Our People

Lockwood Publishing calls on the talents of more than 200 dedicated and creative individuals to help build new worlds. We believe in championing talent and giving every team the support they need to produce award-winning work.

For more on Lockwood Publishing and just some of those that drive its success, click on the Q&As below. To join us, just hit the button.

What is your superpower?

Falling on my head during handstand inversions – works every single time

What does your role involve?

My role involves working with all departments, owning the strategical roadmap tailored by business goals and optimising the features once they are live.  

What first attracted you to LKWD?

Positivity and the good old British humour – could not stop laughing in my first call with them.

Has working at LKWD exceeded your expectations?

It has exceeded my expectations on professional and personal levels. Working within a large organisation where everybody tries their best to contribute and enjoy the experience helped overcoming the lockdown fatigue and mental challenges.

How did you find joining LKWD during a global pandemic?

Spending so much time with people I have not seen in real life yet is an interesting feeling.

How were you supported during your onboarding?

Fully supported – I work remotely from Germany and it couldn’t have been smoother. The paperwork, receiving the equipment and then the support from team members from all different departments all went great!

What are you most looking forward to when lockdown ends?

DANCING! Can’t wait for Sunday afternoon raves.

What is your superpower?

I see beauty in the quirky. Especially in people.

What does your role involve?

Making sure the player support department is running smoothly, which involves everything from the running of our Helpdesk, looking after the internal/external teams, and lots of data digging and reporting. In a nutshell, I’m responsible for making sure my department supports the product as best we can, and assisting our wonderful players that inhabit the Avakin world.

What first attracted you to LKWD?

I grew up playing simulation and social games, so I really wanted to work within a genre that I had a personal connection with. Lockwood also happened to be about 10 minutes from my home which was a very lucky coincidence! For my first role in the industry, I didn’t want to start off by being a small cog in a huge AAA company, so by joining a small studio this was an opportunity to have a big impact from the very start and it has worked out perfectly 😊.

Has working at LKWD exceeded your expectations?

Yes massively. When I joined, we were a tiny team all snug in the same room, and I love that Lockwood has grown to what it is now, to over 250 people. I’ve had the pleasure of being part of the growth of Lockwood, and back then I never expected the sheer amount of success that we would have. We will continue to grow and develop our product and I’m very excited to continue being a part of that journey. Also, I could not have predicted that I’d make some amazing friends along the way. Shout out to #TeamGirlSquad!

What was your first role at LKWD?

It’s a bit of a long-winded story, but the short version is:

I did some player testing back in 2010 when I was a student, before Avakin Life was published to the app stores. I followed Lockwood and Avakin’s progress as I pursued my degree, and after graduating I was referred to Lockwood by my tutor. I joined initially as a Community Assistant, which largely involved engaging with the players in-game and on social media.

How did you reach your current role?

After a few years as a Community Assistant, I was promoted to Player Support Supervisor as I naturally leaned towards the support side of my work. Then after another year, due to a department restructure, I was offered the opportunity to lead the new team.

How did LKWD support your career journey?

I’ve had lots of support along the way with great managers and mentors. I’ve always believed your colleagues should be your constant support network, as where there’s strong bonds, there’s strength in the team. Speaking from personal experience, Lockwood has facilitated my progression from an assistant to a lead with on-going management training, investing into employee wellbeing and providing flexibility when needed.