Paladin Studios is going to lay off fourteen employees and ‘a number’ of employees with a temporary contract will not receive a contract extension. The studio from The Hague says it is forced to do so. The studio currently has about sixty employees.
Founder Derk de Geus and CEO Kay Gruenwaldt write that Paladin Studios will soon be completing a major project and that no new project has yet been won. The executives say that the studio has grown considerably in recent years and has therefore been able to take on larger projects. In order to survive, the studio now has to reorganize and downsize.
The studio says it will support workers who are laid off in looking for a new job. Paladin wants to become a leaner and more agile company in the future. The studio says it “believes” in the games it is currently developing and says it will announce more about them soon.
Paladin Studios was founded in 2005 and mainly makes smartphone games and online games. The studio’s names include My Tamagotchi Forever, Stormbound, Amazing Katamari Damacy, Galaga Wars, Nikko RC Racer and Enercities.
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