High Moon Studios is a video game developer based in California, United States. It was founded in 2001 as Sammy Studios and was a part of Sierra Entertainment. In March 2005, the company announced that it had completed a management buyout from Sammy Corporation, and had changed its name to High Moon Studios, Inc., with CEO John Rowe heading the developer’s continuing North American efforts on previous games from Sammy Studios and other titles (including the macabre shooter Darkwatch). For some period the company was an independent studio, then it was acquired by Vivendi Games. The company was later acquired by Activision and is currently its subsidiary. High Moon Studios currently employs around 150 people.