Welcome to our new and improved regular article where we round-up the week’s big movers and shakers across the mobile games industry.
The focus of this weekly article will be to compile all of the big job appointments and departures in one easy to read place, alongside some standouts from our own jobs board and some useful articles for those job seeking at this time.
You can also catch up with all of the job news from last week right here.
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Movers and Shakers
Rogue Games appoints Matt Casamassina as new CEO
Rogue Games has appointed co-founder and former chief strategy officer Matt Casamassina as its new CEO.
Along with Casamassina’s appointment, a few other changes have been made to Rogue’s leadership. Former VP of marketing Bryan Buskas will now take the role of chief operating officer, while former studio head and VP of production Chris Archer will step into the role of chief strategy officer.
Jack Tretton joins Rogue Games as a strategic advisor
Former Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Jack Tretton has joined Rogue Games as a strategic advisor.
Tretton will help the company to make the adjustment to publishing games for the next-generation.
Ex-Wargaming UK head James Brooksby sets up new studio Absolutely Games
Development veteran James Brooksby has opened a brand new studio in Guildford called Absolutely Games.
Brooksby has been in the industry since 1995 and is more recently known for founding Born Ready and Edge Case Games.
Luna Labs makes six strategic hires
Luna Labs has made some strategic hires as it has welcomed six new faces across its London and Belarus offices. John Wright joins as vice president of operations, Kelly Chiu, has been made the new head of marketing, and Dimitry Nazarchuk is the new full-stack developer.
Additionally, the role of developer advocate has gone to Kubilay Colak, Luka Arambasic has taken the technical account manager job, and Kaan Arslan will be the second technical accounts manager.
Resolution Games welcomes Tom Hall as its new senior creative director
VR and AR specialist Resolution Games has hired Tom Hall as its new senior creative director.
Hall has a career that has spanned 30 years. In that time, he has worked on a variety of popular franchises including Doom, Rise of the Triad, and Duke Nukem.
Check out a few select vacancies from our regularly updated jobs board:
Canadian developer Clipwire Games has certainly made a name for it with a catalogue of titles, including Solitaire Buddies, Word Buddies, and Bingo Story. The company posted a number of vacancies, such as:
UI Artist – Toronto, Canada
Senior 2D Artist – Toronto, Canada
A Thinking Ape
Winner of the 2018 award for Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture, indie developer A Thinking Ape is best known for Kingdom at War, Party in my Dorm, among others. The studio has a couple of posting for positions:
Senior Mobile Game Designer (Party in my Dorm) – Vancouver, Canada
Senior Mobile Game Designer (Kingdoms of Heckfire) – Vancouver, Canada