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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Temperature on the Swedish game industry

GRIN: -~100 ppl (closing down two studios) (May'09)
DICE: Recruitment stop (trial employments don't get upgraded)
Avalanche Studios: -77 ppl (October'08), -20 ppl (May'09)
Starbreeze Studios: Almost only recruiting seniors and very experienced people

GRIN are yet to confirm the closing of their two offices in Barcelona, and in Gothenburg, aswell as the laying off 30 people from their Stockholm office. Below are some statistics as of why they would've needed to close down some studios:

Game - Sales - Avg. Score
Terminator - Salvation: 45,000 (50%)
Bionic Commando: 27,000 (74%)
Wanted - Weapons of Fate: 100,000 (65%)
Bionic Commando - Rearmed: 130,000 (first week only) (87%)

Just Cause dev Avalanche to lay off more staff
Gone fishing - BRB new year

1 comment:

repi said...

We (DICE) are actually looking into hiring some more people, mostly quite senior folks.