Unit 2 Games and Facebook Gaming

Unit 2 Games joins Facebook Gaming

Today is an extremely exciting day for Unit 2 Games and our whole team as we officially join the Facebook Gaming family!

As many of you know, our vision for Unit 2 Games and Crayta was to truly democratise game creation, empowering more people than ever before to make, play and share games, regardless of experience or background. This has been a long-held vision for most of our team and we’ve always believed in the importance of putting powerful creative expression into the hands of as many people as possible.

The Facebook Gaming team also shares those values and are every bit as excited as we are about the potential of this vision, and the talent and passion of our team. Joining forces allows us to unlock new opportunities and realise that potential to its very fullest. We can't wait to see where we can take things together.

But while we look towards a future of possibility, it’s also a time to reflect. We wouldn’t be here now without you, our earliest community. Your passion and loyalty from the moment we launched in July 2020 has blown us away. As the world struggled through a pandemic, you inspired us with the ways you used Crayta to come together to collaborate and share fun, unique and entertaining experiences. We’ve been honoured that you’ve chosen to spend time in our universe and we look forward to bringing you with us into the next stage too.

Above all though, I have to thank my incredible team here at U2G. Many of us have worked together for decades on a variety of projects that were all leading to this moment in different ways. Your belief and commitment has been humbling - I’m immensely proud of every single one of you and delighted that you can all share in this moment and enjoy the rewards of all your hard work.

So, what’s next?

Well, for now we’ll be carrying on just as normal. We’ll still be bringing incredible new content and features to the game (look out for our next Battle Pass season, Mechanical Revolution, coming on June 16th!), we’ll still be just as active on all our usual community channels, and the team here will remain unchanged while we plan for the future.

For you, our players and creators, this change will only serve to make your experience in Crayta better and better over the coming years. Our creators will begin to see more players in their games and more opportunities to learn from and collaborate with others, while our players will have even more games to play and enjoy, and more people to play with.

A final heartfelt thank you to everyone who has got us to this point. Here’s to the next exciting chapter in the Crayta adventure.

Richard Smithies, CEO, Unit 2 Games

4th June 2021

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Crayta key art, showing many types of building blocks, characters and environments
Group photo of the Unit 2 Games staff

Company Information

Unit 2 Games is an award-winning 40 person independent games studio based in Leamington Spa, UK.

We were formed in 2017 to create Crayta - our dream is to make game creation accessible to anyone and everyone.

To find out a little more about our vision, check out our blogs over on Medium.

Our Values

Our core values help us focus on what’s important within our team, to our players, and about the projects that we work on:

  • Create great experiences that players love
  • Act ethically to all and at all times
  • Make a positive difference
  • Put people first, not process
  • Communicate honestly and openly
  • Empower and support one another and our players
  • Have fun!

Inclusivity

We aim to build an inclusive and diverse development studio that creates experiences that are as accessible as possible to a wide variety of players and abilities.

We therefore strongly encourage applicants from backgrounds that aren’t always well-represented within the industry.

Vacancies

Interested in a job with us? Currently we are looking to fill the following positions:

Employee Benefits

In addition to your statutory employment rights to annual leave and a pension, we also offer the following benefits (click to expand for more details):

  • Flexible working hours
  • Our core hours are 9:30-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 Monday to Friday, you can work the rest of your contracted hours around these as you choose.
  • Relocation allowance & assistance
  • Depending on where you are moving from, we are often able to help with removal costs and finding a place to live nearby.
  • Interest free loans from the company
  • We understand that sometimes life hits you with unexpected expenses, and we don’t want you getting stressed out over it. We’re able to lend small amounts interest-free to help tide you over.
  • Paid overtime
  • We don’t do a lot of overtime as a company, but we value your time so work done outside core hours will always be compensated.
  • Private health cover
  • We currently use Vitality as our healthcare provider.
  • Standing desks and gym/health club contributions
  • We provide a £40 a month healthy living allowance which can be used for exercise classes, health club membership, gym equipment etc., and also provide standing desks to those who want them.
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • If you die, a lump sum death benefit multiple of your basic annual salary will be paid to your nominated beneficiaries.
  • Critical Illness and Income Protection Schemes
  • If you are diagnosed with a Critical Illness, you will receive a lump sum payment, which is a multiple of your basic annual salary. After a period of 13 weeks absence, you become eligible to receive 75% of basic pay (less any state benefit).
  • Subsidised Training
  • We want to encourage and help you with your continuous professional development, and will consider giving you financial assistance for training to broaden your skill-set in areas relevant to your job, and sometimes in other areas too.
  • Digital Allowance
  • We are first and foremost a games company, so everyone in the company receives an extra £30 per month (via payroll) to help them pay towards home broadband, mobile phone cost and games purchases.

Extra Stuff

We know that our strength as a company lies in our staff, so we want to make work a fun place to be!

Here are just a few of the things we do as a company:

  • Kitchen fully stocked with free food
  • Regular team lunches
  • Company-funded pub trips for milestone ends (or just because it's sunny!)
  • We are proud to support SpecialEffect, regularly taking part in their fundraising activities
  • Barbecues in the local park

In addition, there are plenty of lunchtime social activities organised by staff, including board games, a table tennis league and a running club.