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We’re Lockwood Publishing, leading independent developers and creators of Avakin Life. Founded by Joel Kemp and Halli Bjornsson in 2009, we began as a PlayStation developer and have evolved to become one the UK’s top mobile games developers. During our time at PlayStation Home, we were voted Best Community Developer six years in a row – a rewarding recognition from our users. Since then, we’ve grown organically, with our downloads and profits rapidly increasing month-on-month.

Our aim is to become the biggest social and mobile gaming company around – you can help. We’re looking for senior-level individuals to join our team in growing Avakin, developing UGC, and expanding onto multiple platforms. Our Headquarters are based in a comfortable, serviced office in central Nottingham. We appreciate a good work-life balance, so as well as flexible working hours, there’s a bar below our office to socialise with the team and unwind.

About

Proud to be Award-Winning

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Creative England Future Leaders - 2016 Creative England Future Leaders - 2016
TIGA Games Awards
Best Community Developer on Playstation Home Best Community Developer on Playstation Home For 6 Consectutive Years
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-drive 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
  • Flexible working hours
  • Staff social outings
  • Childcare vouchers and generous maternity scheme available
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Our Directors

Director

David Helgason

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

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.

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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Our Offices

Nottingham Office

Head Office – Nottingham

City Centre
  • 10 minute walk from train station
  • Located in the Creative Quarter in the heart of the City Centre
Leamington Spa Office

Leamington Spa

City Centre
  • 2 minute walk from the train station
  • Listed as the happiest place to live in the UK - UK 2017 Survey
Newcastle office

Newcastle

City Centre
  • 5 minute walk from Central Station
  • 2 minutes from Gray Street shops, restaurants and bars
Lithuania office

Lithuania

Vilnius
  • Just off the E272
  • Stunning shared office space near the centre of Vilnius