Longstanding independent developer The Code Monkeys has confirmed to Develop that the firm will be making staff cuts at its Yorkshire-based offices.
A rumour posted up on consumer site VG247 suggested that “most – if not all” staff would be let go, yet the group’s development director Adrian Hirst told Develop that the redundancies will not be as big as feared, suggesting that only a “small percentage” will be handed their notices.
He added that the group would not be closing down, and has more projects in the pipeline.
“With the recession still going on a lot of businesses are having to cut staff, and we’re just one of them,” he added.
Founded in 1988, The Code Monkeys is one of the oldest independent developers in Britain. The group has a portfolio of nearly 200 published games.
In recent times the group has been utilising digital distribution channels as a test-bed for self-publishing. It has recently begun releasing new IP on Nintendo’s WiiWare and DSiWare platforms, and has also been working on PSP Mini and iPhone games.