Turbine, the Boston-based studio behind games like Lord of the Rings Online, laid off a significant number of people today. “Turbine is transitioning into a free-to-play, mobile development studio, and as a result we are eliminating some positions,” said parent company Warner Bros. in a statement. “The Lord of the… Read more
Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell laid off 45 employees today, following layoffs last week, the studio told me. Contrary to tweets, creative director Jeremiah Slaczka said they’re not shutting down. Latest layoffs are due to WB cancelling a Scribblenauts mobile game. Remaining staff is “tiny,” said Slaczka.
Motiga, the developers behind cute-as-heck MOBA Gigantic, have announced “significant, temporary studio layoffs.” The company claims it’s in discussions with “promising investors,” but the money hasn’t come through yet. That doesn’t sound very good. Gigantic is still in a closed beta.