Studio Closures and Other City List Updates

Studio Closures A couple of major announcements shook the games industry over the past couple of weeks. First it was announced that Orange County developer Carbine Studios was shutting its doors, and that 50 people would be losing their jobs. The developer was behind the MMO title WildStar, which will also be winding down in the coming weeks. Yesterday, more sad … Read More

City Page Updates – More Studios

We’ve updated several of the city lists recently with studios we hadn’t been tracking. Some of these studios are brand new, and some just hadn’t been on our radar until now. Not surprisingly, it’s 3 of the cities with the most studios that are seeing their lists expand:  Montreal, Seattle, and San Francisco. Let’s take a quick look at each … Read More

Job Leads – Job Counts for San Francisco

New studio job counts by city were updated on Friday! We’re now officially tracking jobs for San Francisco, which was the final city that we were still missing. Now that we’ve got the counts for the Bay Area, we can start to compare job totals across all of our North American cities. We plan on sharing trends as we collect … Read More

New Feature – Studio Job Counts

If you’ve been looking at any of the City Studio Lists lately, you might have noticed a new column popping up over the past few weeks. We’ve introduced a new feature that allows us to keep track of the actual number of open jobs at studios across each city. The current plan is to check weekly to and update the … 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 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

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

City List Additions – PUBG Corporation & Improbable

I made some unique updates to a few city lists today, and now have PUBG Corporation and Improbable tracked in our lists. What was unique about the updates? Both companies actually have 2 locations, so I ended up with 4 city lists that were updated – Los Angeles (Santa Monica), Washington DC, San Francisco, and Madison. Read on for details … Read More