Who We Are

Stellar Door Studios is an independent game development group based in Frederick, MD.  As a creative team, we’ve developed a number of small game projects over a number of years, and taken on a variety of design- and development-based projects, including 3D modeling and animation, musical composition, film production, and more.

 Meet our Team

About Stellar Door Studios

Featured Stellar Door Projects

Bound

“Bound” is Stellar Door’s first film project, created as an entry for Frederick’s 72 Film Fest, a contest that asks teams of all experience levels to produce a roughly 6-minute film in just 72 hours. Based on a prompt provided by the contest, “Fear of Spiders,” we created an imaginative 2D animated film based on our team’s own dreams and memories of arachnophobia. All illustrations, animation, musical composition, audio, and editing were completed in 72 hours. The film was screened on Oct 12-13, 2018 at Frederick’s Weinberg Center for the Arts, and won Best Amateur Film, in addition to receiving three additional nominations, including Best of the Fest.

Will of the Wisps

A young girl sets off one evening to collect fireflies, but as the darkness settles, she discovers she has lost her way in the forest.  She finds herself guided only by the light of the fireflies she collects in her jar — but she will soon discover that the more light she collects, the less she wants to see the dark things lurking in these haunted woods.

Will of the Wisps is a spooky fairytale game of both exploration and escape, created as an entry into Ludum Dare 40, a 72-hour game development contest with the theme: “The more you have, the worse it is.”

Obsolete

Abandoned amidst the junk of a yard sale box, the lonely GameBox is feeling unwanted and old.  And as he sits there, he wonders if there’s still a future left for him and the games he loved to play.  Until a smug kid, and his even more unbearable mePhone, happen along and insult your honor.   You won’t be discarded.  You won’t be forgotten.  And you will set out on an adventure to prove to the other devices of this cul-de-sac that you far from Obsolete.

Arms’ Reach

Arms’ Reach is that classic love story about a soul-devouring tentacle monster, and the vampire princess that loves him, each searching for the souls of the unwary warriors that have come to slay them, in a desperate bid to free themselves from their sprawling dungeon prison.

The Last Word

As a bizarre project (intentionally, we swear!) in service to the Ludum Dare 41 theme, “Combine Two Incompatible Genres,” The Last Word combines the chill of galactic strategy with the fast-paced thrill of… reading?  It’s the genre mash-up that action gamers have (not) been clamoring for: the Real-Time Strategy Visual Novel.

Take on the role of Human Legion Captain Fureus Maximus as he commands the last embattled warriors defending a planet long ago deemed lost.