What is Run An Empire

Run An Empire is a location based smartphone strategy game for runners, joggers and walkers. Players capture territory in the real world by moving through it. Players are challenged to build the biggest empire and lead their people from the dawn of time into the space age.

Summary of the Role

Run An Empire is a small, indie studio based in central London. Our team is a mixture of designers and developers, currently focused on making iterative improvements to our live game. We’re always interested in applications from people looking to move into the games industry. Ideally you’re hungry to get involved in all aspects of a game studio, from development and user experience to community and testing. Below are a few examples of roles.

Relevant Interests

  • Quality Assurance – You’re highly organised, care about quality and have an eye for detail.
  • Community – You’re a great communicator and passionate about working with others.
  • Data – You’re into maths.
  • Art – You’re familiar with illustration tools and good at drawing.
  • Development – You’re familiar with some of our stack (Unity, NodeJs, Lambda, MySql, AWS).
  • User Acquisition – You know a bit about performance marketing.

Core Skills

  • Great communicator looking to make an impact on a recently released game
  • Organised worker with a high level of attention to detail
  • Experience working collaboratively with tools like Google Docs and Slack
  • Flexible and keen to learn a range of skills.
  • An interest in game design and mobile gaming
  • Comfortable working with new software – Zendesk, Analytics, App Platforms
  • Excited to work in a small, agile team
  • Being a runner is helpful but not essential


  • A fun & social working environment
  • Internship paid at London Living Wage
  • A supportive environment to grow your skills including budget for personal development.
  • The chance to help shape a business from a very early stage, and an opportunity to develop and learn new skills across various technologies and skill sets.
  • Studio based in Somerset House, central London at the heart of an artistic and creative hub called Makerversity (laser cutters! 3D Printers! Games Nights!)
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