Report – Obsidian hit with redundancies

By Stephany Nunneley
26 April 2011 17:15 GMT

According to various tweets from Obsidian employees, it looks as though the firm has been hit with layoffs.

According to a tweet from Akil Hooper a producer and designer who has been at the firm 11 years survived seven different round of lay-offs, but sadly not the eighth: ” 11 years, nearly a dozen shipped titles, Designer, Lead, Producer. 1 canceled game, survived 7 layoffs, 8th got me. Not a bad track record.”

A programmer at the firm, Justin Reynard, tweeted: “Today marks my 3 year anniversary working at Obsidian Entertainment. To my coworkers (and sadly the ones we’ve lost) you guys are amazing.”

Another tweet, from QA tester Ashley Betters reads: “No longer work at Obsidian. I guess this means I will have to start buying my own pens.”

According to the forum post on Obsidian which gathered all these tweets, reports that it’s a possibility producer Tess Treadwell and designer Sydney Wolfram as well as three interns have also been laid off as well.

We’ll send a mail and see what we can find out for you.

Thanks, Bendu.

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