Having a development studio in Gateshead lets us compete for high-value projects without incurring the cost of a London-based development studio.
The three-hour short train journey means that our London-based team and clients frequently visit our Gateshead studio, and Newcastle International Airport makes it possible for global clients to visit us as well.
The North has relatively cheap living costs, whilst Newcastle is a highly desirable city to live in, which means that we never struggle to attract talent to the region.
In addition, the region has several universities, which provide a steady source of local talent. Around half of our employees are from the North or have attended universities in the region.
HammerheadVR was founded in 2014 and has grown to employ more than 25 specialist staff from a variety of backgrounds including games, film, VFX, digital and mobile industries.
The company specialises in developing virtual reality and augmented reality content for commercial clients and consumer markets.
It works with advertising agencies to develop event experiences and product demos.
HammerheadVR also works directly with clients to develop software products such as data visualisation. In addition, the business also develops its own IP including cinematic experiences and games released on PC, PlayStation and arcade formats.
HammerheadVR’s development studio is in Gateshead, with a sales office in London where it works mainly with market leading brands based in the capital.