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Blitz/Creative Assembly announce Dundee sessions

UPDATE: Sega studio is the latest to set up an RTW talent scout event

Blitz Games Studios has announced that it is to set up its own recruitment event at the Apex Hotel in Dundee at the end of this week in a bid to snap up talent from Realtime Worlds, which entered administration yesterday.

The independent developer - one of the founding members of UK trade association TIGA - follows Activision's lead, with the publisher revealing similar plans this morning.

A statement from the company explained that it had arranged the two-day event - all day tomorrow and Friday morning - with Realtime Worlds head of HR John Duthie as a result of 200 jobs at the studio being "placed in question".

"We know that Realtime Worlds has some fantastically talented people and were very sorry to hear the news as it broke late last week," said Blitz CEO Philip Oliver. "We think Realtime Worlds staff will be pleasantly surprised at the opportunities we can offer them and look forward to talking with them."

Realtime Worlds entered administration following a "lacklustre" reception from gamers, although the firm now in charge of the business told GamesIndustry.biz earlier today that there was "some positive interest" from potential suitors for the company - although it's not known if that interest is based on the developer remaining as a going concern, or being asset-stripped.

UPDATE: The Creative Assembly has announced that it will also be running a recruitment session at the Apex Hotel on Friday, specifically for work on its new triple-A - but as yet unannounced - title currently in pre-production.

"It's always sad to hear that a fellow studio appears to be in trouble, particularly a UK-based company like Realtime Worlds," said studio director Tim Heaton. "Creative Assembly is keen to help, especially as we have current job vacancies. To this end, we will be running a special recruitment event in Scotland for those affected by this unfortunate news."

Meanwhile Firebrand Games, which has an office in Glasgow, has also told GamesIndustry.biz that it is looking to hire more staff - more details are available on the Jobs page.

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