Benefits and Perks

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. 

We know that a job is about more than just work, so we host regular socials and encourage staff clubs. Work-life balance is also super important to us, so we don’t crunch and offer a range of wellbeing support. 

The studio is based in vibrant Farringdon, Central London, which features good transport links, several local food markets and a range of interesting eateries. We offer hybrid working with an optional 3 days a week working from home. 

You can find out more about our growing benefits offering below and if you have any questions please get in touch – we’re always happy to chat!

+ Inclusion and Diversity

We value diversity within our team and are passionate about providing an inclusive workplace for all our Payloaders, as well as promoting inclusion and diversity within the wider games industry. You can read more about our inclusion-focused Game On and Tentacle Zone Incubator ventures below.

+ Learning and Knowledge Sharing

In addition to learning on the job, Payloaders are able to access training courses, workshops and the unique benefits of the Tentacle Zone. This includes exclusive talks and events, plus the chance to chat to (and learn from) the talented developers that form our supportive and growing community.

+ Mental Health Support

Supporting our Payloaders' wellbeing is a priority for us. All Payloaders have access to trained Mental Health First Aiders, an externally- run Employee Assistance Programme, as well as 2x Wellbeing Days. We also host regular Mental Health Chats to provide our team with a safe space to talk about mental health and to facilitate peer to peer support.

+ Family Friendly

To support Payloaders with families we offer a generous family policy which includes 8 weeks fully paid paternity leave and 24 weeks fully paid maternity leave. We also offer hybrid working options (which includes the option to work some days from home).

+ Holidays and Staff Socials

We know that taking holidays is important, so all Payloaders have at least 38 days off. This includes 25 days of annual leave, 8 UK bank holidays, 3 days when the studio closes between Christmas and new year, plus 2 Wellbeing Days. We also love to socialise and get to know our fellow Payloaders, so we host regular socials and staff clubs (featuring DnD, Film Club, Foodies and more).

+Additional Perks and Benefits

As part of our growing perks and benefits package we also offer a Cycle to Work Scheme, Eye Care Scheme, regular treats and rewards (we try to find the balance between healthy snacks and finding occasions to enjoy cake!), regular team socials, and discounts with local businesses.

London Games Community Hub

We regularly host free-to-attend virtual and in-person events for the wider games industry. When possible, we dedicate our ground floor to in-person panels, socials, roundtables and everything in between to support the UK indie community! In the past we have hosted events for Limit Break, PoC in Play, Out Making Games, Save Point, GamesAid and more. 

Our Ventures

Tentacle Zone

Created by Payload Studios, the Tentacle Zone is an expo stand, game focused co-working space and virtual incubator in the centre of London.


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

Game On

Game On is Payload Studios’ inclusion and diversity initiative.


Payload Studios supports and contributes to a number of charities, both directly through company contributions, as well as matching staff donations during certain events. 

Recent recipients include Special Effect, Movember, Save the Children, and the World Health Organisation.

We are members of:

Job Listings

Current opportunities to join the team are listed below. If you’d like more details about a role just click on the job title.

We are always interested to hear from talented people looking for a new challenge! If you don’t see the role for you feel free to send your CV to [email protected]. We’d love to hear why you’re interested in joining the Payload team.