Hands-On Mobile, the San Francisco-based mobile game maker known for Guitar Hero and Texas Hold ‘Em, confirmed today that it cut an undisclosed number of employees. CEO David White declined to say how many people were affected during the cuts, or how many employees the company will have going forward.
However, White was quick to explain that the cuts were made for different reasons than the ranks of other game makers that have trimmed their workforces recently. He said while most of the game makers are seeing revenues fall, that’s not true at Hands-On Mobile. Rather, White said they trimmed their workforce to more properly align itself with the size of the organization. For more than a year, the company has been working to spin-off its international divisions, and has successfully sold its European, Korean and Beijing offices. EA bought the company’s Korean business for $29 million in cash; Hands-On spun-off and invested in its European division; and the Beijing office was sold through a management buy-out.
White: “Globally, where we cease to have a presence anymore, we have no more revenues, but in markets where we continue to compete, we