Games studio launches first title


Moonshine Studios has just had its debut title published exclusively on Google Stadia.

The Cornwall-based games studio, which was established on Falmouth University’s business incubation programme, Launchpad, is making an impact with this co-op game, “full of calamity and mayhem”.

Get Packed follows the world’s clumsiest moving company as it relocates an entire town when a greedy salt mining company takes over, leaving a trail of destruction, explosions, and furniture fragments in their wake…

Marcus Gardner, one of the founders of Moonshine, said: “With recent world events bringing about many challenges, the irony of launching a game all about removals while we’re on lockdown is not lost on us.

“However, with friends, family and loved ones spending more time with each other either in the same household or online, we are excited to see so many people enjoying themselves playing Get Packed all around the world.

“We started building the game in 2017 and we’ve certainly come a long way since then; partnering with our publisher, Coatsink, and then with Google Stadia to become a ‘First on Stadia’ title. We’re really looking forward to seeing more people play the game and where it takes us next.”

Professor Chris Archer Brown, director of the School of Entrepreneurship, added: “We’re thrilled to see this high-profile launch for Get Packed. The team have done an incredible job and deserve to see their game do really well. This is what Launchpad is all about – building exciting digital business in Cornwall that have a global reach.”