Category Archives: Jobs
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 01:49 BST
In addition to his exisiting appointment as deputy head of consumer games R&D, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has accepted a position as a corporate office at Capcom Japan. On Twitter, the famously friendly industry veteran said it might be “tough” to enjoy the new role in addition to his current duties; Ono was taken ill last year due to overwork and has since publicly criticised Capcom for the pressure it places on staff.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 00:33 BST
Square Enix has made an unspecified number of job cuts at its Los Angeles office.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 00:07 BST
With development on Deadpool complete, the High Moon Studios team behind the licensed title has been let go.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 21:14 GMT
Some shakeups in the executive quarters of social game giant Zynga this week, as it has announced that its chief information officer for the past two years, Debra Chrapaty, is leaving the company to go work with Nirvanix, a cloud storage company. She will be replaced by Dorion Carroll, who was already a Zynga executive. Zynga has also apparently hired a new vice president of finance, and that person is Atul Bragga, formerly an online and games analyst with Lazard Capital Markets.
Thanks, GI International
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 00:41 GMT
A couple of new City Interactive job ads are looking for developers to work on something called Sniper 3 – presumably, the sequel to Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, which launched earlier this month. There’s no mention of next-gen hardware in the recruiting, which is a refreshing if surprising change.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 19:44 GMT
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 00:23 GMT
Local Rugby World Cup and Angry Birds distributor Tuff Kat has thrown in the towel. MCV Pacific reports the company has gone into voluntary administration in early March, and may be quietly sent to its rest at a second creditor’s meeting on April 9. No word on how many staff will be affected.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 20:11 GMT
Nintendo is moving its North America Direct Consumer Communications team from New York City to its Redmond headquarters where it will be merged with its Network Business Department. NoA spokesperson Charlie Scibetta told Kotaku the move will help “provide better digital offerings and services for consumers.” Other Nintendo staff unrelated to DCC will remain in New York in a new, smaller office close to the Nintendo World Store.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 04:31 GMT
The Secret of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has left Double Fine.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 14:28 GMT
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 01:25 GMT
Double Dragon Neon director Sean Velasco and five more former members of A Boy and his Blob developer Wayforward have jumped ship – pun intended – to form a new indie studio, Yacht Club Games. The new team has not announced any projects yet but has launched a website and Facebook page and will be at PAX East later this month. The six-man crew has a long list of credits including Contra 4, A Boy and His Blob, Thor: God of Thunder, Mighty Milky Way and BloodRayne Betrayal.
Wed, Mar 06, 2013 | 00:30 GMT
Former EA staffer Jamie Keen appears to have returned to the mega-publisher, despite having held a pretty sweet gig as lead designer on Ubisoft’s much-anticipated Watch Dogs.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 05:27 GMT
RIFT producer Hal Hanlin has left Trion Worlds after four and a half years in order to take on a new role as lead producer at Zynga. “Nothing but love for Trion, but with the maturation of Rift, there was no urgent demand for my specific skillset,” the developer wrote on Facebook.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 02:10 GMT
Civilization 4 lead designer and Zynga staffer Soren Johnson has signed on to work with Stardock on upcoming games.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 00:25 GMT
Dragon Age: Legends developer BioWare San Francisco has been closed, with all jobs lost, according to reports citing anonymous sources.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 00:24 GMT
Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer Timegate Studios has laid off an unspecified number of staff.
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 03:14 GMT
Jason West, one half of the team that founded Infinity Ward and created Call of Duty, is said to have left new studio Respawn Entertainment.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 19:19 GMT
Tecmo Koei Canada will shut its doors at the of next month, according to a company official speaking with the Financial Post. The Fatal Inertia, Warriors: Legends of Troy and mobile development house is the only studio owned by the firm in North America. A representative from the main office declined to state how many employees would be affected by the studio’s closure. Thanks, Polygon.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 01:21 GMT
Game rental service and digital distributor GameFly issued a round of lay-offs earlier today. The company explained the cuts as a result of restructuring, but did not give details. Joystiq cites one anonymous source for word that cuts were around one third of total staff, while another put the figure at 35.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 | 21:12 GMT
Ubisoft has announced the appointment of Pauline Jacquey as managing director of Reflections, its Newcastle-based studio.