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Mobile Games Jobs Weekly: Sumo appoints Codemasters vet, Rovio looking for more hires, and Devolver acquires Serious Sam maker

The movers, shakers and job opportunities in mobile gaming

Mobile Games Jobs Weekly: Sumo appoints Codemasters vet, Rovio looking for more hires, and Devolver acquires Serious Sam maker

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 weekly article will be to compile all of the big job appointments and departures 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

Sumo Leamington appoints Codemasters veteran as technical director

Games developer Sumo Digital has hired Phil Hindle as technical director of its Leamington Spa studio.

Hindle has worked in the UK games industry since 1995, when he joined Codemasters as a programmer, before rising to the role of head of core technology.

AppsFlyer takes on Adam Smart as its new director of product for gaming

Mobile analytics firm AppsFlyer has hired Adam Smart to be its new director of product for gaming.

Based in the company's London office, Smart brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked for Product Madness as its head of operational platforms for over seven years.

Devolver Digital welcomes Fée Heyer as its new head of licensing

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout publisher Devolver Digital has hired Fée Heyer as its new head of licensing.

Over a career spanning 15 years, Heyer has picked up valuable experience having worked across various markets, including games, lifestyle and sports brands.


Devolver Digital picks up Serious Sam developer Croteam

US indie publisher Devolver Digital has bought the studio behind Serious Sam and The Talos Principle, Croteam.

The deal was announced in a post on the former's website, which positions the acquisition as the two companies getting married. No figure has been placed on the deal.

Alliance Entertainment acquires US games rental service GameFly

Alliance Entertainment has acquired US games rent-by-mail firm GameFly.

The rental service will continue to operate independently, however, Alliance CEO and co-owner Jeff Walker will take on those same roles for GameFly.

Jobs board

Check out a few select vacancies from our regularly updated jobs board:


Finnish developer Rovio currently has a number of open positions across various departments. The studio has been creating Angry Birds titles for over a decade now, with several games in soft launch including Angry Birds Legends and Hardhead Squad: MMO War.

Senior Sound Designer - Helsinki, Finland

Senior Performance Marketing Manager - Helsinki, Finland

Senior Visual Development Artist - Stockholm, Sweden

Data Analyst - Stockholm, Sweden

Producer - Copenhagen, Denmark

Performance Marketing Manager - Copenhagen, Denmark

You can see the full list of jobs here.

More job highlights

Mobile Marketing Lead (AppAgent) - Prague, Czech Republic

QA Lead in Gaming (GlobalStep) - Guilford, United Kingdom

Producer (Beamdog) - Edmonton, Canada

The jobs board list can be viewed in full here.

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Deputy Editor

Matthew Forde is the deputy editor at and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @MattForde64 talking about stats, data and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.


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