Ripstone x Elevator
At the cutting edge of game development, Elevator workspace tenant Ripstone is pushing the envelope creatively and technically with every game they make.
Marketing Manager, Jamie Brayshaw comments: “We’re always striving to be first and best, our games are built to be played and replayed forever, by millions of gamers. We have immense fun with every project and we excel at making exciting things happen. We also run our studios responsibly, with the welfare and the growth of our people at the centre of our decision making.
We’ve successfully launched 20 games to over 20 million players worldwide and have grown to be an established global games publisher. We work on exciting and unannounced IPs for the biggest brands and platforms in the world, including Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC and mobile.”
Innovation, passion, and creativity are abundant at Ripstone and it’s very inspiring to witness their success and growth. Now with 31 employees, the company has grown into their space at Elevator Studios over their eleven-year occupancy.
Jamie continues: “The price and ease of dealing with the landlord, CERT, have kept us at Elevator. During this time we’ve been surrounded by equally creative companies, some of which we’ve collaborated with, such as Good Up North, a 3D motion and graphic design business, and The Post House, who specialise in 3D character design. We have made some new friends at V-Time and Lucid Games too along the way.
Elevator has a truly creative atmosphere. The Baltic Social on the ground floor is the heart of the building, it brings people together from creative industries to unwind and it’s the place you will most likely find us for after work drinks or lunch. The service there is amazing and who can complain with the resident prices for food and drink right on our doorstep. We’ve also spotted some of our favourite Elevator Studio bands in there, The Red Rum Club, The Zutons and The Night Cafe, enjoying the scran.”
With so many unique businesses in the Baltic Triangle the area has transformed during Ripstone’s occupancy in the building. People, architecture, art and creativity have brought a fresh and exciting community spirit and life to the area.
“We love the vibrant street art throughout all of the Baltic Triangle, a specific favourite being the tiled banana next to the iconic Paul Kurtis Liver Building wings”, says Jamie.
“You’ll always find great hospitality in the Baltic Triangle. There’s loads of awesome coffee shops, our favourites being 92 Degrees or the Red Berry Club. Arcains is a three-story games arcade right on our doorstep and it’s right up our street, as is The Red Brick Market, it’s a secret treasure trove offering a huge selection of goods from around the globe.”
Expect great things to come from Ripstone, they have rightly been recognised as leaders in their field with nominations for the 2021 ‘Best Places to Work’ Games Industry Awards and the 2021 Telegraph ‘Best of British Businesses’.