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Mind Candy closes Brighton office

Moshi Monsters developer Mind Candy has closed its Brighton office. Games Industry reports that it hasn’t been confirmed how many jobs have been lost as a result, although at the last known headcount 26 employees were based there. The suggestion is that employees will be offered the chance to move …

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Former Joystiq writer Sliwinski joins Bithell Games

Prominent independent developer Mike Bithell has hired a chief operating officer to help run his company, Bithell Games. Announcing the hirevia his blog, the developer named formernews content director at the now-closed Joystiq Alexander Sliwinski as his new COO. It’s time to start some new things,” writes Bithell. It felt …

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Zynga CFO departs despite company exceeding financial predictions

Social games firm Zynga has announced the departure of its chief financial officer in spite of the publisher posting financial results exceeding its expectations. Zynga forecasted $155m to $170m for the quarter, and beat these predictions by recording bookings of $176m. This is an increase of $1m year-on-year – in …

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Avalanche Studios suffers layoffs ahead of Just Cause 3 launch

Just Cause and Mad Max developer Avalanche Studios has laid off a number of employees at its New York and Stockholm offices. In a statement toGame Informer, a spokesperson said 12 employees had been let go at its US branch. A similar number were also let go at its Sweden …

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MD Mick Morris leaves Audiomotion after 17 years

Audiomotion MD Mick Morris has left the company after 17 years to pursue a new and fresh challenge”. Operations director Brian Mitchell will now take the reins at the Oxfordhire-based studio. Morris joined Audiomotion in 1998, and became MD in 2003 after the company left the GBH/Kaboom group. The mo-cap …

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David Haddad promoted to Warner Bros games boss

The head of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment David Haddad has risen to become the president of the publisher’s games business. His promotion was announced by DC and Warner Bros Consumer Products boss Diane Nelson and the president of WB Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution Ron Sanders. Haddad joined Warner Bros in …

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Testronic has a new CEO

QA and localisation firm Testronic Laboratories has hired Brett Morris as its new chief exec. Morris leaves his previous role as CFO for Catalis Group, the organisation that owns Testronic and UK developer Kuju Entertainment. He has worked at Catalis for four years, alongside CEO Dominic Wheatley. Prior to this, …

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NewBay names new European management team

NewBay Media has named four new senior directors to its reorganised European team. Andrew Wooden has been appointed Interactive Entertainment Content Director, managing the editorial for MCV, Develop, Toy News, PCR and more. Wooden is a former staff writer on MCV, and has worked on Future’s T3 publication. He was …

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Unity to up its headcount by 500 before the end of the year

Unity’s business is changing, and to support this the company has embarked on a mass recruitment drive. The company has long been one of the major go-to game engines in the industry. But arguably it hasn’t had the huge scale you might expect for the team behind such a widely-used …

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Four promotions at Premier PR’s games team

The agency has promoted four members of its games team. Account manager Lauren Dillon (pictured:bottom right) rises to account director. She joined the firm in 2009 as assistant publicist, being promoted twice to senior publicist. Meanwhile, Will Becket (pictured:bottom left) is promoted from account manager – a role he has …

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