Squanch Games Rebrands

Squanch Games Jobs

The studio formerly known as Squanchtendo announced on their blog that they have rebranded as Squanch Games. The rebrand was prompted by the studio noticing, as they put it: “We recently discovered a video game related company with a similar name to our former name.” It’s a mystery who they could be referring to, but probably a smart preemptive move. … Read More

Spotted – Jobs at Arkane Studios Austin

Arkane Studios, the team behind the Dishonored series, is hiring for several spots at its Austin location. I spotted this one on Twitter yesterday – it looks like Harvey Smith is back in Austin after a multi-year stint at the Arkane studio in Lyon. It also looks like he’s now helping the studio build out a team for an unannounced new … Read More

Featured Studio – A Thinking Ape

Photo courtesy of Techvibes and A Thinking Ape

Vancouver-based developer A Thinking Ape was founded in 2008 with the goal of working on a messaging platform, but they’ve morphed into a premier mobile developer with a penchant for building communities around their games. They’ve inhabited a variety of homes over the years, and they’ve recently settled into a beautiful space in the downtown core of Vancouver. The modern, … Read More

Reports of Gazillion Shutting Down

The rumors that are piling up about Gazillion closing before Thanksgiving should serve as a sobering reminder that layoffs in the games industry can come at any time. It’s a particularly tough time to have to begin a job search, as the teams involved in hiring at other studios start to have spotty availability during the holidays. To all of … Read More

New Office for Relic Coming in 2019

Spotted this on Twitter earlier today from the Relic Twitter feed: We’re crossing the creek in 2019! See you soon, Mount Pleasant! https://t.co/SaXhCZqiol (@vancitybuzz / #vancouver) pic.twitter.com/76jdLFtnkU — Relic Entertainment (@relicgames) November 21, 2017 Exciting news for the Relic team! As covered by Urbanized, Relic will be moving into a shiny new headquarters in Vancouver in early 2019. The new … Read More

New Studio List – Madison

Madison video game companies

We just published a new studio list – Madison, Wisconsin! This is one we probably should have added a long time ago. I ended up reconnecting with an old coworker yesterday who started a company called Lost Boys Interactive in Madison, and he reminded me how much development was happening in the city. It’s not a huge list of developers, … Read More

Big Changes at GameJobHunter

Photo Credit - Ross Findon

A New GameJobHunter If you’ve ever been to the site before, you’ll notice that things look….a bit different today. We’ve begun doing a fairly extensive overhaul of the site which should improve just about every part of the experience. Most parts of the site were looking pretty stale, so we’re excited to be rolling out these changes. Consider this update … Read More

New Studio – Unity Los Angeles

Unity Technologies announced this week that they’re opening a new studio in Los Angeles (Burbank, to be exact). They announced the hiring of 2 Principal Engineers on their blog, Mike Acton and Andreas Fredriksson. Both developers were previously working at Insomniac Games. No word yet on how big the LA office might be or who else has been hired, but we’ll … Read More

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

Game Job – Senior Product Manager at Tilting Point

Tilting Point is mobile games publisher based out of Manhattan, and they’re looking to expand. Does this sound like you? “We are looking for a Senior Product Manager with a deep understanding of free-to-play mobile game design. Join our small passionate team helping independent development teams bring their dreams to life!” If it does, check out the full job posting … Read More