About Us


We’re proud of the fantastic partners we’ve had the opportunity to work with, from broadcasters and brands to entertainment and learning.

nickelodeon channel 4 dreamworks
bbc bitesize bbc hmv digital
british gas 7digital swapitshop
handbag getty images yahoo
sun microsystems itv uktv
epsrc cbbc national maritime museum
cineflix southbank centre inspired gaming group
wellcome trust gates foundation amplify
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Playniac is an award-winning games studio making “thinky” games for all platforms. We’ve been described as “innovative” and “different” by MCV magazine and been a TIGA Awards finalist for Best Small Studio in 2016 and 2017.

We’ve won two Serious Play Awards medals and have been finalists at Develop, Game Connection, Casual Connect, TIGA Awards (5 times), and IndieCade. We’ve been featured at IndieCade (3 years running), IndieCade East (2 years running), GameCity, Amaze, EGX Rezzed Leftfield Collection and at numerous other international festivals. We’ve been covered in print, online, in television media worldwide and even in UK Parliament. We’ve had industry support from NESTA, Adobe and Abertay Prototype Fund and are members of UKIE and TIGA.

We’ve written about game design in Develop magazine and spoken about it at conferences including Develop (Brighton), GDC Europe (Cologne), Eurogamer (London), X-Summit (Toronto), Game In The City (Amersfoort), BAFTA (London and Edinburgh), Edinburgh Interactive (video here), LFPUG (London), TIGA Casual Games (London), Mochi London, GDC (San Francisco), New York Film Academy and National Maritime Museum (Greenwich).