Humble Games, the game publishing division of the Humble group, has confirmed layoffs in a statement.
A post by a former employee on Linkedin referenced multiple layoffs at Humble, although at this time we still don’t know the number of people affected.
A few hours later the company issued a statement to Sports Illustrated’s video game division corroborating the information but without giving an idea of the scale of the layoffs:
“Yesterday was a difficult day for Humble Games and we can confirm that we had to say goodbye to our valued colleagues. Like many companies this year, we have suffered from trends that required this restructuring to ensure our long-term success.”
“We want to emphasize that all those affected by these changes are people with great talent and dedication who had a great impact [en la compañía]”.
“Humble Games remains focused and committed to working with incredible independent developers to bring their experiences to gamers around the world for years to come.”
Humble was born in 2010 as a website that raised funds for NGOs by selling bundles of indie games, opening its own store in 2013. It was bought by the IGN group in 2017. A few months before it had opened a publishing division that was behind the editing of Slay the Spire, Void Bastards or A Hat in Time; In 2020 it was relaunched under the name of Humble Games, a label that has published games such as Signalis, Stray Gods or Unpacking.
The layoffs at Humble Games have been announced on the same day that Digital Bros plans to lay off 30% of its staff and are part of a year in which companies such as Epic Games, Unity, Embracer, Bungie, SEGA, Take-Two, Team 17, Media Molecule, Microsoft and Ubisoft have laid off large numbers of workers.