3 members of the Hyper Luminal team are finalists for Game Dev Heroes 2022
Returning for its 5th year in 2022, the Game Dev Hero awards are a celebration of the people behind the scenes of the games industry.
Their aim is to raise awareness for the unsung heroes of the games industry and to have their contributions recognised, from brilliant developers and resourceful support staff, to inspiring management and positive role models.
From over 850 nominations across all disciplines in the games industry, 3 Hyper Luminal employees were chosen and progressed as finalists:
Rob Madden – Leadership Hero Award
Niamh Loughran – Production Hero Award
Hannah Park – QA Hero Award
Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of developers & games industry professionals, with winners revealed at the Game Dev Heroes awards ceremony at Develop:Brighton on the 12th July 2022.
Dundee games firm doubles staff as industry booms in Scotland
Games developer Hyper Luminal Games has gone from less than 20 staff to more than 50 in the last year.
The firm has also grown its revenue from under £1 million to over £3m this year.
Employment in the Scottish video games development industry grew 26% between April 2020 and December 2021, according to a new report by The Independent Game Developers’ Association (TIGA).
Chief executive and co-founder of Hyper Luminal Stuart Martin says the pandemic has fuelled the growth.
“Our funding bodies have typically performed well over the pandemic as people have been staying at home and playing lots of games,” he says.
“For us it’s been fantastic. We’ve been able to grow revenue, grow headcount and bring in new talent.”
“We started to increase the diversity of the team and brought in talent from further afield now that we’re open to remote working.”
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