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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.
Almost 7000 mobile apps removed from App Store in Russia since February 24
As the exodus of tech companies from Russia continues, global developers continue to suspend their operations in accordance with sanctions and in support of Ukraine. Almost 7000 apps have already been removed from the country’s App Store.
GSC Game World changes S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 subtitle, says it won’t sell game in Russia
Kyiv-based developer GSC Game World has shared two updates on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. First, it changed the game’s subtitle in accordance with Ukrainian language rules. Second, the studio decided to prohibit sales of the upcoming title in Russia.
Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia calls to recognize Meta as “extremist organization”
Following Meta’s decision to allow hate speech towards the Russian military on its platforms, the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office has called for a ban on Instagram, with the company being recognized as an “extremist organization.”