated community of players, as it is to develop games that are critical, cultural, and commercial successes,” said Blake Mizzi, co-founder and director at League of Geeks. “This partnership provides the opportunity for us to grow our studio alongside our ambitions to create something beyond anything we’ve developed before.”

Roll7

Roll7 is a BAFTA and multi-award-winning independent studio founded in London in 2008 by Simon Bennett, John Ribbins, and Tom Hegarty. Roll7 created the OlliOlli series, Not a Hero, and Laser League, and are working with Private Division on the next jump forward in their mission to create awesome, flow state games.

“Our titles resonate with players because we strive for super solid game feel, highly refined gameplay, and simple but highly masterable mechanics,” said John Ribbins, chief creative officer at Roll7. “We’re really excited to be working with Private Division on our next title and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on it. We’re raising the bar on our creativity and the scope of our ambition to make this next project our best thing yet.”

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