Hunted Cow Games
Founded in 2003, Hunted Cow is a leading Scottish game studio known for developing ambitious and long-standing massive multiplayer and strategy titles. Over the years, we've welcomed more than seven million players across our various games on PC, Mac and mobile devices.
Hunted Cow is Founded
Andrew and Glenn founded Hunted Cow studios from a tiny office in Elgin, Scotland. Our first official game was CowPlay, a free multiplayer chess website.
Gothador & Sigmastorm
Our second online game - Gothador, a tile-based MMORPG featuring vampires, demons, and angels - goes live. A few short but successful months later, we followed up with Gothador's sci-fi sister, Sigma Storm.
With a team of six people and a growing player base, we launched a new sci-fi exploration adventure - Solar Fleet - and announced work on our first 3D game, then titled Gothic Ages. In December 2006, we launched our classic fantasy MMORPG, Fallen Sword.
Hunted Cow started as two friends working in a shoe-boxed sized office. Now, we are 38 people (and growing) and 8 nationalities strong, all of us dedicated to proving that small teams can make big games.
Some of us wear a full stack of different hats, while some of us prefer to hone a speciality. Whichever fits, we support and encourage each other in developing our skills, tackling creative and technical problems, and rising to the challenge of making the best possible games.
While we value structure and mentorship, we don't take hierarchy (or ourselves) too seriously. We aim for an open, constructive, and positive culture of feedback and knowledge-sharing.
Our always-optional team socials include game & movie nights, Warhammer painting, onesie days, life drawing, hiking, and eagerly planning barbeques only to be thwarted by Scottish summer. And of course, the classic Friday night out in the pub. We would have a Dungeons & Dragons squad, but none of our D&D players can get their schedules to align.
Our large studio is ideally located in the centre of Elgin. We have two spacious kitchens fully equipped with free coffee, tea, snacks and ice-cream - and where home-baked goods have been known to magically appear! We also have a small private gym, a pool room (table, not swimming - sorry, we're not that fancy!) and a cosy games room with Nintendo Switch, an assortment of board games, and a terrifyingly well-equipped Warhammer gaming setup.
Every month we run a Jam Friday, where everyone gets the chance to put their day-to-day work aside and focus on trying something different, whether that's building a new skill, trying out a different discipline, or teaming up with their colleagues for a mini game jam.
Elgin is the largest town in Moray Speyside. In the heart of whisky country, we are surrounded by beautiful countryside and are just a few miles from several stunning beaches, lochs, and walking trails. The historical town centre is home to several award-winning eateries and pubs (including some of the best coffee in Scotland).
Sitting directly on the A96, and on the main railway line between Inverness and Aberdeen, Elgin has good travel links to the rest of the country and is the perfect base for exploring the rest of Scotland.
We do know that we are quite a bit further north than most people expect! So for employees moving to the area, financial and logistical support are on hand.
Working at Hunted Cow
Joining us means joining a friendly, relaxed team who are big on creativity and collaboration.
Our vision is to create accessible, engaging games that are easy to pick up but reveal layers of depth and strategy for experienced players. With every new game, we take what we've learned from the last ones and aim to push the next one to be even better. We try to embody these values across all our projects, big or small, while ensuring we leave plenty of space for work-life balance, fun, and personal development.
Don't worry if you don't have a degree in game development. We'll take a strong portfolio, problem-solving skills, and enthusiasm to learn over a formal education any day.
33 days paid holiday (plus additional days depending on how long you've been with us)
Paid Sick Leave
Flexible working hours
Annual Bonus Scheme
Enhanced parental leave
We don't have any open vacancies at the moment. If you want to be the first to hear when we do, considering following us on any of our social media channels.