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Full Moon Game Studios keen to work with Relentless in future

Members of staff made redundant in a round of layoffs at Relentless this month have founded a new studio called Full Moon, with a representative telling GamesIndustry.biz that they hold no resentment towards their former employers.

Kalvin Lyle of Full Moon contacted GamesIndustry.biz to make clear that most of the staff involved in the cuts felt no animosity about the situation, in which twenty employees were let go earlier this month.

Lyle says staff were warned in good time and are looking forward to the two studios working together at some point in the future.

"I can't speak for everyone, but I think we're trying to make the best of it," Lyle told GamesIndustry.biz. "Those let go from Relentless are some of the most talented people I've worked with in my 15 year career.

"Obviously it's not a great situation, the landscape for employment isn't great right now in the south east or in the UK. With all the recent closures and redundancies there's a lot of competition. For those with families who can't easily relocate, it makes things very difficult.

"The reductions at Relentless were completely understandable, we were all given fair notification and I think Relentless handled it very well. We hope to work with Relentless again possibly as an outsource partner, supporting them any way we can. We wish them the very best."

Full Moon is currently looking for projects to become involved with, with the company's website indicating a focus on casual gaming and digital distribution.

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Phil Elliott Project Lead, Collective; Head of Community (London), Square Enix5 years ago
This is great to hear - good luck to the new team; we hope to hear lots more about you.
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Iain Lowson Writer 5 years ago
Great news! I wish them all success.
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Steven Pick Lead Graphic Designer, Atomhawk Design5 years ago
More news stories like this please.
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Birth of something new is always good news indeed!
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Martyn Brown Managing Director, Insight For Hire5 years ago
Good luck guys - and to all startups (maybe some from Bizarre too).

All the best!
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Sandy Heslop Animator 5 years ago
Wow, Just wow.
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Istvan Fabian Principal Engineer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe5 years ago
Good luck guys!
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Daniel Vardy Studying HND IT, De Montfort University5 years ago
hope to see some games coming from them in the coming years
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Frankie Kang Producer / Consultant, First Post LLC5 years ago
Good luck to Kalvin and the rest of the Full Moon staff!
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Good luck to you all. I wish you the very best.
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James Dobrowski Head of Support, Geomerics5 years ago
Great news, always good to hear of a new UK studio. Best of luck guys!
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Alex Dawson Technical Art director, Firing Pin Games5 years ago
Good luck peeps!
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Terence Gage Freelance writer 5 years ago
Good luck guys - nice to see some news against the grain concerning start-up companies.

I like the website too, and I look forward to your super-secret action/puzzle quest game involving sheep, tax men and farms!
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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 5 years ago
A belated good luck to everyone!
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