About Us

Payload Studios is an award-winning, independent startup 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 25+ passionate developers (2018) with an even mix of new graduates and industry veterans, with a strong track record in PC, console and mobile.

TerraTech

Our main focus is TerraTech: a top-10 title on Steam which we publish ourselves and is going strong at 300,000 downloads and counting. 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 and XboxOne. 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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The Tentacle Zone

Tentacle Zone

Payload Studios also run the Tentacle Zone stand at games conventions up across the UK.

The Tentacle Zone offers indie developers an affordable way to show their games with full support from our friendly team and all artwork and equipment provided. Tentacle Zone has also expanded to include cohabiting workspace in our studio, we currently share our space with Robot Squid, a new start-up with some awesome veteran mobile developers, and Spilt Milk.

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Our Team

Russ Clarke

Russ Clarke

Founder & CEO
Vincent Scheurer

Vincent Scheurer

Founder & Director of Operations
Khally Saarman-Jones

Khally Saarman-Jones

Ops
Ben Burling

Ben Burling

Ops
Jason Howard

Jason Howard

Art
Rob Swinburn

Rob Swinburn

Art
Anton Korubov

Anton Korubov

Art
Nadim De Gouveia-Akhtar

Nadim De Gouveia-Akhtar

Art
Sai Wun Poon

Sai Wun Poon

Production
David Hodson

David Hodson

Production
Jamie Finch

Jamie Finch

Production
John Brewer

John Brewer

Code
Tom Beaumont

Tom Beaumont

Code
Django Verbant

Django Verbant

Code
James Flannery

James Flannery

Code
Simon Hobbs

Simon Hobbs

Code
Sam Dark

Sam Dark

Code
Kris Skellorn

Kris Skellorn

Design
Greg Moniz

Greg Moniz

Design
Adriano Rizzo

Adriano Rizzo

QA
Kae Cheung

Kae Cheung

QA
Sammi Luzon

Sammi Luzon

QA
Matt Guest

Matt Guest

Comms
Rob Kinder

Rob Kinder

Publishing
Press Kit

Press Kit

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

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