In 1989, Aardvark Swift became the first ever recruitment agency dedicated to the video games industry. We recruit permanent, temporary and contract staff for developers, publishers and distributors of video games worldwide.


With roles in the industry being so specialized, it can be a struggle to fill positions with the perfect match. Our consultants are specialists in their own area of the games industry ranging from Graphics/Engine coders to Game Designers or Marketing. By remaining focused on a niche, our well connected experts are able to deliver the best candidates in the desired timeframe.

In 2014 we launched our international initiative Grads in Games, with the aim to improve the links between the UK games industry and academia. We provide resources and guidance designed to increase the employability of students and graduates.

Our showcase Grads in Games events are Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star – a series of critically acclaimed annual talent competitions, with challenges designed by games industry professionals. Everyone who takes part gains a unique experience of studio hiring processes, with the winners being given opportunities to work within leading UK studios.

We’ve stayed true to our Rotherham roots and stayed in the area throughout the decades we’ve been recruiting. That’s why we’re proud to be a Rotherham Pioneer and ensure that our home town attracts the investment, business and economy that it so rightfully deserves.