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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

PlayStation VR Worlds creative director joins Conspexit

Russell Harding will now help the London startup empower people with visual impairments

By James Brightman

Ex-Techland COO founds Strange New Things in Wroclaw, Poland

Pawel Zawodny joined by team from CD Projekt Red, Techland, IO Interactive

By Dan Pearson

Unity hires Bungie veteran as new graphics director

Natalya Tatarchuk worked on Destiny, Halo: ODST and Halo: Reach

Twitch hires 343's Matt McCloskey

Former Xbox exec joins streaming platform as VP of Commerce

Guerrila Cambridge to close

UK developer to close after 19 years as Sony “makes changes to European studios structure”

By James Batchelor

Team17 targets US developers with major hires

“I really want to go for it,” says CEO Debbie Bestwick

By Christopher Dring

Glu restructure will close two studios, cut 100+ jobs

Up to 140 employees face dismissal as mobile publisher attempts to streamline US operations, but firm plans to hire again by end of 2017

By James Batchelor

Coconut Lizard hires six Epic developers

Programmers, artists, QA and director join as studio teases more recruitment news to follow

Certain Affinity's narrative director leaves for 2K Games

Corey May previously worked on Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia at Ubisoft

PlayStation reorganises European senior management team

Simon Rutter becomes COO and Tim Stokes named senior VP as president Jim Ryan stresses the importance of regional strength

By Christopher Dring

Gamevil Europe moves into new Berlin office, hires Chinh Vu

New marketing head joins as headcount doubles after successful year

Rhianna Pratchett parts ways with Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics' resurgent franchise needs a new writer after Pratchett's award-winning five year run

By Matthew Handrahan

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