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38 Studios CEO and senior VP leave company amidst layoffs


Two senior 38 Studios execs leave troubled developer.

Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios is lighter at least two high level employees today, as CEO Jen MacLean and senior VP of product development John Blakely have left the struggling company.

The two execs indicated earlier today that they were no longer with 38 Studios via their respective LinkedIn profiles, a change spotted by WPRI. A person familiar with the situation tells Polygon that the profiles are indeed accurate and that the pair are no longer with the studio.

MacLean's profile indicates that she left 38 Studios officially as of March. She was reportedly on indefinite maternity leave, but has since indicated she's no longer with the game developer as CEO.

Blakely spent 9 years working at Sony Online Entertainment where he helped launch EverQuest II and DC Universe Online. After a brief stint at Zynga, he moved to 38 Studios but was only with the Rhode Island developer for five months.

Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee told reporters that he's doing everything he can to prevent the closure of 38 Studios, but that communicating with the developer has been "frustrating."

Gov. Chafee confirmed that 38 Studios had laid off employees this week.

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