Disruptor Beam hit with layoffs as company re-focuses its strategy
A number of game developers have reportedly been laid off from Star Trek Timelines and Game of War Ascent developer Disruptor Beam, according to postings on social media from affected devs.
At least 10 team members in various roles at the Massachusetts-based studio were hit by the layoffs, ranging from community and QA staff to the company’s CTO of four years.
The layoffs notably fall just over a month after the company launched The Walking Dead: March to War on mobile devices. Earlier in the year, Disruptor Beam closed an $8.5 million funding round during the development of March to War, roughly one year after the release Star Trek Timelines. At the time, the studio noted that it had been able to double its headcount in the year prior, based largely on the success of Timelines.