Layoffs at Telltale

Sad news out of San Rafael this morning – the team behind episodic titles like The Wolf Among Us and Minecraft:  Story Mode has cut staff and laid off 90 people. We spotted the story on gamesindustry.biz, but it’s all over the place. I won’t rehash the quotes that are covered in all the other outlets, but I did find this particular … Read More

Irrational Games Layoffs

Wow, this is wild. First off, our thoughts go out to everyone impacted by the massive shake-up at Irrational. The news about the restructuring is already being covered in many places. For now, we wanted to just start collecting tweets from people and studios who are doing some hiring. We’ll add links throughout the day as they come in. To … Read More

Layoffs at Turbine

More sad news in the industry today – it’s being reported that Boston-area developer Turbine is cutting an unspecified number of positions. This is, unfortunately, coming on the heels of recent layoffs at Zynga and EA Salt Lake City. It’s always a bit depressing to hear news like this, but the refreshing part is seeing people in the industry rallying … Read More

Zynga and EA Layoffs – Next Steps

It was a tough week for some employees of two major development houses. Zynga let go over 300 employees, and the EA studio in Salt Lake City also let go or relocated several dozen people. Layoffs suck (speaking from experience) – it feels like a punch in the gut, and the minutes, hours and days immediately after you get the … Read More