Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany, USA, Asia
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.21 - Publishing of computer games

100 - 600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 August 2016
Employment effect (start)
23 August 2016
Foreseen end date
30 September 2016


Hamburg based Goodgame Studios is set to reduce its workforce, as it moves away from making PC games into mobile and browser based strategy games. Initial announcements of 100 job cuts have been upgraded to 200-600, as the company moves to one campus and shuts down its PC game division. The move affects staff at its Hamburg premises, many recruited from overseas, and all staff hired within the last six months will be automatically let go. The company has seen a decline in its revenues over the last two years, precipitating this move to cut staffing expenditure. The reduction is expected to be completed by the end of September, and several employee assistance mechanisms have been put in place to assist the procedure, including reimbursing expats and a good voluntary redundancy package. 


  • 19 August 2016: abc news
  • 20 August 2016: Times of India
  • 23 August 2016: NDR.de


Eurofound (2016), Goodgame Studios, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 88379, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88379.