WE ARE PAYLOAD STUDIOS

Payload Studios is an award-winning, independent games studio based in Farringdon, London.

We were founded in 2013 by Russ Clarke and Vincent Scheurer to make our flagship game, TerraTech. We’re now a team of 40+ passionate developers with an even mix of new graduates and industry veterans, with a strong track record in PC, console and mobile.

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OUR GAMES

TerraTech Worlds is our upcoming new game – a thrilling new open-world, PvE survival craft game set on distant alien planets. While it’s not a sequel to TerraTech, it is a spiritual successor, and we’re so excited to share it with our players!The release date is yet to be announced, but the game will be launched initially into Early Access with continued updates and support. We have big plans for TerraTech Worlds and we’re always looking for new talent to join us!

OUR GAMES

Our main focus is TerraTech: a top-10 title on Steam which we self publish and which over 1 million players have enjoyed. TerraTech was successfully Kickstarted in 2014 and went in to Steam Early Access shortly afterwards. It came out of Early Access in 2018 and was launched on PS4, XboxOne and Switch. We have ambitious plans for the TerraTech IP, going into new genres, platforms and territories, and we’re looking for outstanding game developers to join us and help make it happen.

We specialise in community-driven development. TerraTech is developed with our community having full transparency and direct involvement into what we’re working as early as possible and throughout. We constantly listen, discuss and present new work amongst our whole team and with our players. We’re built on the principle that everyone gets a say in how we make our games more awesome.

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PRESS KIT

For our full press kit, please click the button below to find logos, banners, social media links, downloads and articles.

WHAT WE GET UP TO

VENTURES

Payload Studios supports fellow independent developers through our Tentacle Zone Expo Stand and co-working space. We are passionate about championing global talent from underrepresented groups through our award-winning Tentacle Zone virtual incubator program.

The Tentacle Zone is a friendly and inclusive community with a workspace dedicated to the videogames industry. Whether you need a hot desk, permanent desk, private office or to host an event – please book a chat with us to find out more about the benefits of being a Tentacle Zone resident or hosting an event in our space

A 4 month virtual games incubator programme for global early stage developers from underrepresented groups.

By partnering with likeminded industry professionals, our aim is that this games incubator programme will be an opportunity to leverage our Tentacle Zone initiative to enact positive change within our studio and the wider industry.

The Tentacle Zone Expo Stand is a shared exhibition space for game developers and micropublishers, providing an all-in-one solution for attending major UK events, at an affordable cost.

At EGX 2022, the Tentacle Zone exclusively hosted single-spaces, in order for us to showcase as many great teams and games as possible.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Awards

Winner of Best New IP Award in 2014

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Winner of Best Action/Adventure Game Award in 2015

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Winner of TIGA Best Small Studio Award 2020

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Finalist for TIGA Diversity Award 2020

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Winner of TIGA Diversity Award 2021

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Winner of MCV’s IRL Diversity Champion Award

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Finalist for Develop: Star Awards 2021

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OUR TEAM:

We’re always looking for talented new teammates!

As a studio we’re committed to offering a welcoming, inclusive and rewarding place to work for everyone in our team. As a Payloader, you’ll have the chance to work with friendly and talented teammates, and be a part of the Tentacle Zone, our unique game developer-led community. 

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Russ Clarke

Founder & CEO

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Vincent Scheurer

Founder & Director of Operations

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Jason Howard

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David Wilson

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David Hodson

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Jamie Finch

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