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Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra to depart after 15 years

Balestra will leave next month as famed studio looks toward life after Uncharted

By Matthew Handrahan

Kiss appoints Mark Boote as new Head of Finance

Experienced hire will allow firm to chase new revenue opportunitites

Rovio sells TV animation studio to Kaiken Entertainment

Former Rovio CEO Mikael Hed leads evolution of Kaiken Publishing, which was already master licensee for Angry Birds books

By Matthew Handrahan

Youzu continues global expansion with Indian office

Former Nazara exec Anuj Tandon will lead YouZu India as CEO, with investments in "overall entertainment industry" expected

By Matthew Handrahan

Motiga lays off 15 staff

Redundancies made to “reduce burn rate” ahead of launch on Arc, mostly from business and operations teams

By James Batchelor

Ukie hires new head of public affairs

Tim Scott was programme director for tech and creative industries at London First

Keywords appoints new audio manager in LA office

Ed Lima brings experience from Deep Silver Volition, Gearbox Software and 2K Games

EA's Peter Moore named CEO of Liverpool FC

Sega, Xbox and EA exec obtains dream job at the club he has supported his whole life

By Christopher Dring

Ubisoft hires four from Telltale Games

New staff bring storytelling experience from The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands and Minecraft: Story Mode

By Matthew Handrahan

IO Interactive names new studio head

Former studio production director Hakan Abrak to lead Hitman team

By James Batchelor

Bad Piggies lead designer joins Two Men and a Dog

Markus Tuppurainen joins Zombie Catchers studio as executive producer

By James Batchelor

GamesIndustry.biz Careers Study closes this week

There's still time to have your say about working conditions, staff diversity, average pay and more

By James Batchelor

Gram Games to invest £4m as it moves headquarters to London

30 new jobs to be created as 1010 firm targets UK's “considerable talent pool”

By James Batchelor

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

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