CSR-Studios was founded on September 16, 2011. John Common is the founder and sole employee of the company.
John founded CSR-Studios to create a new beginning for himself in the video game development community. The first game released under the name CSR-Studios was Dead Pixels, which saw success on both Xbox Live Marketplace and PC digital distribution platforms Desura and Steam. The company has announced that it is working on the sequel to this success, but has not mentioned a release date.