As an Associate Programmer you will have a desire to build a career in gaming, working with our team to develop skills and knowledge.


Third Kind Games, or TKG as we call it, is a growing, independent game developer based in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the heart of the UK games industry.


The founders of TKG have extensive experience in the development of critically acclaimed titles such as Guitar Hero Live and DiRT. TKG  was founded in 2016 in response to an industry which needed a fresh, agile approach to games development. In fact, our Founders built their careers at studios with Activision, Codemasters, Sony, Crytek and more.


TKG focuses on emerging technologies and greenfield projects, supported by a dynamic and creative team who are able to explore new ground in this ever-changing landscape. 


Our latest title in development is Blankos Block Party, a collectables game using blockchain technology, where the player can build their own worlds, create their own MMO gameplay, and blend their Blankos to create totally unique new characters.


We are always expanding and we are looking for others to join us as Third Kinders. 




Third Kinders are a diverse team of people. They are collaborative, high performers who embrace ideas and knowledge from everyone in the TKG family,  with the aim of developing and inspiring ourselves and our games. 


Work life balance and flexibility are very important to us and our team. We also actively encourage our teams to explore their creativity outside of work on their own projects.

  • Work with our team of programmers to support the design and implementation of our games

  • Contribute innovative ideas toward all aspects of the game’s production and development

  • Have the motivation to learn from your peers and grow your skill set

  • Knowledge in C# and C++ and a passion for good coding standards

  • Self-motivated with good debugging and strong communications skills

  • Good knowledge of Unity or Unreal

  • Passionate about making games and supporting our approach to emerging technologies and industry developments

  • You will be able to work alone or as part of a team, whilst knowing when to ask for advice from your colleagues

  • The ability to contribute to Scrum meetings, create innovative solutions for our games and help drive the development of the project and the team

  • Programming as part of your degree and also a personal interest in gaming

  • Knowledge of similar profile Game Engines 

  • Energetic and motivated

If you think this is the role for you please send us your CV and an introductory email, which helps us to get to know you better. We aim to respond to your application within 2 working days. 


Usually we will conduct a telephone interview, prior to any face to face or virtual interviews.


Royal Leamington Spa is a well known hub for game development in the UK. It has become known as Silicon Spa for its booming population of game developers and businesses, and it has a rich history in game development dating back over 30 years. It is a beautiful spa town with great shopping, dining, and recreational spaces, situated close to Warwick, Shakespeare’s Stratford, and the Cotswolds.


The company has recently moved to a charming new office located directly in the centre of Royal Leamington Spa, just a 1 minute walk from the shops and cafes.

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