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Welcome to our new and improved regular article where we round-up the week’s big movers and shakers across the mobile games industry.

The focus of this regular article will be to compile all of the big job appointments, departures and studio moves in one easy to read place, alongside some standouts from our own jobs board and some useful articles for those job seeking at this time.

You can also catch up with all of the job news from our previous column right here.

Movers and Shakers

Kolibri Games hires Paul Le Bas as its new VP of marketing

Berlin-based mobile games developer Kolibri Games has hired Paul Le Bas to be its new vice president of marketing.

Le Bas previously worked for Webedia as a revenue manager for apps and games in February 2017.

Tappx’s headcount has grown by 60% since March 2020

Mobile ads solutions firm Tappx has experienced a 60 per cent increase in its workforce size since March 2020.

Overall, there have been 23 new hires and promotions at the company.

Studio news

Salesforce picks up Slack for $27.7 billion

US cloud-based software firm Salesforce has snapped up business communication platform Slack for almost $30 billion.

This is the biggest single acquisition that Salesforce has conducted in its 21-year history.

Phoenix Labs expands as it opens new studios in Montreal and Los Angeles

Garena-owned Phoenix Labs has expanded with new studios in Montreal and Los Angeles.

Alongside this, the Canadian developer has welcomed new teams to both its Vancouver and San Mateo locations.

Microsoft acquires esports events firm Smash.gg

Software and games giant Microsoft has acquired esports events platform company Smash.gg.

No details or figure has been put forward yet for the proposed purchase.

Jobs

Mediatonic

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout developer Mediatonic currently has a slew of jobs available, including art, design, QA, production and more.

3D Enviroment Artist – Royal Leamington Spa, UK

Game Designer (Mobile) – London, UK

Gameplay Network Programmer – Madrid, Spain

Data Scientist (Product and Analysis) – London, UK

PR Manager – Remote

Lead Game Developer (Tonic Games Group) – Remote

You can read the full list of vacancies available here.

Jobs Board highlights

Business Analyst (Huuuge Games) – Tel Aviv, Israel

Senior Software Engineer – Star Wars IP (BossAlien) – Brighton, UK

Head on over to our Jobs Board for the full list of roles now on offer.

If you have any jobs news you would like to share, please feel free to drop a mail to matthew.forde@steeelmedianetwork.com.



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