KO_OP is a unique, award-winning game studio focused on the creation of visually arresting avant-garde games. Inviting collaboration between artists, programmers, and designers from a multitude of backgrounds, KO_OP focuses on rapid prototyping and communal support to encourage exploration and experimentation in the medium.


Early history

In 2012 KO_OP members decided to leave their respective jobs and create a home for the games they wanted to see exist. They found an apartment, turned a bedroom into an office, and set about creating a space for unique, beautiful, and experimental games to exist. They now have a real office.



GNOG PlayStation Launch Trailer YouTube

Lara Croft GO Mirror of Spirits (KO_OP Expansion) YouTube

GNOG Trailer 2 YouTube

Orchids to Dusk - Release Trailer (KOLAB) YouTube

Gardenarium - Release Trailer (KOLAB) YouTube



There are far more images available for KO_OP, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


Awards & Recognition

  • "GNOG - Finalist, Excellence in Visual Art" - Independent Games Festival, San Francisco, March 2016
  • "GNOG - Honourable Mention, Excellence in Audio" - Independent Games Festival, San Francisco, March 2016
  • "GNOG - Spotlight Selection" - Fantastic Arcade, Austin, September, 2015
  • "GNOG - Winner, Best of the Mix" - Media Indie Exchange, Los Angeles, June, 2015
  • "GNOG - Official Selection" - Indiecade E3 Showcase, Los Angeles, June, 2015
  • "GNOG - Winner, Best Art Direction" - Montreal Independent Games Festival, Montreal, 2015
  • "Gardenarium - Official Selection, Mild Rumpus" - Mild Rumpus, San Francisco, March, 2015
  • "Please Don't, Spacedog! - VR Arcade, A MAZE" - A MAZE, Berlin, April, 2015
  • "Please Don't, Spacedog! - Official Selection, Screenshake" - Screenshake, Antwerp, February, 2015
  • "Please Don't, Spacedog! - Official Selection, [Select/Start] PLAY" - Viborg Animation Festival, Viborg, 3 October, 2014
  • "Please Don't, Spacedog! - Official Selection, XOXO Arcade" - XOXO, Portland, 12 September, 2014
  • "Please Don't, Spacedog! - Special Exhibition, Joyful Bewilderment" - and Rogue Ruckus, Boston, 12 April, 2014
  • "Please Don't, Spacedog! - Official Selection, ALT.CTRL.GDC" - GDC, San Francisco, 19 March, 2014
  • "KO-OP MODE - Nomination, Best Indie Developer 2013." - Indie Haven, December, 2013

KO_OP Blog
The KO-OP blog with weekly screens and development diaries

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