Moon Studios hires developer behind Metroid 2 fan remake

Angelica Greene
August 8, 2017

Milton Guasti, creator of canned Metroid fan project AM2R, has been snapped up by Ori and the Blind Forest developer Moon Studios. "It's a special day for another reason".

Happily, Guasti has now been hired by Moon Studios, developer of the excellent Ori and the Blind Forest, and is now working on the upcoming PC and Xbox One sequel Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

This is likely good news for Ori fans as well.

This is quite a far cry from Guasti's previous work on Project AM2R, a remake of Nintendo's Metroid 2: Return of Samus.

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That's apparently fallen to the wayside, as Guasti said in a recent blog post that "everyone involved in AM2R moved on", and so has he, to "a new, original Metroidvania game" done in Unity. Guasti is designing levels for Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which is the follow-up to one of the best Metroid-style games ever made.

On the NEOGAF forums, co-creator of Ori and founder of Moon Studios, Thomas Mahler, expressed that Milton is an fantastic talent. I'm now part of Moon Studios. Sounds like Guasti just cemented his dream job. "I feel like I'll be right at home working with this team", he wrote. His tale of triumph serves a bit of a fairytale goal, proving that though pouring passion into a fan project is risky and may end up being stripped away by the higher-ups, a happy ending is possible.

Microsoft announced the Ori sequel for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC during its E3 press conference earlier this year. The sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, was outed past year prior to E3 but did not make an appearance.

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