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Layoffs hit Hibernum Creations as dev downsizes to 'key personnel'

The Canadian studio Hibernum Creations has laid off the majority of its staff, over 100 employees, as the mobile game developer begins the process of selling off its assets.

Alissa McAloon

August 16, 2017

1 Min Read

The Canadian game studio Hibernum Creations has laid off the majority of its staff, over 100 employees, as the mobile game developer begins the process of selling off its assets.

Hibernum confirmed the layoffs to GamesIndustry.biz earlier today, stating that “the company is currently going through a transitional period where it has begun to sell its assets to various potential partners.”

"Our hearts go out to all our dedicated employees and their families during this transitional phase. Key personnel that remain will make all efforts to keep as many projects alive and as many personnel employed as we find permanent homes for our existing projects.”

Hibernum Creations set up shop in 2004 has since created a number of games for both mobile and console, including Beauty and the Beast: Perfect Match, Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest, and Fruit Ninja Kinect 2.

In addition to its own projects, Hibernum has also provided additional development services for games like Insomniac Games' Song of the Deep and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

As always, if you or someone you know has been affected by these layoffs, you can email Gamasutra to share your story confidentially. 

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Alissa McAloon

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As the Publisher of Game Developer, Alissa McAloon brings a decade of experience in the video game industry and media. When not working in the world of B2B game journalism, Alissa enjoys spending her time in the worlds of immersive sandbox games or dabbling in the occasional TTRPG.

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