At Barnyard Games, our mission is simple – to be at the forefront of innovation in the rapidly expanding user-generated content (UGC) market within games.

Leveraging our extensive expertise, our dedicated team is pioneering the development and publishing of high-quality, fun, and social game experiences starting with the Unreal Editor in Fortnite (UEFN) platform.

Barnyard Games, co-founded by game industry veterans creating and leading renowned franchises like Borderlands and DC Universe Online, are at the forefront of innovation in the rapidly expanding user-generated content (UGC) market within games. Leveraging our extensive expertise, our team is dedicated to pioneering innovative, social gaming experiences on the cutting-edge Unreal Editor in Fortnite (UEFN). Barnyard Games is venture backed with seed financing.

Matthew ArmstrongHead of Creative VisionCo-Founder

Matthew started in games 20 years ago working on Team Fortress, moved to Gearbox Software, created the gameplay in Brothers in Arms, and created Borderlands. Named one of the top ten most influential game designers by Game Developer magazine in 2010. Matthew grew Borderlands to a franchise valued at over $1.5B.

John BlakelyChief Executive OfficerCo-Founder

John is a passionate gamer, systems engineer, team leader and product development executive with over 20 years of experience building highly motivated teams. John’s pioneering work in interactive entertainment products includes EverQuest 2, DC Universe Online and Sphero’s connected robot BB-8.

Mark CieslarHead of Product and TechnologyCo-Founder

Mark’s love of video games began with Pong, inspiring his programming career. Mark has led Unreal Engine programming teams for the last 17+ years including Technical Director for the simultaneously release of DC Universe Online on the PC and Console. He believes in “a game experience first” mentality to development and programming.

Christopher SturrChief Operating OfficerCo-Founder

Chris’ love of video games and ability to connect with developers has fueled his success in the interactive entertainment industry for over 20 years. His experience spans all aspects of publishing across well recognized brands such as PlayStation, THQ and Sony Online. Over his career he has shipped 28 games generating more than $1B in worldwide sales.

Welcome to Barnyard Games, a new breed of game creators, and we're on the lookout for extraordinary talent to join our lively crew! At Barnyard Games, we foster a creative and collaborative environment, pushing boundaries and turning ideas into reality. If you're ready to embrace a culture where pigs might fly and rubber chickens are fair game, fill out the application below and submit your resume, and let us know why you're the missing piece to our Barnyard Games family.

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