In 2015 German video game company Goodgame Studios announced that they'd be carrying out large scale layoffs of 114 employees. The company characterized the cuts as a result of necessary restructuring to focus on mobile gaming, however suspicions have been raised as to the motivation for laying off 28 workers actively involved in attempts to form a workers council. This page documents the developments of that story.
- Matthew Handrahan on GamesIndustry.biz: Dec 14, 2015: Goodgame denies allegations of unfair dismissal
- Press release from Goodgame Studios, December 18, 2015: Statement of layoffs and works council
- Develop on August 19, 2016: Goodgame Studios restructure could see up to 100 jobs cut
- GamesIndustry.biz on August 22,2016: Goodgame Studios redundancies could hit 200 people
Pocket Gamer on September 15, 2016: Goodgame Studios bets on gacha-based Asian-style RPGs after restructuring