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It might be stated that Daniel Burgos was impressed by the sequence The Avengers to offer form to a mission that had been pursuing him for a very long time. And that was when, in 2018, Moonlight Games was born, a cooperative of entrepreneurs from Jaén who’re already a benchmark within the online game trade. “The idea arose because we wanted to get out of the comfort zone, and we decided to take a risk on a project that seduced us,” explains Burgos who, as if he had been Nick Furia's character from The Avengerswas accountable for forming a multidisciplinary group of eight professionals made up of creatives, musicians, designers, programmers, programs architects and scriptwriters.

Moonlight Games is the title of this online game agency born within the enterprise incubator of the University of Jaén (UJA) that has created Hunt the Night, a retro motion and journey recreation with a method pixel artwork typical of the consoles of the nineties. It combines a quick and complicated fight system with a darkish fantasy aesthetic. “This is the game we would like to play,” its creators emphasize.

They started to develop the mission by way of the Explorer program, promoted by Banco Santander to reinforce expertise by way of coaching and the follow of entrepreneurship tradition. Then probably the most troublesome factor would come: discovering the required financing. To do that, they resorted to a crowdfunding marketing campaign. “We requested 25,000 euros and we got 80,500, people saw our passion when we presented the project,” emphasizes Francisco Hermoso, scriptwriter and administrator of this cooperative, which additionally had the help of the Business Development Support Center of Jaén and Secot (group for enterprise {and professional} recommendation).

More than 5 years after its launch available on the market, the members of Moonlight Games have specialised within the indie online game trade and work with shoppers from all around the nation. “It's about uniting what we were passionate about when we were little, these types of games with the aesthetics of those consoles that we still play and that we are now passionate about as adults.”

The progress of this online game firm has been so fast that the City Council has turned them into the embryo of the Digital Technology District mission, El Banco, a mission that aspires to make Jaén a benchmark for the online game trade.

The headquarters of the previous Bank of Spain will home this technological heart the place the intention is to generate an ecosystem that promotes each manufacturing and the coaching and era of expertise. In this case, the Jaén agency will act as a bridge to facilitate the arrival of different firms associated to the audiovisual sector, cinema and video video games. The group is now getting ready a brand new line of enterprise with which to offer stability to the corporate and that can permit them to generate a enterprise community within the province that promotes the sort of launches.

Despite their nonetheless brief profession, the members of Moonlight Games have already obtained a number of recognitions, such because the Business Creation Award from the Andalusian Government.

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