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Astral Clocktower Studios is a women-owned independent game development studio based in the US. Founded in 2018 by Alexis Brutman, Tiffany Gomez, and Sarah Schaffstall, the ACS development team has since grown into a rich, robust, and diverse family of over 30 creators hailing from all over the world.


The Astral Clocktower culture and key pillars are centered around celebrating diversity, equality, and inclusion in the traditionally male-dominated gaming space. We encourage an “open door” atmosphere, free from judgement, that celebrates the vastly diverse cultures our team members represent and bring to our family.


These values and principles are not just present in our work life and company culture, but also bleed into the overall development for Kristala, a 3D Dark Fantasy ARPG featuring anthropomorphic feline and rodent characters and set in a fantasy world that’s completely devoid of humanity.


Each clan of felines and faction of rodents featured in Kristala possesses its own unique culture, specialties, traits, and skills—all of which represent key differences that are not only focal points of the game, but also serve as the driving force behind Kristala’s core themes and primary storyline.


We hope to bring a unique voice and fresh perspective to the gaming industry and strive to inspire and engage gamers from all walks of life with diverse and relatable characters, immersive storylines, impactful themes, and smart gameplay mechanics.

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