Work at Payload Studios

We are an award-winning, independent startup based in King's Cross, London - veteran developers with a strong track record in PC, console and mobile.

Our main focus is TerraTech: a top-10 Early Access title on Steam which is going strong at 250,000 downloads and counting. We have ambitious plans for the TerraTech IP, going into new genres, platforms and territories, and we're looking for outstanding game developers to join us and help make it happen.

We are a tight and highly-motivated family of developers, and we specialise in community-driven development, with full transparency and direct player involvement in the evolution of our games. If you would like to join us for the long haul, and play a big role in small team, get in touch today!


We are now hiring for the following positions...


Senior Game Programmer

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Programmer to work on the game TerraTech.

Our ideal candidate is a versatile programmer who can work across all areas of the codebase. The role involves working closely with the entire team to create entertaining gameplay systems, provide designer support, and improve the entire user experience, reporting to the Lead Programmer. They should be enthusiastic about helping to deliver the highest quality networked, physics based, sandbox game possible. 

Candidates should have:

  • At least 5 years professional game programming experience
  • Full command of C#
  • Good physics & maths
  • Detailed knowledge of Unity, including editor scripting
  • At least 1 shipped game on Unity

Candidates would also preferably have:

  • Experience with network programming, physics, graphics and/or AI
  • Good C++, also knowledge of scripting languages like Python, bash

We are offering paid positions with a stake in the future success of the studio. Salary and job title negotiable depending on experience. 


If you're interested in applying for one of the above roles, email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]