An ambitious and experienced game development studio.


Original & licensed IP for some of the most recognisable brands in the world.

We develop across a range of genres on multiple platforms.

We combine free-to-play and console experience to create highly polished games.

Our Story

Founded in March 2017, Well Played Games is a small but experienced game development company based in Leamington Spa UK. We develop a wide variety of video games across a range of platforms.

We are an ambitious studio with a drive to create and support high quality serviced games. We believe that if we can create an awesome, supportive and empowering environment for our teams, then success will follow.

What We Believe

Have fun creating fun

We don’t just create great games, we foster a culture where great games are inevitable.

Make people awesome

With everything we do, our aim is to make our staff and our players feel awesome.

Ambitious

We foster an open, collaborative environment both internally and with our clients.

Clients

Games

Warhammer : Combat Cards

Choose your favourite army and enter Games Workshop’s iconic Warhammer 40,000 universe.  Build up a collection of Combat Cards, assemble a deck around your Warlord and take on your opponents in turn-based, tactical combat.

Warhammer : Combat Cards

Choose your favourite army and enter Games Workshop’s iconic Warhammer 40,000 universe.  Build up a collection of Combat Cards, assemble a deck around your Warlord and take on your opponents in turn-based, tactical combat.

UglyDolls : An Imperfect Adventure

We created the first videogame for this cult brand. Explore the world of UglyDolls in a relaxed and quirky, procedurally generated, multiplayer adventure.

Available on Xbox 1, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and PC.

UglyDolls : An Imperfect Adventure

We created the first videogame for this cult brand. Explore the world of UglyDolls in a relaxed and quirky, procedurally generated, multiplayer adventure.

Available on Xbox 1, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and PC.

Financial Football

Partnering with Visa and the National Football League (NFL), Financial Football teaches money management skills for students in a fast-paced, 3D, interactive game.

Financial Football

Partnering with Visa and the National Football League (NFL), Financial Football teaches money management skills for students in a fast-paced, 3D, interactive game.

Skysaga

SkySaga: Infinite Isles is a free-to-play sandbox massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

We were brought on board for our free-to-play experience and helped the developers in several key areas.

Skysaga

SkySaga: Infinite Isles is a free-to-play sandbox massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

We were brought on board for our free-to-play experience and helped the developers in several key areas.

Our Team

Though small, our team packs in over 150 years of game development experience. We all share a passion for video games and a desire to create amazing experiences for our players. We value individual skills, attitudes and experiences, with everyone bringing something exciting to the table.

We have a wide range of development backgrounds, including working with Rovio, Playground Games, Exient, Rebellion, Blitz Games, Codemasters, and Supercell.

Come Play

We continue to work across console and mobile, on licensed and original IP.  We can’t wait to see what the future brings and are hungry to work with great individuals.

We are about more than job titles and org charts. We believe the best ideas come from anywhere and anyone.

Senior Backend Developer

Well Played Games is an experienced and ambitious video game development company based in Leamington Spa, developing a wide variety of games across a range of platforms.
We are looking for an experienced Backend Developer to join our technical team as we begin our next phase of growth.

 

The Role
You will be responsible for the design and development of microservices to support new game features. You will also be involved in the rest of the team’s backend work by providing technical oversight, support and code review.
As an experienced backend developer, you will be encouraged to contribute to the analysis and pragmatic selection of technologies and paradigms we use, and to the overall quality, reliability, scalability, and performance of our online services.

 

Our Technology
At Well Played our technology strategy has been to focus on loosely-coupled microservices and established paradigms, in order to overcome the limitations of monolithic third party solutions and ‘home-rolled’ proprietary tech.
We believe strongly in using the right tool for the job, in not reinventing the wheel, and insatisfying a project’s requirements with reusable game-agnostic components.
We are not tied to any one specific technology or provider, and for our server infrastructure have leaned into Google Cloud Platform and Kubernetes for unlimited scalability.
Our backend infrastructure was built alongside development of Warhammer Combat Cards , a large-scale online mobile title. Our suite of microservices, written primarily in NodeJS and Golang, support the features and live operations of the game, as well as team workflow through automation and continuous integration. We are now iterating on the quality and performance of our server-side infrastructure and services, while extending to support new game features and future projects.

 

Your Experience

  • You must have extensive experience delivering backend services – through design,development, deployment, release, and servicing.
  • You must have a high level of skill in NodeJS or Go.
  • You should have experience working with cloud platforms, ideally Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform.
  • You would ideally have experience working with Linux containers, especially Docker and Kubernetes.
  • You should have a keen eye for deconstructing problems and an architectural mindset.
  • You must have a strong interest in trends and developments in cloud technology.
  • You must have excellent communication skills, especially with regard to collaborative
    technical design, knowledge sharing, and driving high standards.

 

 

Apply now

If you are interested in applying for the role, please email us your CV and portfolio.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact us

Well Played Games Ltd

128 Warwick Street
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 4QY, United Kingdom