EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Hamburg
Location of affected unit(s): Hamburg


Sector: Information / communication
Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting activities
58.21 - Publishing of computer games
Number Employed: 800
Group: Bigpoint

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 80
Planned Job Reductions max: 80
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 23-10-2012

Additional Information

As announced on October 23, 2012 German game developer Bigpoint will cut 80 jobs at its site in Hamburg (Germany). This is due to an industry crisis and declining turnover.

Bigpoint is specialized in browser games and sells virtual goods. In total, Bigpoint employs about 800 people in Hamburg. US sites, such as San Francisco, are also affected. 40 jobs will be cut.