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Mobile Dev Jam City Lays Off 17% Of Its Staff

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Jam City has reportedly laid off hundreds of employees today after mass layoffs affected up to 17 percent of its total staff.

According to a report from VentureBeat, between 150 and 200 employees have been let go across Jam City’s offices. However, Game Developer.com notes that most of the layoffs have hit Ludia, the Montreal-based mobile developer behind DC Heroes & Villains and Jurassic World Alive.

Jam City’s San Diego office is also reportedly more heavily affected. Jam City has additional offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Cedar Falls, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, and Toronto.

Related: From MySpace To Mobile Games: An Interview With Jam City CEO, Chris DeWolfe "In light of the challenging global economy and its impact on the gaming industry, Jam City has made the difficult decision to reduce the size of our team by about 17 percent," a spokesperson told VentureBeat. "In recent years, we have made a number of strategic acquisitions, and this move represents a right sizing of our work force to address redundancies associated with those transactions." Jam City purchased Ludia last September for $165 million.

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