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Relentless rallies for Black Rock in Brighton

Buzz developer supporting local talent with informal meetings

Buzz developer Relentless Software is holding an open session at its offices today to meet those affected by the recent layoffs at Disney's Black Rock Studio.

Disney confirmed last week it was letting a number of staff go, with expectations of over 100 redundancies as a result of less investment in console games.

"As part of the Brighton development community we were gutted to hear the news, so we thought it would be a good idea if we opened our doors so people could come and meet the team, see our office and ask us some questions," Stuart Dodman, operations director at Relentless told GamesIndustry.biz.

The informal event kicks off at 4pm today with an introduction and overview of the business by co-founder David Amor, followed by more detailed discussion for anyone interested in positions at the company.

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Mikolaj Macioszek Translator, Big Fish Games5 years ago
Wish they had done the same when the Sony QA office across the street from them that tested all their Buzz games got axed.
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Guzmán Díaz5 years ago
Mikolaj, correct me if I'm wrong but if you come to think about it, one thing is QA and the other is Development, it makes logic to me that they won't offer job positions to QAs when they can just outsource the service. Still it's sad that so many gamedev-related businesses are closing and I do wish the best to the guys at Sony QA as well. Tough times :(

Glad for the guys at Black Rock, hopefully some of them will find a new job opportunity. Wish good luck to the rest of them too!
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Be interesting to see what kind of projects result from a Relentless Blackrock mixture
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Mikolaj Macioszek Translator, Big Fish Games5 years ago
Guzman, I know. But those folks had other talents as well, plus they spent years testing Relentless software.
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Terence Gage Freelance writer 5 years ago
"Be interesting to see what kind of projects result from a Relentless Blackrock mixture"

I would predict an immeasurably awesome racing detective adventure starring a dashing man with copious facial whiskers.

... Where can I place my pre-order?!
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Mick Crane Technical Support 5 years ago
A decent MotoGP game would get my vote!
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This is good to see it's tough times at the moment, for all of us. It's a close dev community down here in Brighton and recently we have all felt the strain
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I'd say, sod the big suits, lets develop some decent UK racing games of our own - metacritic be damned1
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Alex Dawson Technical Art director, Firing Pin Games5 years ago
I'm with Chee! :D
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T Lewis Senior Programmer, The Creative Assembly5 years ago
Disney have been very callous in their hasty retreat from quality games development. First junction point, now this. Perhaps they could make money out of games if they listened a little harder to the people who know how to make games. Best of luck to all the talented people at Black Rock. I know some of our guys were down there yesterday as well. I hope that you all find (or create) such opportunities soon.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by T Lewis on 11th May 2011 10:31am

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