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Erik Wolpaw leaves Valve

Writer who worked on Portal series, Half-Life 2 Episodes has confirmed departure from company

By Brendan Sinclair

Amazon hires John Smedley to lead new San Diego studio

SOE veteran tells us he's encouraged by Amazon's "desire to do big things in gaming"

By James Brightman

Ukie and GI.biz open call for speakers ahead of Careers Fair at Rezzed 2017

Industry experts from all disciplines needed to share advice with thousands of attendees at March event at the Ukie Careers Bar

By GamesIndustry Staff

Chinese mobile publisher Skymoons opens Edinburgh studio

New developer will be led by former Reloaded MD Michael Boniface

By James Batchelor

Kalle Kaivola joins Remote Control Productions as COO

Former Next Games and Rovio man joins multi-team business

By Dan Pearson

Xbox promotes Mike Ybarra and Kareem Choudhry

Both have been moved up to vice president positions at the company, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed

By James Brightman

Applications open for BAFTA Crew programme

Body also publishes study examining success factors for underrepresented groups in the industry

By Dan Pearson

Adam Orth takes his VR skills to First Contact

Developer behind Adr1ft has joined the veteran group that made ROM Extraction

By James Brightman

Telltale Games has hired Leah Hoyer as VP of creative

Hoyer was formerly director of narrative design at Microsoft and head of narrative at ArenaNet

By Matthew Handrahan

Perfect World lays off less than 30 staff

Community management teams trimmed, but MMO publisher stresses development remains unaffected

By James Batchelor

Crytek sees yet more layoffs as it scales down

German developer is cutting 15 from its publishing team at its Frankfurt HQ

By James Brightman

Simplygon co-founder Martin Ekdal departs

He promises to remain in the games industry following Microsoft acquisition

By Christopher Dring

Gram Games launches workshops for young women

The 22% Project aims to “break down bias” and educate girls about career opportunities in the games industry

By James Batchelor

SIDE hires three for new Los Angeles studio

Brendan Dane, James Battley and Nick Lanza all join audio outsourcer's latest branch, which opens doors next month

King on diversity: “No company will succeed on its own here.”

Diversity and culture manager Natalie Mellin says more firms need to "show role models together" in order to address gender imbalance

By James Batchelor

Remedy vets shift to VR with 3rd Eye Studios

Finnish company's first project will be an anthology series of games inspired by The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror

By Matthew Handrahan

Leslie Benzies recruits former GTA veterans and teams up with Amazon

Former influential Rockstar developer plans to open multiple studios to create Everywhere

By Christopher Dring

Conspexit hires ex-PlayStation production manager

Claire Bossiere led Sony's collaboration with JK Rowling for Book of Spells, takes up role as product manager

Goodgame Studios laying off another 200 staff

'Refocusing' process continues at Hamburg-based casual specialist

By Dan Pearson

Endemol's Good Catch hires Mark Oxenham as head of development

Former virtual reality developer will be leading team in creating both branded games and new IP

By James Batchelor

Indiegogo appoints new head of gaming

Tabletop veteran Nate Murray will oversee crowdfunding for both board and video games

By James Batchelor

Portal designer Kim Swift hired as design director at EA's Motive Studios

"I could not be more excited to welcome an all-star like Kim," says GM Jade Raymond

By James Brightman

What Theresa May's Brexit speech means for the UK games industry

Dr Jo Twist discusses what comes next for games as UKIE embarks on data gathering mission

By Jo Twist

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