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 last week right here.
Got any jobs news you’d like to share? Contact PocketGamer.biz staff writer Matthew Forde at email@example.com.
Movers and Shakers
Rogue Games has added former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé as a strategic advisor as it continues its expansion into the console market.
French publishing giant Ubisoft has tapped Christophe Derennes to head up its Montreal studio.
Derennes is a 25-year veteran of the company who previously served as executive VP of production.
Marketing and advertising tech firm Entravision has hired Stephen Chung as its new chief revenue officer for its international digital business unit.
As part of his role, Chung will be responsible for team development and service quality, as well as oversee the growth of global programmatic and performance business sales.
The former head of Oculus' developer strategy team Anna Sweet has been appointed CEO of Bad Robot's games division.
Sweet will be trying to expand the company's games business, working alongside Bad Robot president Dave Barnoff.
Zynga has welcomed Noel Watson to its board of directors as an independent director.
With this new appointment, Watson becomes Zynga's ninth member on its board of directors, after previously acting as the chief accounting officer for TripAdvisor.
Mobile games publisher Tilting Point has acquired a number of free-to-play titles and assets from Playtech.
As part of the deal, Tilting Point will obtain the assets of FTX Games, the San Diego-based studio which published The Walking Dead: Free Casino Slots and Criminal Minds: The Mobile Game. On top of this, the firm will acquire Plamee Studios, best known for developing Narcos: Cartel Wars.
Israel-based games fund VGames has announced plans to invest $30 million in local studios with an eye to grow this to $40 million. The fund will be used primarily for studios in Israel and Eastern Europe.
Developer and publisher Huuuge Games has acquired Dutch advertising start-up Playable Platform.
The purchase gives the company 11 offices around the world, with an employee count of over 600.
Head-to-head sports games developer and publisher Nifty Games has formed a new development studio in Chicago, Illinois.
The US-based office will be led by David Michicich and serves as the company's first internal development studio.
Technology investor Animoca Brands has acquired casual social gaming platform GAMEE.
The Hong Kong-based company has paid €4 million ($4.5 million) for the platform in shares. However, there are additional earn-out payments of up to €1 million ($1.1 million) in either cash or shares.
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Got jobs news you’d like to share? Contact PocketGamer.biz staff writer Matthew Forde at firstname.lastname@example.org.