The Chinese Room is an award-winning game development studio based in Brighton, with some of our team 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.

In 2013, we shipped Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, a sequel to the horror classic developed by Frictional Games. We acted as a third party developer in collaboration with Frictional to create this game. Amnesia has become a cult title, and also gathered international acclaim and a string of award nominations. 

We are currently working on Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, an openworld, post-apocalyptic adventure to be released on Playstation 4. We're making this with Sony Santa Monica, and recently showed at E3, where the game was nominated for Best in Show by IGN and Gamespot. 

The Chinese Room is a small studio with core values of passion and innovation. For us, it's about the sense of being in the world that is unique to games. There's nothing like that sense of discovery, immersion, wonder. We want to use this amazing medium to tell great stories and explore incredible new worlds. Basically, we love games and this drives every project we undertake.


Rich Court  Environment Artist

Rich Court 
Environment Artist

Andrew Crawshaw  Lead Design

Andrew Crawshaw 
Lead Design

Jessica Curry  Director and Composer

Jessica Curry 
Director and Composer

Alex Grahame Junior Environment Artist

Alex Grahame
Junior Environment Artist

Sindre Grønvoll  Lead Artist

Sindre Grønvoll 
Lead Artist

Adam Hay  Audio Design

Adam Hay 
Audio Design

Ben Jane Art Director

Ben Jane
Art Director

Brady Jones  Environment Artist

Brady Jones 
Environment Artist

Hector Mateo Junior Environment Artist

Hector Mateo
Junior Environment Artist

Maarten de Meyer  Programmer

Maarten de Meyer 
Programmer

Dan Pinchbeck  Creative Director

Dan Pinchbeck 
Creative Director

Stephanie Rickwood
Administrator

Tom Turner  Studio Manager

Tom Turner 
Studio Manager

James Watt  Senior VFX Artist

James Watt 
Senior VFX Artist

Stuart Yarham  Lead Programmer

Stuart Yarham 
Lead Programmer