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We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees are valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.

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Annual Team Building Day

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SpecialEffect charity support

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In early 2023 we opened the doors on the first floor to our extended office space!

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Back in March we celebrated 10 years of Sonic Dash with cake and champagne!

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We are thrilled to announce the sponsorship of a local youth football team

We believe in creating vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive spaces where everyone can thrive. We strive to foster a culture of creativity and innovation, where our teams can take calculated risks, experiment, and push boundaries.

We recognise that excellence comes from supporting and caring for each other, promoting kindness, empathy, and respect in all our interactions. We embrace diversity and cultivate an environment where every voice is heard, and everyone is celebrated regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or background.

Latest News

15th December 2023

Christmas - Heroes and Villains

The Welcombe Hotel was the stunning location for this year's Christmas party. With the theme "Heroes and Villains", the team showed their creative side by making a statement and arriving dressed as various characters.

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31st October 2023

HARDlight Halloween

This year we decided to change things up by hosting the first The Great HARDlight Halloween Bake Off. With our panel of 4 exclusive judges, they were presented with 6 dishes to rate on spookability and taste.

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19th July 2023

Team Build Day

Wednesday 19th July marked our first face-to-face Team Building Day in a few years, and we were determined to make it bigger than ever! Located in a Tudor-style building on 16-acres of ground, Woodland Grange proved to be the perfect and picturesque location for us to host our event.

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14th July 2023


Develop is an annual event down in Brighton where game developers, industry professionals and people who want to get into the industry can attend to expand their network, showcase their games and technology and learn about what's going on. 

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24th May 2023

SpecialEffect Golf Masters

We sent a team to represent HARDlight at the SpecialEffect Masters charity golf.

Former Rugby Union and Rugby League player, Scott Quinnell, was the sporting speaker for the event, alongside host Peter Scrivener.

The team contributed towards raising a whopping £40,000 for SpecialEffect!

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19th May 2023

SpecialEffect Birmingham Fives

On Friday 19th May, 7 of our team represented the studio by participating in the first ever SpecialEffect Game Industry 5's series.

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3rd April 2023

Hoppy Easter!

The Easter Bunny has been busy this week! They started off by handing out Easter Eggs to everyone on Monday and then hiding treats around the studio for everyone to find over the last few days.

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8th March 2023

International Women's Day

Today on International Women's Day, we want to take a moment to celebrate the amazing women in our studio.

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21st February 2023

Pancake Day 2023

No better way to start your day than with a stack of pancakes! We had a spread of scotch pancakes and sweet crepes for the team to decorate.

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13th December 2022

Christmas Festivities 2022

We warmed up our hands on a -2°C afternoon with some hot chocolates topped with whipped cream, marshmallows and mini candy canes.

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Life at HARDlight

As a studio we promote a diverse and inclusive environment that supports a positive and welcoming culture. Our aim is to build upon this through simple actions that will encourage everyone to be their whole self within the workplace. There is always more we can do in this area and HARDlight is committed to making our Studio a place where we value and celebrate all of our employees.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

We are actively working towards creating an environment where everyone, regardless of their gender, race, or background, can thrive and contribute their unique perspectives and talents. 

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We've got a jam-packed calendar of events through the year, varying from team building day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, gaming nights, charity pub quizzes and much more!

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Mental Health

Mental Health

As a studio, we aim to create a healthy and positive workplace environment that actively supports and promotes the mental wellbeing of all our employees.

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Here are a handful of the talented individuals that make up the HARDlight team.