Orcs Must Die! Unchained developer, Robot Entertainment, has announced that it is undergoing restructuring that will result in over 30 employees being laid off. The company explains that two games were in development, but now that the company is only actively developing a single title, the move became necessary.
Robot Entertainment grew significantly while developing Orcs Must Die! Unchained. In January, we released Hero Academy 2 on mobile devices. And over the past 18 months, our studio has had two teams working on different projects.
Today, the company is making a strategic shift to focus on a single internal game project. Unfortunately, that means we need to resize our team to fit only one project. We’ve made the very difficult decision to let go of over 30 of our very talented and dedicated developers.
Our short term focus is on helping these great people find new opportunities. If your company is looking for talented game designers, programmers, artists, marketers, producers, and/or QA testers, please reach out to us at [email protected]
The coming days will be difficult as we say goodbye to friends and colleagues. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them all.
Robot will continue to operate Hero Academy 2 and Orcs Must Die! Unchained. And we will announce a new game soon. We are excited about the games we will make, and we look forward to sharing more about our future plans.
CEO, Robot Entertainment
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