Lockwood specialises in social games, virtual worlds, and virtual items.

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Avakin Life

 Free to play 3D mobile app with a huge online virtual community.

Avakin Life

Imagine a virtual world where you, the user, are an integral part of its evolution.  Imagine a virtual world where you can meet and interact with countless individuals who share similar interests as you.  Imagine a virtual world you can access wherever you are.

Welcome then, to Avakin Life.

Avakin Crazy! ***** (5 Stars)

“This game is seriously good, I love how it’s so interactive and you can earn money by doing simple things. The apartment feature is great as it gives you free furniture and cheap ones as well. Social spots are good as well because every 24 hours you get a free gift. Deserves more then 5 stars!”

Awesome ***** (5 Stars)

“This is the best game ever, I have so much fun when I am playing this game, met some lovely people and it’s just awesome!”

Love it! ***** (5 Stars)

“Missed home so much and this has given me much happiness back haha! Keep the free content coming ;D”





Join us

Located in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, we offer great career prospects and are constantly on the look out for talented, ambitious and committed individuals.

Company Benefits

An extremely competitive quarterly bonus scheme which puts 50% of the incremental gain in profits into the bonus pot

Flexible working hours subject to core-hours attendance (10-4pm)

Quarterly staff social outings

Pension and Gym membership available


Lockwood Publishing is a leading cross platform developer producing entertainment software for the mobile and tablet market.

Halli Bjornsson

CEO and Founder

Halli oversees the product and business development for Lockwood Publishing.

Joel Kemp

Co-Founder and Company Director

Joel looks after the studio, employee development, and growing the Lockwood Team

Karl Hilton


Karl joined the board of Lockwood in 2015 and supports studio and business development

Lockwood Publishing was founded in 2009 by Halli Bjornsson and Joel Kemp to focus on content production for the Sony PlayStation Home virtual environment on PlayStation3.

PlayStation Home grew its user base to over 20 million subscribers and Lockwood became one of the premier developers for this platform, delivering game tie-in environments, promotional environments, stand-alone games and virtual items for PlayStation Home.

During the lifetime of PlayStation Home Lockwood was voted best developer, by users on PlayStation@Home, for 6 consecutive years.

Since it’s creation. Lockwood Publishing has developed 8 original games on PlayStation, iOS, Google Play, Amazon and web with millions of fans playing every month and millions of virtual items sold.

The company is now fully focused on the Free to Play business model on the mobile and tablet platforms with Avakin Life.


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Hamilton Court
Oakham Business Park
Mansfield, Nottingham
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