tentaclezone residents

We are creating a world-class community of resident games studios to provide them with workspace in Central London, the best commercial opportunities, networking and knowledge to help scale their business.

tentaclezone residents

We are creating a world-class community of resident games studios to provide them with workspace in Central London, the best commercial opportunities, networking and knowledge to help scale their business.

Resident Benefits

The bond between residents is what makes our community unique – swapping connections, technical skills across domains and sharing business acumen through our weekly program of digital events has been central to the success of the space in the last year. Our residents help each other with recruitment and collaborate commercially. We also run virtual socials and have a thriving community on Slack to encourage building connections. We have a whole range of benefits (delivered virtually for now) available to start-up and scale-up developers looking to grow their business. 

Weekly Industry talks 

Networking

Social events 

Exclusive Resident Roundtables

Dedicated Slack channel for our residents

Access to our incubator programme

Access to desk space in our tentacle workspace

Investor & Publisher introductions

Our Resident Tentacles

Multipe Titles | PC

Spilt Milk Studios

We’re a tiny independent game developer consisting of Andrew J Smith (Design Director), Andrew Roper (Technical Director) and Nicholas Lovell (Non-Executive Director) – based in London, UK. We were founded in 2010, and are still here, still making games. We endeavour to support and celebrate this wonderful industry of ours in any way we can.

King of Crabs | iOS, Android, PC 

Robot Squid

Robot Squid is an independent games company that develops and publishes real-time multiplayer games across multiple platforms. Our mission is to create original games, offering unique experiences that are enjoyed by players from all over the world. We are a growing an ambitious team of passionate developers based in central London.

Unannounced Game | Mobile

Netspeak Games

Netspeak Games operates as a zero-crunch studio, a family-first attitude, and a relaxed working environment. At the heart of our business are our people, we have built a culture that celebrates diversity and community, whilst encouraging creativity and fun. We don’t have any office dogs yet. But our bodies & souls are ready for when one arrives!

De Mambo | Nintendo Switch

The Dangerous Kitchen

The Dangerous Kitchen is like that nostalgic, homemade dish you loved as a child. The one you rushed home from school for. The dish that even now, the thought of devouring it, melts your mind. Now imagine that dish was spiked with a ton of hot sauce. Yep, that’s us in a nutshell. We also make games, and are based in London, England.

Multipe Titles | PC

Spilt Milk Studios

We’re a tiny independent game developer consisting of Andrew J Smith (Design Director), Andrew Roper (Technical Director) and Nicholas Lovell (Non-Executive Director) – based in London, UK. We were founded in 2010, and are still here, still making games. We endeavour to support and celebrate this wonderful industry of ours in any way we can.

King of Crabs | iOS, Android, PC 

Robot Squid

Robot Squid is an independent games company that develops and publishes real-time multiplayer games across multiple platforms. Our mission is to create original games, offering unique experiences that are enjoyed by players from all over the world. We are a growing an ambitious team of passionate developers based in central London.

Unannounced Game | Mobile

Netspeak Games

Netspeak Games operates as a zero-crunch studio, a family-first attitude, and a relaxed working environment. At the heart of our business are our people, we have built a culture that celebrates diversity and community, whilst encouraging creativity and fun. We don’t have any office dogs yet. But our bodies & souls are ready for when one arrives!

De Mambo | Nintendo Switch

The Dangerous Kitchen

The Dangerous Kitchen is like that nostalgic, homemade dish you loved as a child. The one you rushed home from school for. The dish that even now, the thought of devouring it, melts your mind. Now imagine that dish was spiked with a ton of hot sauce. Yep, that’s us in a nutshell. We also make games, and are based in London, England.

Multiple titles

Marvelous

Marvelous Games is the European arm of Marvelous Inc. a publicly listed entertainment company based in Tokyo. Marvelous is both a game developer and publisher with our popular PC and console titles including Story of Seasons and Rune Factory, in addition to third-party acquisitions such as Granblue Fantasy Versus and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.

unannounced game | pc

Cute Newt

Cute Newt is a brand new video game company based in London, England and was founded in late 2017 by George Wyman. We’re a small team of three and aim to create high quality indie games for everyone, while having fun making them! We plan to update the site later with a proper blog and more functionality to help us communicate about the game we are making. So come back later and check for updates or follow us on Twitter. 🙂

Marketing tech tool

actioncy

We founded actioncy to make your marketing more agile, efficient and impactful. We know the problems today’s marketers face: unsafe brand environments, turf wars, ad fraud, and hyper-targeting. All things that come at the cost of reach, optimism and impact. It is time to do better. We’re focused on empowering marketers and makers to harness a richer marketing mix, work with trusted partners, grow their businesses and deliver results.

