According to an anonymous source, Humble Bundle has decided to lay off 12 people last week as a result of the company’s overly ambitious expansion. This means that about 20 percent of the company’s staff members have lost their jobs, and these include people in the communications, business development, creative and engineering departments. The news was confirmed by John Graham, Humble Bundle’s co-founder, as he stated the following:
“Unfortunately, last week Humble Bundle was forced to let go of some of our employees. Despite strong revenue, and our community surpassing $65 million raised for charity to date, our past hiring was too ambitious and we had to make a hard call last week.”
In case you’re not familiar with the service, Humble Bundle is a digital storefront for video games that sends a part of its income to charity. The service allows buyers to choose how much money from their purchase should go to the developers, to charity and ultimately to Humble Bundle. This has proven to be a successful system, at least at first, but it looks like Humble Indie Bundle sales have declined over the last few years, with the latest Humble Indie Bundle 15 selling no more than 137,000 units so far. That’s not too much considering that the first packages have sold more than 300,000 copies each.
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