Our Mission “Making Games Better” means spending every day making things more streamlined, learning new skills and nurturing existing ones.
The studio was founded in Dundee, Scotland. A place historically known for its game industry talent. Dundee is host to a large, close-knit community of independent games developers and is home to the world-class games institution, Abertay University.
The city is the root of our knowledge and learning; it’s where creativity thrives and we have become an important part of Dundee’s gaming history.
We deploy ‘best practice’ throughout the business across recruitment, planning, and delivery in order to create sustainable growth, which is rare in our industry.
We are a people centric company that is dedicated to providing a safe, creative and collaborative environment that encourages personal growth
We are a diverse team of talented developers who have been working together since 2014. The team loves a good dinner and board game night. We even have our own Warhammer division! You’d normally find us working on exciting games, solving problems and eating biscuits. It all comes down to doing what we enjoy most, and for us that is making awesome games!
We empower our team by maintaining these six core values across all decisions we make.
Developing a creative and collaborative environment.
Fostering accountability and responsibility for the work we do.
Understanding reward and growth within the studio.
Applying quality thinking to everything we develop.
Embracing technology, innovation and improvement.
Our team are happy and motivated, we go the extra mile to support them inside and outside the office.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Stuart obtained a Masters Degree in Games Development from Abertay University – the top Games Development University In Europe as ranked by the Princeton Review.
As a Co-founder of Hyper Luminal, alongside Rob Madden, Stuart has confidently and consistently built a team and grown the business from a boot-strapped start-up, to a highly influential multi-million-pound venture.
Stuart’s focus on long term partnerships, repeat business and ambitious team growth has led Hyper Luminal to become one of Scotland’s fastest growing games development studios. The ethos of “Making Games Better” is the mentality behind the company Stuart has built. Professional growth, inclusivity, and sustainability fostered within the Studio are at the heart of the company’s team culture.
Stuart has set Hyper Luminal’s trajectory and continues to drive the company towards creative and commercial success.
Creative Director & Co-Founder
After obtaining his Masters Degree in Games Development from Abertay University, Rob teamed up with Stuart Martin to start their journey together building Hyper Luminal Games.
As the Studio’s Creative Director, Rob has been at the centre of the Studio’s internal IP development; leading the HLG team from ideation through to commercial release, across multiple platforms, territories, and partners.
Rob has always had a great love for building worlds and telling stories, and this passion has formed the basis for Hyper Luminal’s own Original IP development. Rob aspires to build accessible games that tell stories with sensitivity, surprising mechanics and standout aesthetics.
Sean is a former honours graduate and Alumni of Caledonian University and has enjoyed a successful career working in the private sector in primarily the leisure industry. He was a branch manager who became the CEO of the company, creating along the way the largest and most successful operator of its kind in the world.
He has successfully floated and run a plc, led two take privates and worked with two of the top private equity companies in Europe in 3i and Patron Capital.
He invests in early-stage businesses in technology and leisure and is excited at the opportunity to help scale up Hyper Luminal with the co-founders and the amazing team they have built.
He is also a trustee on the board of The Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk which is a charity that sits within the Hunter Foundation.
We came together because of our love of games and our passion for creating. We believe creative collaboration is the key to success.