Layoffs – Daybreak Games

Rough news out of San Diego yesterday – Daybreak Games, developer of the battle royale title  H1Z1, went through a round of layoffs. The studio itself has not yet confirmed how many people were let go, but one source on social media who was among those affected posted that the number significant. Interestingly, the studio still has 30 jobs in San … Read More

City Page Updates – 04/25

Keeping the city page information current is important to us, and requires some diligence. The games industry is always changing and new companies are popping up all the time. There are also studio closures, team sizes expanding and contracting, new titles announced, office locations moved, and more – we like to keep all of that info as up to date … Read More

New Indie Studio in San Francisco – Final Final

A new indie studio is getting off the ground in San Francisco and they’re looking to hire an Art Director as a founding team member. My friends and I have started a small game studio, and we’re looking for an art director! Remote, full-time salaried position. All experience levels will be considered. Folks underrepresented in games encouraged to apply. RTs … Read More

Job Leads – Sarbakan, Rose City Games, Torn Banner Studios, and more

We’ve made quite a few updates recently, and we’ve spotted quite a few new job leads. First up, we added two new city lists – Québec City and Denver/Boulder. We came across many studios that were hiring as part of creating those lists, as well seeing some tips from various sources online. Sarbakan Sarbakan is located in Québec City and … Read More

New Studio List – Québec City

We’ve got a new list of studios for another Canadian city – Québec City! The capital city of the province of Québec is also home to a growing collection of game studios. While it doesn’t have quite as many studios as Montreal (located about 3 hours away), the studios it does have are impressive. Companies like Ubisoft, Activision (Beenox), and … Read More

Upcoming Career Fair in Vancouver

If you’re going to be in or around Vancouver on April 14th, this looks like a must-attend event:  Vancouver Career Fair for VFX, Animation, Film & TV, and Video Games. Here’s the description from the event site: “This is Vancouver’s only recruiting event for the entire Digital Entertainment & Interactive (DE&I) industry. Companies, studios, and educators from VFX, Animation, Video Games, … Read More

Job Leads – Backflip Studios, Cold Iron Studios, Giant Sparrow, and more

It’s a busy time of year if you’re hiring in the games industry. GDC starts next week in San Francisco, so recruiters from all over the world will be descending on the Moscone Center to try and lure new candidates to their studios. If you’re even remotely nearby and can make the trek, it’s worth doing for even a day … Read More

Hiring in Champaign – Deep Silver Volition

Several new jobs posted by Deep Silver Volition yesterday! The developer behind Saints Row, Red Faction, and Agents of Mayhem is looking to fill several positions at its studio located about 2 hours south of Chicago. They’ve got 5 open positions right now, including 1 interesting role for a Junior Programmer who can step into an entry-level role and be mentored … Read More

New Studio List – Portland

Portland video game studios

We’ve put together a new list of studios for another city – Portland, Oregon! The overall number of studios is modest right now, but there are some high quality names in the list. Portland is situated just a few hours down the road from two mega game hubs – Vancouver and Seattle. If Portland can continue to grow the ranks … Read More

Recent Layoffs – Hangar 13, Gameloft New Orleans, Capcom Vancouver

There’s been an unfortunate run of layoffs and studio closures in the past few weeks. Life in the games industry is intensely competitive, and even seemingly successful studios are routinely caught up in these painful situations. Losing your job in a surprise situation like this can take an incredible toll on your family, finances, and emotional well-being, so best of … Read More