Life at Lab42 and living in Warwickshire

Lab42 are a highly versatile studio with experience across a huge mix of genres and platforms. We first opened our doors in January of 2015, and after enjoying five years of success, were thrilled to become a part of the Sumo Digital family in 2020.

Experienced with original IP, licensed titles and established franchises, our focus is to always deliver quality to our players and on being a trusted, reliable developer to our partners.

VISION AND LEADERSHIP

We're building a best in class, multi-disciplined studio. As a part of the Sumo Group we are focused on continuing to create and work on our own IP as well as being a reliable co-development partner to some of the industries biggest developers and publishers.


Ed Blincoe

Ed Blincoe

Studio Director

Loves: Adventure and 3rd person action games, Chinese food and the odd night out

Simon Humphreys

Simon Humphreys

Development Director

Loves: Roguelike's, boardgames, procedural content, artificial intelligence, SETI and true crime TV shows

Terry Goodwin

Terry Goodwin

Technical Director

Loves: FromSoftware action RPGs, miniature games consoles and a quiet night in

Kirsty Kirby

Kirsty Kirby

Operations Manager

Loves: Organising, entertaining and having a good old chat

SPECIALITY SERVICES


Quality, Budget and Schedule Focus

Focus on quality, budget and schedule whilst working hand-in-hand with internal and external publishing teams.

Marketing, Licensing and Biz Dev Support

We are a fully licensed console developer with 16 titles across all major platforms.


Cross Platform Delivery

Proven track record in full-scale development with the ability to deliver products across console, PC and mobile.

Diverse Genre Expertise

Expertise across a range of game genres with 20 titles developed across all major platforms.

CULTURE

At Lab42 we are all about maintaining a fun and relaxed working environment and putting our team members first. In fact, we were recently honoured to win a 2020 GI.biz Best Places To Work award!

While we give our team the autonomy and trust to take full ownership of their responsibilities, we always make sure someone is on hand to offer support and guidance if needed.

We believe learning never stops. Our team is offered regular learning and development days, plus everyone has access to internal resources and our social Dojo. We always offer the opportunity to exchange ideas and information irrespective of background, seniority and experience with like-minded professionals in the industry.

We're a social bunch and take every opportunity we can to hang out with each other, be that through games nights, pool tournaments, quizzes, board games, yoga or any other ideas you might have - we're always open to suggestions! Being a part of the Sumo Digital family also means we're invited to a ton of social events held throughout the year.

Lab42 team
Lab42 team members chatting

A TRUSTED PARTNER

We have experience across a broad range of genres and development engines. 

With an exceptional engineering team who bring experience of working directly on 20 titles across a mix of platforms, we are ideally set up to take on the responsibility of full SKU development, adaptations & ports from platform to platform and focused co-development, where our adaptable production techniques and processes enable us to dovetail with our partners.

LIFE IN LEAMINGTON

Our open-plan office is in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa, where the streets are paved with code. Leamington Spa is a thriving town with a lively game-development scene - in fact, it's home to one of the largest gaming clusters in the UK, so you'll be in good company!

There is so much to enjoy outside of the office, with numerous award-winning parks and gorgeous outdoor spaces to keep you busy. With plenty of independent bars, cafés, restaurants and shopping outlets, you'll find there's no shortage of places to eat, drink and be merry.

Being located in historical Warwickshire, we also have both Warwick and Kenilworth Castles on our doorstep, if heritage sites float your boat. Or you can ride in actual row boats down the River Leam, too! That's not to mention nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, home to the RSC Theatre and the birthplace of Shakespeare. If you're all about the city life instead, you'll be pleased to know bustling Birmingham City Centre is only a 30 minute train ride away.