Multiple titles

Marvelous

Marvelous Games is the European arm of Marvelous Inc. a publicly listed entertainment company based in Tokyo. Marvelous is both a game developer and publisher with our popular PC and console titles including Story of Seasons and Rune Factory, in addition to third-party acquisitions such as Granblue Fantasy Versus and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.

unannounced game | pc

Cute Newt

Cute Newt is a brand new video game company based in London, England and was founded in late 2017 by George Wyman. We’re a small team of three and aim to create high quality indie games for everyone, while having fun making them! We plan to update the site later with a proper blog and more functionality to help us communicate about the game we are making. So come back later and check for updates or follow us on Twitter. 🙂

Marketing tech tool

actioncy

We founded actioncy to make your marketing more agile, efficient and impactful. We know the problems today’s marketers face: unsafe brand environments, turf wars, ad fraud, and hyper-targeting. All things that come at the cost of reach, optimism and impact. It is time to do better. We’re focused on empowering marketers and makers to harness a richer marketing mix, work with trusted partners, grow their businesses and deliver results.

What our residents are saying

“When we at Cute Newt joined Tentacle Zone it was easy. We’re a small start-up and we’ve found the environment amazing and filled with like minded, helpful, and engaging people. It’s the best office experience that I’ve had, and even during the corona-virus crisis they’ve delivered continual online opportunities and events. It really is a great place for anyone from our industry and I’d highly recommend anyone or any business looking for a place to settle to come to the Tentacle Zone!”

George Wyman | Founder, Cute Newt

“As long time exhibitors at the Tentacle Zone stand, we jumped at the chance to be a part of Payload’s Tentacle Zone workspace! As always the team is welcoming, fun and full of all the knowledge you’ll ever need! We were their first resident hot deskers and they really helped us manage our game development practically. As a tiny, but diverse team, we fit in perfectly to their little community and can only thank them for all the support we’ve received, in particular, their sweet, sweet coffee…”

Lucy Dove | co-director & designer, The Dangerous Kitchen

“We’ve been part of the Tentacle Zone of quite some time now. We are huge fans of building a community of game developers.. and the Tentacle Zone has been just the most perfect realisation of that dream for us. From the talks and expertise they bring in on a regular basis across everything really from how to’s with excel to unconscious bias workshops and everything in between, it’s helped us grow in a way we never could’ve on our own.”

Andrew Smith | CEO and Co-Founder, Spilt Milk Studios

“When we at Cute Newt joined Tentacle Zone it was easy. We’re a small start-up and we’ve found the environment amazing and filled with like minded, helpful, and engaging people. It’s the best office experience that I’ve had, and even during the corona-virus crisis they’ve delivered continual online opportunities and events. It really is a great place for anyone from our industry and I’d highly recommend anyone or any business looking for a place to settle to come to the Tentacle Zone!”

George Wyman | Founder, Cute Newt

“As long time exhibitors at the Tentacle Zone stand, we jumped at the chance to be a part of Payload’s Tentacle Zone workspace! As always the team is welcoming, fun and full of all the knowledge you’ll ever need! We were their first resident hot deskers and they really helped us manage our game development practically. As a tiny, but diverse team, we fit in perfectly to their little community and can only thank them for all the support we’ve received, in particular, their sweet, sweet coffee…”

Lucy Dove | co-director & designer, The Dangerous Kitchen

“We’ve been part of the Tentacle Zone of quite some time now. We are huge fans of building a community of game developers.. and the Tentacle Zone has been just the most perfect realisation of that dream for us. From the talks and expertise they bring in on a regular basis across everything really from how to’s with excel to unconscious bias workshops and everything in between, it’s helped us grow in a way we never could’ve on our own.”

Andrew Smith | CEO and Co-Founder, Spilt Milk Studios

Speak to our team

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