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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
You can see the full list of jobs here.
More job highlights
The jobs board list can be viewed in full here.
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