Beginning in 2009, Lockwood Publishing was the leading content developer on PlayStation Home, Sony’s ground-breaking social environment. The Nottingham based business switched its focus to creating its own social platform on mobile platforms in 2013. Its core product, Avakin Life – where people customise their avatars in a rich, virtual world – has reached over 2 million downloads a month with over 70 million active users.

Led by co-founder Halli Bjornsson, the company generated sales of over £18 million in 2018. The game is a global hit, with 95% of the company’s revenue coming from outside the UK, enjoying huge growth in the markets like North America, Brazil and Russia.

The company is continuing on its strong growth trend by expanding out of its Nottingham based studio into new locations including Newcastle, Lisbon and Lithuania.