Bungie alumni Michel Bastien, Damián Isla, and Rob Stokes have reached escaped velocity and are now hurtling through space on a mission to deliver high-quality downloadable titles as the newly-formed Moonshot Games.

Moonshot Games is keen on taking years of experience working on AAA console titles and applying it to the downloadable games market in order to create something out of this world. Managing director Michel Bastien was the production lead for Halo 2 and 3. Director of technology Damián Isla was Bungie's AI and gameplay engineering lead. Creative director Rob Stokes was a writer, mission designer, and design lead for the Halo franchise. Together they hope to prove that the little guys can be great as well.

"The Moonshot team firmly believes that the stars need not be limited to multimillion-dollar projects supported by armies of ground crew. There is a place in history for that small, nimble craft, built smartly on a modest budget, and piloted by expert hands. "

A team with this sort of pedigree is definitely worth keeping an eye on. Check out Moonshot Games' official website to see how good they are at stretching a metaphor.