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. NINTENDO SWITCH

Spilt Milk Studios


We’re a multi-award-winning independent game developer based in London, UK with a focus on community, diversity and curiosity. We were founded in 2010 and have found success providing our expertise to clients such as roll 7, Iron Galaxy and Electric Square. We are very excited about our upcoming projects and our team of 14 (and growing) 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.

TERRATECH | PC, PS4, NINTENDO SWITCH, XBOX

Payload Studios

We’re an independent games studio founded in 2013 by Russ Clarke and Vincent Scheurer. We now have a team of 30+ working on our flagship game TerraTech and we also operate the Tentacle Zone. This allows us to work alongside like-minded peers and share knowledge and experience with other residents. We’re also passionate about promoting positive change within the industry and creating inclusive workspaces.

MULTIPLE TITLES

Marvelous

Marvelous Europe is the publisher behind MandragoraNova Antarctica and Ninja or Die and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., developer of the beloved Story of Seasons (known as Harvest Moon prior to 2013) and Rune Factory series.

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 | PC and Consoles#

Strelka Games

Strelka Games focuses on creating unique multiplayer experiences for PC and Consoles. We produced and published two games, Circle of Sumo (2018) and Circle of Sumo: Online Rumble! (PC&Switch 2020). We also published Red Rope: Don’t fall behind+ (Xbox, PS and Switch 2020) and Promesa (PC 2020).

The studio is currently working on Hell is Others, our most ambitious production so far! HIO is a survival horror, PVPVE, top-down shooter, in which you Hunt other players, gather blood and use it to fuel the economy of Century City. Your bullets’ plants would probably appreciate some too! You’re condemned to survive. If not, you’ll lose everything.

ONLINE DEVELOPERS TOOL

Ready Player Me

Ready Player Me provides developers with an easy-to-integrate character creator and developer tools to give their users highly-personalised characters to help increase retention and engagement. We are the world’s leading character creator platform used by 10,000+ developers

Hokko life |  PC, PS4,  ps5, NINTENDO SWITCH, XBOX

Gizmo Garden

Gizmo Garden is a super tiny independent developer based in London, formed by veteran developer Robert Tatnell. Bringing with him experience across multiple roles from companies such as PlayStation and Lionhead, Robert started Gizmo Garden in 2023 as a new venture after releasing his first solo project, the creative and cosy life-sim Hokko Life in 2022. Focusing on colourful, creative and non-violent games, Gizmo Garden intends to provide welcoming, bitesize and playful distractions from the stresses of daily life.

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.

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

Since joining Tentacle Zone, we’ve found an incredible blend of expert-led talks, top-notch facilities, and an engaging community that’s hard to come by. The weekly sessions with industry leaders have been eye-opening, providing us with insights and knowledge that are directly applicable to our work.
The workspace is exactly what a game development team needs—functional, well-equipped, and designed to foster creativity. But it’s the people that make Tentacle Zone stand out. The atmosphere of collaboration and shared passion for gaming has made it a breeding ground for innovation and friendships.
The social events are the cherry on top, offering fun and valuable networking opportunities that have helped us feel not just part of a workspace, but a vibrant community. Tentacle Zone isn’t just a place to work; it’s where we grow and connect, and we couldn’t ask for a better environment to thrive in.

Pietro De Grandi | FOUNDER & CEO, STRELKA GAMES

“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

Thinking of joining us? Fill in this form or drop us an email on workspace@tentacle.zone and we’ll answer all your tentacle-related questions!