Back in 2017 game makers Bruce Slater and Freddie Babord were ready to do something new. They realised there was powerful potential in taking an alternative approach to building and running a studio, where triple-A quality and ambition didn’t need to be separated from values of kindness, creativity, playfulness and authenticity. With that in mind, they decided to build Radical Forge, a creative safe haven that understands what a team needs to thrive.
The result? A studio with committed resilience to bullshit, a progressive attitude to games and the wider world, and a healthy disregard for the stale conventions of the industry’s past.
We’re all equals here. We’re not about separating senior leadership from frontline staff. We’re not about status or playing the rules. We’re not about putting on a front or pretending to be something we’re not. Building unforgettable gaming moments motivates us. Treating our team with kindness and generosity is an instinct and one that’s close to fucking essential to making brilliant, successful games.
And that’s exactly what we do. Our team of over 70 has constantly smashed it on our own games and codevelopment projects. And we aren’t going anywhere anytime soon!
We offer a safe-haven for your creativity, where you’ll be treated with fairness, respect and honesty. We take that shit really seriously. We’re transparent with all our staff about what we’re doing and where we’re going, and our leadership keep you in the loop.
We’re inclusive too. We’re devotedly LGBTQ+ and POC friendly, and we know the best teams are diverse ones where everyone feels accepted and supported.
Speaking of support, we’ve partnered with the mighty Safe in Our World to continuously educate our understanding of mental health so we can better serve our team. We also have trained mental health first aiders throughout the studio, and provide private healthcare that includes access to therapy and GPs.
KICK ASS BENEFITS
Open & Honest
We keep our employees in the loop every quarter about where we are heading as a studio and what's going on behind the scenes.
We offer flexible work hours with the option to work from home part-time or always.
Employee Health Benefits
We offer private healthcare, including a cash plan to help with day-to-day health costs such as dental, optical, physiotherapy, and more.
Every first Friday of the month, everyone is free to work on group projects, self-directed learning, research games, and share what they've learned.
Employees are able to claim back up to £50 a month for personal health and well-being costs. This includes gym and sports memberships.
We regularly have yoga and PT classes for all staff to get involved in. We also run online sessions for remote employees.
Paid Game Subscription Service
We reimburse our employees for a chosen game subscription service. This can be Switch Online, Xbox Game Pass, Prime Gaming, Apple Arcade or similar.
We sure as shit aren’t based in Beverly Hills… and we don’t care one bit. We’d feel awkward there anyway. And maybe get thrown out. Middlesbrough is our home; its university Teeside is where our founders studied and honed their craft. And whether you’re looking for live music, art, comedy, culture or sport, you’ll find it here. We’re surrounded by banging countryside, the sea is close, and we love to get amongst it. But – if you really need to – the train will have you in Newcastle, York, or even London in no time at all.
And we’re not corporate dinosaurs that harp on about how everyone has to always be in the office because that’s how it’s always been. The world’s moved on. We’re properly, proudly flexible when it comes to options like remote working and flexible hours, because we know work-life balance and productivity are two sides of the same coin.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer work experience. University placements are organised with the host university directly and advertised on the relevant university portals.
We also do not accept any unsolicited requests from 3rd party recruitment agencies.
All employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status or veteran status. We will also consider employment for qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.
Radical Forge acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We understand that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
We do not enter into business with any other organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to us in the pursuance of the provision of our services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. We strictly adhere to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the UK
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