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Studio Closures and New Job Leads

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It's been a brutal couple of weeks in the games industry. If you needed a reminder about how unstable
 

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September 23 · Issue #26 · View online
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It’s been a brutal couple of weeks in the games industry. If you needed a reminder about how unstable and risky it can be to make games for a living, you certainly got it when you saw story after story of large studios shutting down and putting people out of work. First, it was Carbine Studios closing up shop and letting almost 50 people go. Then, it was Capcom Vancouver, developers of the Dead Rising series, announcing that they were closing and eliminating 158 jobs. And finally (?), it was Telltale Games. The news about this closure seemed particularly brutal, as it was revealed that almost 250 people were suddenly out of a job, and without any severance pay to speak of. That would be a daunting experience just about anywhere, but especially difficult in an area as expensive to live in as the Bay Area.
To all of those affected by these recent closures - best of luck in your job search, hopefully you all find something new quickly!

Studio Closures
The Walking Dead developer Telltale hit with devastating layoffs as part of a ‘majority studio closure’ - The Verge The Walking Dead developer Telltale hit with devastating layoffs as part of a ‘majority studio closure’ - The Verge
Dead Rising studio Capcom Vancouver shuts down - Polygon
WildStar Developer Carbine Studios Shuts Down
Industry News
Zynga veteran Kate Gorman unveils mobile studio Fort Mason Games | VentureBeat
Ex-Bioware GM Opens New Improbable Studio in Edmonton | GamesIndustry.biz Ex-Bioware GM Opens New Improbable Studio in Edmonton | GamesIndustry.biz
Nexon relocates US headquarters in California | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz
Job Leads
Senior Data Analyst - GameJobHunter
Level Designer - GameJobHunter
Funcom Inc. - GameJobHunter
PlayQ - GameJobHunter
Rogue Factor - GameJobHunter
The Molasses Flood - GameJobHunter
City List Updates
Studio Closures and Other City List Updates - GameJobHunter
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