Tonic Games Group

As a development & publishing group, we develop new games, bring them to market, and invest in independent game developers globally.

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Passion for digital games and the way they bring people together binds more than 300 developers into a cohesive unit at Mediatonic, part of the Tonic Games Group. As it grows into one of the UK's biggest game developers, Mediatonic has now added a studio in Leamington Spa to its established bases in London, Brighton and Madrid and launched a new game, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, in November 2020.

With so many creative minds on board, staff need little prompting to stick to one company value: appreciate the weird and the wonderful. At the London headquarters, meeting rooms are dedicated to things that team members love – which has produced a karaoke room, a boardgames room and a pets' room (with pictures of employees' best friends on the wall).

Taking responsibility and giving responsibility is another of Mediatonic's values. The senior team, led by CEO Dave Bailey, puts trust in staff, allowing them to grow into their roles with a steady hand ready to guide them through the creative and technical challenges of making games that bring joy, with social networking at their core.

The CEO takes a strong interest in the team's mental health and assured employees it was “OK not to feel OK” at the height of the pandemic. Everyone was given £200 to spend on whatever they felt would enhance their home working environment, beyond the vital equipment provided. Colleagues had fun sharing their choices, from house plants to kitchen gadgets – and 100 pot noodles for instant lunches.

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Personal Growth

93% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Every second Wednesday, staff have the afternoon off to work on personal development projects alone or in groups. They show off their projects in a regular video series and monthly newsletter. Each employee also has £300 to spend on courses and resources on the online learning platform Learnably, launched in December 2020.

My Team

93% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

One of the lessons of lockdown was that the more people communicated outside their day job, the more productive collaborations they had on important projects. Mediatonic recognised its teams had different rhythms and stopped organising fun events such as quizzes and tea breaks in favour of empowering groups to host events of their own design.

Giving Something Back

93% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Mediatonic is a founding partner for Safe in Our World's new campaign, #LevelUpMentalHealth, which seeks to unite the gaming industry to support both players and developers who may be struggling silently with their mental health. The company has also set aside money to support two charities fighting racial inequality in the UK.

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