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The Tentacle Zone

The Tentacle Zone is a premium indie collective, created and curated by Payload Studios to help smaller developers reach huge audiences at game shows such as EGX Rezzed, EGX, and Insomnia. Payload Studios has also managed the free indie zone at Insomnia for the past year, taking away the colder shell-scheme look and replacing it with a fresher, more stand-out style.

We’ve hosted over 100 indie devs over four years, ranging from BAFTA-nominated studios to student start-ups. Some of the studios we’ve worked with include: FreeJam Games, Boneloaf, Bossa Studios, Spilt Milk and Psytec Games.

Why the tentacles, you ask? They’re pretty effective inflatable objects, always draw attention, and we think they make the stand look awesome. There may or may not be a head coming soon.

We also offer the Tentacle Workspace. Similar to the Tentacle Zone, this is a cohabiting work environment designed primarily for smaller indie devs. It offers fantastic facilities at a fraction of the cost of standard serviced offices.

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Tentacle Zone @ EGX 2019 Sign-ups Now Open

Sign-ups for this year’s Tentacle Zone @ EGX are now OPEN! Use the contact form here to provide a few details and we’ll be in touch to sort out...

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Tentacle Zone Workspace GameJam 2019

Over the last weekend, a group of highly talented programmers, designers, artists and composers teamed up to participate in the Tentacle Zone Workspace GameJam 2019. The chosen theme was...

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Tentacle Zone Indie Dev Party, Weds 3 April (part of the London Games Festival)

As part of the London Games Festival and ahead of Rezzed, Payload Studios is opening its doors for a party on Wednesday 3rd April! In the spirit of the Tentacle...

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