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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon director leaves Ubisoft Dean Evans has  announced his departure from Ubisoft  after 12 years with the publisher. Also known for his work on Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed, he made the decision after an unannounced project he was working on got shelved. Evans says he left on good terms with Ubisoft and will now return to the UK where he will take some time off to travel. He has not announced any...
King hires BBC diversity director The Candy Crush creator has named Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams as global director of diversity and inclusion. She joins from the BBC, where she worked as diversity lead for two and a half years, prior to which she held a similar position at the Producer's Alliance for Cinema and Television. She  joined King creator earlier this month , shortly after receiving an MBE for her work expanding the talent pool...
Gameloft hires Damien Marchi Mobile publisher Gameloft has appointed Damien Marchi as vice president of marketing, making him responsible for all marketing and communications strategies. Marchi joins from Havas, which (like Gameloft) is owned by Vivendi, where he served as global head of content. Prior to this, he has spent almost 20 years in marketing at various positions in the television industry. He was instrumental in growing...
PlayFusion CEO joins BAFTA VR Advisory Group  PlayFusion CEO and CTO Mark Gerherd has been elected to the BAFTA VR Advisory Group as part of the firm's recently announced partnership with the academy. "We're honoured to partner with BAFTA, the hallmark for eminence within the creative industries," said Mark Gerhard, CEO and CTO of PlayFusion. "BAFTA has always celebrated innovation and excellence within the entertainment universe...
Horizon Zero Dawn producer moves to work on unannounced Ubisoft title Former senior producer at Guerrilla, Samrat Sharma, has announced his move to Ubisoft's Toronto studio to be a senior producer on an unannounced title. At Guerrilla Games, Sharma worked on the multi award-winning Horizon Zero Dawn. Prior to that he held positions at Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft. "I am excited to join the team at Ubisoft Toronto who are...
Rovio's Wilhelm Taht has stepped down as the head of the company's Games business, a position he has held since 2016. According to a statement from Rovio, Taht has departed the company for "personal reasons", effective immediately. Taht joined the company in 2014, and was promoted to EVP of the Games unit at the start of 2016. "With his leadership we have grown the Games business revenue and profitability significantly, and put together...
New look Sports Interactive names Disney veteran Matt Carroll as COO   Sports Interactive is undergoing a "soft reboot" as it names its first COO. Matt Carroll, a video games veteran who has spent most of his career at Disney, has started at the Football Manager studio today. His appointment occurs as the company prepares to move to East London in April, and amidst a string of new promotions, which includes long-serving...
Original Article:  https://kotaku.com/call-of-duty-studio-sledgehammers-co-founders-leave-com-1823171186   Sledgehammer Games co-founders and  Call of Duty: WWII  directors Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield have left the company they started,  Kotaku  has learned. Aaron Halon will take over the top role at the studio. We first heard about the move a couple of weeks ago, and Activision confirmed it this...
5 top tips to land a job in a Games Studio   1 - Help the recruiter out and properly name your resumé Game studio recruiters are hard-working people.  I know of one studio in the UK that had over 80 jobs to fill and only 2 recruiters to try and fill these positions. This means they like everything to be organised to try and help them manage their workload effectively. One way in which you can show a desire to...
Canada Games Jobs: Why Canada is so important to the video game industry Canada is one of the biggest growth areas for video games with many of the big video game publishers locating game studios in the country.  There are currently over 480 game studios in Canada which house over 24,000 employees in technical and creative jobs.  The Canadian Government has recognised the Canadian games market and realised that it adds over...