A shift in focus often leads to a loss in personnel.
Sleepy Giant has laid off about 18 people about two weeks ago, bringing its total number of employees to around 50. The video game company created the Fofofum development tool and Giantbacked, which supports game makers with financing, marketing, and live game operations. Sleepy Giant has previously worked on high-profile games such as Elder Scrolls Online, Disney Infinity, and Skylanders.
According to Sleepy Giant, the layoffs are a result of ending projects. “Some of our projects like Disney Infinity, Elder’s Scrolls Online, and Robot’s Orcs Must Die 3 are coming to an end with regards to the technology side and as such we have let some people go that were on those teams two weeks ago, which was roughly 18 folks, but we are still employing a good healthy company of around 50 people,” Sleepy Giant told GamesBeat.
Sleepy Giant is working on a new transformative technology, which it says it will detail in the coming weeks.