German browser games operator Travian has laid off up to 60 employees due to "internal restructuring," according to a GamesIndustry International report – as reported by its German sister site. Multiple sources have confirmed the move with GII's German reporter during the Quo Vadis event, which is taking place this week in Berlin.
The company has also apparently put a hiring freeze in place for an undetermined amount of time. In early 2012 the company said that it employed roughly 230 people. At the time it had just acquired a majority stake in Cologne-based developer Bright Future.
The company operates a number of online game titles in Europe including Travian, Rail Nation, Goal Unlimited, and Miramagia.
We'll have more on this story as it develops.