The Chinese Room is an award-winning game development studio based in Brighton, but working remotely across the United Kingdom. We released our first game, Dear Esther, in February 2012 to critical and popular acclaim. Dear Esther went on to win ten major awards in 2012 and was nominated for many more, including 5 BAFTAs.

We have just shipped Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, a sequel to the cult horror developed by Frictional Games. We acted as a third party developer in collaboration with Frictional to create this game. We are now working on our new game, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, an openworld, post-apocalyptic adventure to be released on Playstation 4.

The Chinese Room is a small studio with core values of passion and innovation. We love games and this drives every project we undertake.

Rich Court

Rich Court
Environment Artist

Andrew Crawshaw

Andrew Crawshaw
Lead Design

Jessica Curry

Jessica Curry
Director and Composer

Sindre Grønvoll

Sindre Grønvoll
Lead Artist

Adam Hay

Adam Hay
Audio Design

Brady Jones

Brady Jones
Environment Artist

Maarten de Meyer

Maarten de Meyer
Programmer

Dan Pinchbeck

Dan Pinchbeck
Creative Director

Tom Turner

Tom Turner
Studio Manager

James Watt

James Watt
VFX Artist

Stuart Yarham

Stuart Yarham
Lead Programmer