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

The company 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.


Halli Bjornsson

AA Dip

Halli is the CEO of Lockwood Publishing. He has over 19 years experience working in the videogames industry, on both the development and publishing sides of the industry. Halli has worked on a broad variety games published by companies such as Sony, EA, Microsoft, Sega and others either as an artist or art director.  Halli oversees the product and business development for Lockwood Publishing.


Joel Kemp

MSc 3D Computer Aided Graphical Technology Apps. BA (Hons) Design

Joel is the Co-Founder and Company Director of Lockwood Publishing. Joel has been Lead Artist on high profile games such as MotoGP3, Curse and Battle Engine Aquilia and has extensive experience in the virtual world and mobile gaming sector.


Karl Hilton

MBA. MA Computer Visualisation & Animation Systems. BA(Hons) Architecture

Karl is a Company Director of Lockwood Publishing. Karl was one of the founders of Free Radical Design, which created the successful TimeSplitters franchise. He was the Managing Director for Crytek UK for 5 years. He joined the board of Lockwood in 2015 and is supporting studio and business development at Lockwood.