New Studio in Austin – Enduring Games

We spotted an announcement about a new studio opening up in Austin this past week…..Enduring Games! Announcing new Austin-based game development studio, Enduring Games, helmed by Founder & Studio Head @adamcrei! We are making good games with good people, crafting interactive experiences purpose-built for your current and upcoming consoles and handhelds. pic.twitter.com/hPSdMzcDk4 — Enduring Games (@EnduringGames) July 8, 2019 Enduring … Read More

Activision Layoffs and New Studios

Activision Blizzard Layoffs News of massive layoffs hit the games industry like a gut punch earlier this week. On Tuesday, Activision Blizzard announced that they were laying off 8% of their total staff (estimated at around 800 jobs). The news was followed up immediately with the company’s fourth quarter earnings call in which they touted 2018 as a record-setting year … Read More

Second Dinner is Hiring (and Funded)

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Second Dinner is a relatively new studio located in Irvine made up of several veterans from Blizzard, and they just released some big news over Twitter yesterday. The whole video is worth watching as it contains several bits of new info about the new studio (and highlights what looks like a pretty fun crew). The team just moved into their … Read More

Job Leads – 11.25.18

It’s been an eventful few weeks in the games industry! Acquisitions, studio closures, new studios, hiring sprees….we’ve seen a bit of everything. We’re closing out this Thanksgiving weekend by collecting and sharing some of the more interesting stories from the last few weeks, especially the ones that might help you land your next job. Any big opportunities or stories that … Read More

New Studio in Portland – Ready At Dawn

Ready At Dawn has been making games in Irvine, CA for over 15 years. They’ve worked on major franchises like God of War, Daxter, and Okami, as well as their own original titles like The Order: 1886 and the Lone Echo series. This week, they released a major announcement about the future of their company – the opening of a second development studio in Portland, … Read More

New Studio in Seattle – Monster Squad

There have been lots of stories about layoffs and studio closures lately, so it’s great to see some awesome news about a new studio opening up shop in Seattle! Monster Squad is officially in business and is made up of several veterans who played key roles on titles like Torchlight and Borderlands. The new team has set up shop in … 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

Crystal Dynamics Expands With New Bellevue Studio

Crystal Dynamics, the venerable developer behind the Tomb Raider series, announced today that they are opening a separate studio in Bellevue, WA:  Crystal Northwest. The press release stated that the studio is officially open for business as of today: “Our new studio in the Seattle area is officially up and running as of today, and is a full-fledged extension of Crystal … Read More

Kongregate Opening New Studio in Montreal

Kongregate, the online gaming publisher and portal, is opening another North American studio in Montreal. This new studio is Kongregate’s fifth location. Its headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Portland, San Diego, and Chicago. From their press release: “Kongregate joins many other major game publishers in Montreal, but the company sees a special collaboration opportunity with the vibrant … 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