Games developer and publisher Double Eleven have announced they have tripled the size of their team, having welcomed their 300th employee.

It’s a significant milestone for the company, as it had already doubled its staff throughout the pandemic and opened an additional studio in Kuala Lumpur.

The 300th employee is Katie Atkins, who joins the company as Operations Assistant from the British bank Santander.

Katie said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Double Eleven. My partner works here as a junior programmer, he’s been with the company for two years, and he’s often talking about how great it is, so I already knew it was an incredibly special place to work.

“My new role is different to my previous job, but Double Eleven recognised my previous skills and experience were exactly what they were looking for.”

Originally from London, Katie moved to Teesside a couple of years ago when the rest of her family relocated.

“Friends from London often ask me why I would want to move here, but I’m so glad I did. There are lots of opportunities, the scenery is fantastic, there is so much to do, and now I’m working for one of the world’s biggest games developers and publishers,” added Katie.

Double Eleven’s recent growth has resulted from recruiting world-class talent locally, nationally, and internationally from America, Japan, Europe, and many other countries. And the company has brought experience from outside the games industry to support its scale of growth.

Lee Hutchinson, founder and CEO of Double Eleven, said, “The scale and complexity of the projects we have been working on have resulted in us tripling the size of our team in the past 18 months, which is phenomenal.

We’ve achieved this growth because we actively recruit people who have the right capabilities and experience, regardless of their games sector experience.

With 300 employees, Double Eleven is now one of the top three independent games publishers and developers headquartered in the UK. Trusted with some of the world’s biggest IPs, it is currently collaborating on Minecraft Dungeons with Mojang Studios, Prison Architect with Paradox Interactive, and Fallout 76 with Bethesda Game Studios, as well as working on other unannounced projects for Switch, Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5.

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