This huge influx might degrade the community
Posted by fanzhou on November 20th, 2016
The company describes Turbulenz as an end-to-end game content creation, publishing and monetization platform for the web. It chose its Guildford location at the "center of UK game development, where it will remain and recruit from the local scene for the RS 07 Gold next five years.Nottingham-headquartered developer Monumental Games will see layoffs after an "unexpected" project cancellation -- as a publisher backs away from a deal with the studio, it says it can't avoid staff cuts.The company confirmed the news to UK trade site Develop, but would not specify how many employees are affected: "Due to an unexpected project cancellation Monumental has been forced to restructure its business which has resulted in a number of job losses," said the company in a statement. "The company is saddened by the cuts and will provide the necessary support to those affected through the change," it continued.
Monumental saw difficulties earlier this year, too. The Football Superstars developer lost a promised grant when it failed to hire the 22 staffers it was required to add in order to obtain it. As a result, the company had to close its Manchester offices. Monumental recently unveiled a new browser-based 3D MMO engine called Prime, which it hopes to introduce to At the Unite 10 conference in Montreal, CEO David Helgason announced upgrades for the company's Unity engine -- and a new initiative called Union, which will help developers reach devices that the tool couldn't access before.At the outset, Helgason gave some interesting stats: this year's Unite conference, the 4th, has 650 participants including Unity staffers and attendees. In the last year, since the company made its development tool free for commercial Buy Runescape Gold game development, its audience has increased 20 times -- from 13,000 to 260,000 developers. And while there was some concern from both Unity's side and existing users that this huge influx might degrade the community, it hasn't been the case, said Helgason. "
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