Jam City lays off hundreds of staff as part of ‘restructuring’

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Jam City has laid off a number of hundred members of the staff immediately. According to the corporate it’s laid off about 17% of the workforce. Given the quantity of staff it has, that is someplace between 150 and 200 staff.

Jam City is the cellular developer behind titles like Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Disney Emoji Blitz and, most lately, the blockchain sport Champions Ascension. Last 12 months it cancelled plans to go public through a $1.5 billion SPAC.

A spokesperson for Jam City stated in an announcement, “In gentle of the difficult world financial system and its influence on the gaming trade, Jam City has made the troublesome determination to cut back the scale of our group by about 17%. In current years, we have now made a quantity of strategic acquisitions, and this transfer represents a proper sizing of our work power to deal with redundancies related to these transactions.

“While Jam City remains profitable, we believe that in the current operating environment, this is a necessary move to enhance our financial flexibility and increase operating efficiencies, better positioning Jam City for long-term growth. This also follows a broader restructuring we recently completed to realign our development teams under genre divisions focused on subject-matter expertise to optimize performance. We thank those who are leaving us for their many contributions and are providing severance packages and benefits to help with the transition.”

This comes lower than a 12 months after Jam City raised $350 million in financing on the similar time it acquired Montreal-based studio Ludia. Jam City additionally has studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Cedar Falls and Toronto, as properly as others in Bogota and Buenos Aires. It’s not clear if any studios are extra affected by the layoffs than others.

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