Makers of Avakin Life

Proud to Be Award-Winning

Creative England Future Leaders - 2016 Creative England Future Leaders - 2016
Playstation Award Best Community Developer on Playstation Home For 6 Consecutive Years
Monthly Users
4.5 Out of 5
45 Million+
Creators of Avakin

Live the Avakin Life

We’re the brains behind Avakin Life, a 3D virtual and social world for mobile. Create your own Avatar and interact with our huge, online community, or customise your own apartment and make new friends. Download today to bring our world into your mobile.

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Come Join Us

Help shape Avakin

Our vision is to make Avakin a collaborative, user-driven game that’s accessible to all. With a PC version coming soon, join our team to be a part of Avakin’s exciting journey. Some of the benefits of working here include:

  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Competitive salary
  • Staff social outings
  • Childcare vouchers and generous maternity scheme available
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Our Team's Thoughts

Working at Lockwood is challenging in all of the right ways. The continued growth of Avakin means I get to constantly evolve my skills while scaling the backend infrastructure. It’s a genuinely exciting environment with great people.

Alex Herington DevOps Engineer

One of my favourite things about working at Lockwood is being surrounded by a great team of creative, talented people. Everyone works together really well and we even get together to play video games after work!

Louise Roberts Retail Producer

Testing can be challenging; you must adapt quickly to solve problems in an environment that evolves rapidly, but working with the team to create a great end-user experience is very rewarding.

Lei Bridges QA Tester

Fashion-based job roles within the gaming industry are not at all common, so it is amazing to have such a niche position here at Lockwood. Reading all of the users' positive reactions/comments from each collection released is highly satisfying and rewarding.

Ria Barot Fashion Editor

More so than any previous company I’ve worked at, the team here feels like a true unit. Communication is very open within Lockwood, meaning everyone feels like they’re on the same page and working together towards a common goal. It really feels like Avakin’s continuing success is a shared success.

Mark Tully Principal Network Engineer

Our Directors

Halli Bjornsson
Co-founder and CEO

Halli Bjornsson

After helping set up Lockwood in 2009, director Halli now oversees the product and business development of the company.

Joel Kemp
Co-founder and Director

Joel Kemp

With an extensive career in the games industry, including working with PlayStation Home, Joel now manages the creative studio, employee development, and the growth of Lockwood’s team.


David Helgason

Technologist, founder of Unity, Director at Lockwood and a passionate entrepreneur. David is helping Lockwood innovate and build upon its rapid growth.

Karl Hilton
Board and Investor

Karl Hilton

Karl has over 20 years’ experience in the videogame industry and now supports the studio team, as well as Lockwood’s business development.

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