Studio

Creating the best

Established in 1987, Creative Assembly is one of the oldest and largest games developers in Europe with 800 talented staff across 4 state-of-the-art studios in West Sussex, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria.

With quality and authenticity our goals, we devote ourselves to an exceptional level of detail within our games.

You’ll likely hear us talk about quality a lot (perhaps a little obsessively). It is important to us as a studio and it is one of the reasons we have garnered so many industry commendations over the years – from BAFTAs to Ivor Novellos. We owe this to our team of world-class, diverse and multi-national creatives, who unite to craft some of the most renowned and unique gaming experiences, giving players worlds in which to immerse themselves.

That is why Quality stands as one of our core values. But it is not just about quality and over the years what we value as a studio has developed as our team has grown. Alongside Quality, we are united through our shared values of Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust. 

We are recognised for our people-first culture, having extensive wellbeing, career development and diversity and inclusion initiatives, and an award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project.

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Everything we do is about Quality, from individual actions to final products, we take pride in the detail and authenticity of our creations.

We Focus on our strengths as a studio. Our teams might work across different projects, but our goals and vision should be clear for everyone.

We are a collective who thrive with Teamwork, empowering each other to succeed.

Respect at CA is given as a default, we respect each other as diverse and unique individuals, who come together to create games our players will love.

Alongside respect, we Trust each other, our teams and our leaders as experts of their craft. Everyone is given creative autonomy and freedom to make a real contribution to our projects and our legacy.

Spire Court

Our Studio HQ, situated between London and Brighton in the UK market town of Horsham; voted as one of the UK’s best places to live.

Spartan House

Home to many of our Total War teams, just across the bridge from our HQ in a state-of-the-art purpose-built studio.

Sofia

Home to CA Sofia, nestled below the idyllic Vitosha Mountain surrounded by an ancient capital in a new purpose-built state-of-the-art development studio.

SIERRA PLACE

Home to our brand new sci-fi shooter team, in a purpose-built state-of-the art studio.

Our games are created to give experiences that last and so is our approach to corporate social responsibility. Our shared studio commitment is to make a significant, lasting, and positive change within the world we aim to entertain. This is the goal of our award-winning Legacy Project.

We harness the power of games to leave a legacy through excellence in education and charity. From playground to industry, the Legacy Project works to give people from all backgrounds the skills and information to help them become the game development talent of tomorrow.

We recognise that education beyond Further Education in the UK is increasingly becoming a privilege; under-represented groups in the games industry such as Black and ethnic minorities are disproportionately impacted by education barriers. However, the desire of many young people to learn technology or STEAM related subjects is increasing. We want to help break down barriers to the industry, focusing on supporting under-represented and disadvantaged groups such as women, Black and ethnic minority communities, and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

We choose Legacy Project activities that our team care deeply about. Everyone at CA can become an Ambassador for us, to mentor and guide others who are passionate about joining our industry.

The Legacy Project is our ambition to provide a sustainable and valuable impact for future generations to come. We remember the beginning of our gaming journeys and want to help others realise theirs.

 

  • Over 150 of our staff are CA Ambassadors 
     
  • Our work has been awarded 2 industry Best Education Awards, a Corporate Social Responsibility Award, and is recognised as being best practice
     
  • We provide outreach work: visiting schools, providing expert-led talks, workshops and mentorship. We provide studio-based experiences and contribute to games education curriculums. 
     
  • Our focus is on schools and colleges in our local community, on establishments that we know have a high-quality bar with their curriculums, and on those who are actively working to address inequalities in society.
     
  • We work with partners including BAFTA, Women in Games, NextGen Skills Academy, Into Games, Pixelles, Ukie, Digital Schoolhouse, the East London Academy of Music and Arts (ELAM) and Teesside University to encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in games.