Jagex are leaders in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers. Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has more than 260million player accounts and is a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. We are expanding and extending our portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future. Jagex is a great place to work where we are famous for our parties, staff events and focus on wellbeing, we employ more than 400 people and growing at our Cambridge headquarters and are continually on the hunt for talented people to work across the studio in a wide variety of roles to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction. I have over ten years’ experience in HR, with my last three (and best three!) at Jagex having previously worked in media and digital marketing companies. I’m passionate about challenging our businesses to be stronger and better than ever, with a relentless focus on our people and players. Effective talent management and driving a high-performance culture through promoting the right behaviours is at the forefront of our mission. HR is not about checking through policies, procedures and process; we have so much more to offer, and this is something I’m able to achieve with the best-in-class team at Jagex! I’m experienced across the board in HR with real passion and drive for affecting continuous improvement at a speed and agility the games industry is built upon. In my role I am responsible for leading a talented HR Team to drive the People agenda, developing the strategic goals across HR the studio through HR Partnering and Learning Development as well as adding value to our business through our focus on wellbeing, employee engagement ensuring everything we do is aligned to the business values and strategies.
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Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
Develop is important – the networking is very important. And go to talks they’re inspiring and get your creative juices flowing, they can make you think and you’ll learn how other people do things.
Develop:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
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