the studio


We work from a brand new, custom designed and open plan studio in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa – a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene. We’re a small, dedicated bunch with drive, passion and creativity. First and foremost Hardlight is known for bringing SEGA’s much loved blue mascot to the mobile domain, but we have much more up our sleeves to come.

Since formation, we are extremely proud of how our teams’ knowledge and expertise in developing for mobile platforms has grown.


We come from a variety of backgrounds in the games industry – some from console development, bringing their experience and effectively applying that to developing in the digital realm, others from mobile specific development, and even some talented new graduates we’ve been lucky enough
to find along the way.

Victoria Court
8 Dormer Place
Leamington Spa
CV32 5AE

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Since 2012, we have grown from an initial group of six, to a development team of over 35.

If you think you've got what it takes to join our team, we'd love to hear from you. Check out our vacancies below. Unfortunately, we aren't able to accept applications for Work Experience Placements, due to project demands.

Senior Designer

As Senior Designer, you will take responsibility for a broad range of systems within your title, and help contribute to new game design ideas in line with the Studio strategy. You’ll work with team members of all disciplines, as well as senior management, to ensure high quality end product.

UX Designer

This person is responsible for creating and maintaining the games user experience, Front-End, UI, Store, Game Offers and In-Game Advertising.  Candidates will also be assisting in the games user-interface and monetization design to help deliver the most appropriate user interface and best end-user experience.

Product Manager

As Product Manager, you will be accountable for the studio retention and monetisation strategy. You will be expected to be our expert in this field, delivering both excellent financial and fun user experience.

Monetisation Designer

We’re looking for a Monetisation specialist to come in and take charge of our Monetisation strategy and game economy tuning across all games. You will be expected to be our expert in this field, delivering both an excellent financial and fun user experience.

Live Operations Engineer

The Live Operations Engineer will be part of a team ensuring that Hardlight’s client/server based video games operate at the highest level across a player base of many millions. This role will work directly with the Development teams to install and publish game servers, analytics solutions, web dashboards & any other online systems to the live environment, whilst ensuring all live systems are in a healthy working state.

Senior Server Programmer

As a Senior Server Programmer you will be responsible for collecting server and client side requirements and develop server side technology that meets the needs of our current and future titles. You’ll be required to develop and communicate API protocols for server communication whilst designing and implementing scalable and parallel data storage solutions and features.

Senior Programmer

We are looking for experienced programmers to come & join our team in key positions. If you’re comfortable taking on a variety of challenges & can demonstrate passion for what you do, we would love to hear from you.


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Hardlight Studio

Victoria Court
8 Dormer Place
Leamington Spa
CV32 5AE

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