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Report: Motorsport Games employee threatens to leak source code for 4 games due to unpaid wages
Motorsport Games hasn’t paid salaries to its Russia-based development team for months. As a result, one of the employees reportedly decided to take more desperate action, threatening to leak the source code for several games online if the company continued not to pay wages.
Game Insight’s entity in Russia declared bankrupt, its leadership facing criminal charges
The Russian entity of mobile developer Game Insight has been officially declared bankrupt. In addition to that, a criminal case has been opened against its leadership, with the company owing millions to its former employees.
Panoramik, another Playrix-backed mobile studio, terminates cooperation with remote employees in Russia
Cyprus-based mobile developer Panoramik has announced the termination of cooperation with remote employees from Russia. The company won’t relocate people, but will continue to work with those who have already left the country.
Report: Playrix closes all offices in Russia and Belarus, relocating staff to other countries
Playrix has reportedly decided to completely leave Russia and Belarus, closing its offices in these countries. The mobile publisher, known for its Scapes franchise, will relocate the remaining staff to other countries.
Report: game companies use charter flights to evacuate their employees from Russia amid mobilization
Game companies have started to massively evacuate their employees from Russia in the wake of the declared mobilization. According to the latest reports, some studios use charter flights to take staff out of the country.
Report: up to 2500 Russian devs lost jobs over last month following mass layoffs at top game studios
Thousands of game developers based in Russia have lost their jobs over the last month, according to the latest report by Forbes Russia. This is a result of business liquidations and mass layoffs that have occurred at top studios, including MYTONA, Plarium, and Game Insight.
Russian mobile games market decreased by 84% in wake of global sanctions
Global sanctions have already started affecting different business areas in Russia, including the mobile games market. Here is how revenues of the highest-grossing mobile titles, as well as the whole market volume, decreased following the latest suspensions.
10% of G5 Entertainment’s staff in Ukraine and over 20% staff in Russia already left their countries
G5 has released a new statement, saying that its employees located in Ukraine and Russia are now leaving their countries. The company also condemned the actions of the Russian government, adding that it will stop distributing its games in the country.
Russian court labels Meta “extremist organization,” making all its business activities illegal
Russia has officially recognized Meta as an “extremist organization,” meaning that the company’s business and services are banned in the country. However, people will still be able to use Facebook and Instagram despite them being blocked.