Moonbot Studios

9:00am

Wed September 18, 2013
Arts

Shreveport's Moonbot Studios boosts Chipotle's profile

Moonbot's "The Scarecrow" co-directors Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian bookend the miniature model built for Chipotle's animated short film project.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The new online animated short commercial for Chipotle Mexican Grill has gone viral -- more than 5 million YouTube views and counting. It has Shreveport creative firm Moonbot Studios to thank. Moonbot partner Brandon Oldenburg is surprised by how many people have checked it out.

“We’re abashed. We’re amazed by watching these numbers go up as far as the amount of views," Oldenburg said, during an interview at Moonbot's Shreveport office.

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9:21am

Tue February 5, 2013
Business

Shreveport firm seeks backers for video game project

Moonbot Studios' founder Bill Joyce said the firm's third video game project, "The Golem," will be completed entirely in-house.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Gothic adventure video game is under development by Oscar-winning Moonbot Studios in Shreveport. Company officials have launched an online crowd-sourcing fundraiser through Kickstarter. They aim to raise $750,000, along with grassroots buzz from gamers. The game, “The Golem,” will be created entirely in-house by Moonbot’s 50 employees. At a Monday news conference, principal Brandon Oldenburg said the project was on the back burner for a couple years.

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10:52am

Tue August 28, 2012
Business

Shreveport creative firm advances storytelling art with Wonderbook

Shreveport-based Moonbot Studios participated in a panel discussion at the world's largest gaming trade fair, Gamescom, held in Cologne, Germany, earlier this month. Moonbot's creative director Adam Volker debated with fellow panelists on whether games are art. He says Moonbot aims to carve out an interactive storytelling niche in the vast gaming industry as it works on a Sony Wonderbook game for the PlayStation 3. Diggs Nightcrawler is slated to be released sometime next year.

9:41am

Tue March 6, 2012
Local

Shreveport showers Moonbot Studios with confetti, praise

Reminiscent of an old-time ticker-tape parade, confetti rained down on Shreveport as hundreds of people lined several downtown blocks to celebrate Moonbot Studios' Academy Award. 

10:00am

Sun February 26, 2012
Arts

Moonbot Studios' Wins The Oscar!

Congratulations to Moonbot Studios for Winning the Oscar for Best Animated Short. Listen again to Kate Archer Kent's interview which was featured on Marketplace on Friday.

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