When Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios cut their entire staff yesterday it shocked the entire industry. That is over 400 jobs that were lost in a single day in the games industry all because of bad management. In this economy no market is certain and the future of these talented developers was uncertain. As the media began reporting on the events of the layoffs, companies around the industry took to social media websites to express their interest in hiring game designers. Under the #38Jobs hashtag on Twitter, a bevvy of studios expressed their interest in hiring.
A call for jobs is out in the world. Talented designers need only check this Google document to find a list of companies hiring. There is a place to work out in the world in your field of choice.
When 38 studios closed the door, the games industry opened up a heck of a lot of windows.