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Jon Shafer leaves Paradox over creative differences

Civilisation V designer moves on after just six months with new employer

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs Roundup: Green Man Gaming hires former EA, Activision marketing boss

Also this week, Keza MacDonald leaves Kotaku, a Mythbuster joins Giant Bomb, and Unity hires Insomniac developers

By James Batchelor

Former Twitch, Machine Zone, and Visceral executives join Outpost Games

Developer expands leadership team to drive growth of audience engagement platform

GameStop CEO steps down for medical reasons

Daniel DeMatteo will take over as interim CEO while J. Paul Raines seeks treatment for his "medical reoccurrence"

By James Brightman

Global Britain needs to be truly global

TIGA CEO Richard Wilson stresses the importance of a less restrictive migration policy to the future of the UK games industry

By Richard Wilson

Best Places To Work Awards: How to keep hold of your staff

The Best Places To Work winners discuss ways to keep your staff progressing and learning

By Christopher Dring

Unity opens Los Angeles office with Insomniac devs

Mike Acton and Andreas Fredriksson head up fresh efforts to advance data-oriented programming

By James Batchelor

Jobs Roundup: Breakthrough Brits BAFTA winner joins Reality Gaming Group

Elsewhere there's a new chief of people at Zynga, and studio director at Flaregames

By Haydn Taylor

Telltale Games restructures, cuts 90 staff

The layoffs represent about 25% of the workforce and won't affect previously announced projects

By James Brightman

Runic Games shut down

Torchlight studio closed as parent company Perfect World focuses on online games-as-a-service

By Brendan Sinclair

Jobs Roundup: New management at Vungle after former CEO arrested

Meanwhile Sumo builds up management team and Loots prepares for US expansion

By Haydn Taylor

Brawlhalla dev Blue Mammoth Games opening new Netherlands studio

Amsterdam branch opens in January 2018, aims to hire 25 people

By James Batchelor

Making the industry's voice heard on Brexit

Exiting the EU is one of the biggest challenges the UK games sector has ever faced; the industry desperately needs its access to skilled staff to be protected

By Rob Fahey

Harmonix lays off 14 - Report

Rhythm game developer cuts staff for second time this year, fifth time in four years

By Brendan Sinclair

Sumo Digital expands studios and management with five key hires

Larger premises being developed to house new facilities as veterans join UK developer

By James Batchelor

Curse veteran to lead expansion of loots America

Live streaming advertising company appoints Shane Wilson as VP Sales and opens a new Los Angeles office

Brexit fears resurface at Westminster games panel

"We're not getting a response from government that will prevent companies from deploying their contingency plans now"

By James Batchelor

Wargaming opens new Moscow mobile studio

New branch will focus on developing midcore titles, headed up by Andrey Zimenko

By James Batchelor

Jobs Roundup: EA comms boss joins Gfinity

Meanwhile British Esports Association recruits an MP, plus key hires are HitPoint Studios and Big Huge Games

By James Batchelor

Ed Vaizey joins British Esports Association as vice chair

Former culture minister for the UK is also an advisor to the International eGames Committee

Riot co-founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merril to lead development on new title

Senior leadership team to handle company operations while duo work on studio's next project

By James Batchelor

Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw leaves Bioware

The world of Dragon Age is "in good hands" as Laidlaw brings 14 years at Bioware to an end

By Matthew Handrahan

Disruptor Beam lays off staff

Studio says it is "right-sizing" and "pulling back" from projects that don't show growth potential of Star Trek and Walking Dead

By Brendan Sinclair

Jobs Roundup: Andrew House leaves PlayStation

Elsewhere, Guardian games editor steps down and long standing Bandai Namco composer moves on

By Haydn Taylor

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