Fruit Ninja developer Halfbrick Studios reportedly laid off over 30 people on Monday.
A report from CNET citing multiple sources claims Halfbrick cut its workforce by over half. Known best for free-to-play games like Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, the Australian studio was touted as one of mobile gaming’s earliest success stories but things have not been going so well over the last few years.
After large artist lay-offs in 2015 and the closing of its Sydney office in 2016, recent reports indicate that the company’s plan to create new IP is being scaled back. Instead the remaining staff will apparently focus on “maximising opportunities” for the company’s two most famous games.