Fill your vacancies with the best freelancers in the business.


Our straightforward, no-nonsense solution for contract hiring puts the power of a 10,000+ candidate network at your fingertips.

Find the best freelance, project, or interim cover candidates for short-term or specialist needs.

Exceptional talent that is available to start immediately

Lower-risk hiring can fill gaps while the right, permanent hire is employed

Help hire fully compliant people with all work laws and regulations

Adaptability to your financial situation – a perfect balance between emergency support and reasonable fees

A broad range of freelancers and contractors at your fingertips

this option if:

You are looking for senior talent to get a project or feature over the-line 

You want senior talent but aren't able to commit to a permanent hire  

You don't have a dedicated pool of contractors that you can call on for specific, time-limited projects

You are looking for someone to fill in for limited time off, such as maternity or paternity leave

You have a specialist skill set that is difficult to find on a perm-based profile

How do we
benefit your team?

We are not new to this; we’ve been growing the best and most exciting studios in the space for seven years! 

Expert Understanding
of the Industry

Specialist recruitment teams for each gaming discipline. Allowing our teams to build vast networks and strong relationships

Market Knowledge
and Insights

We base our conclusions on real-time industry insights. We adapt and evolve with your needs, helping build the right job descriptions and salary bandings for your roles.

Marketing and Social Media Campaigns

Build hype and global reach to your audience to support your brand’s presence and growth

Ears and eyes for unicorn talent 

We will be your ears and eyes in the industry. Giving you a platform in our client portfolio and constructive feedback on what people say about your team

Less risk

Contract work comes with less commitment and is perfect for teams that need temporary support   

Diligence and compliance

Hiring contractors without an external partner can become problematic if compliance processes are not followed. We offer comprehensive knowledge and due diligence across all hires

Here are our five steps to hiring great talent:

Here are our five steps
to hiring great talent:

Briefing call

Each studio is unique, as is our approach. We will delve into your hiring requirements and understand exactly what time of short-term hire would be best for your studio.

Go to Market

We will immediately go to our well-networked contractor pool and select profiles that would be an appropriate fit.

Only the best shall pass

As we value your team and candidates’ time, we ensure only the top profiles arrive at your doorstep, reducing frustration and improving processes across the board.


We will ensure that all candidates are fully compliant and have right-to-work, to ensure no blockers before their start date.

Feedback and Follow-Up

After the candidate’s offer has been accepted and they start with your studio, we have regular check-ins to learn and grow with you. 

What do people think about us?

Google Reviews

Alexandra Zühlke

Animation Director at Klang Games

The collaboration with Haptic Recruit was smooth, professional and just all-around coherent. For a job search I would immediately work together with them again. I especially liked the fact, that they listened to all my thoughts and communicated them to the client and vice versa. In addition, you have a good sense of which job posting matches most. Keep up the good work!

João Thiago Reigota

Principal Game Engineer at Gram Games

James Jarvis did an amazing job, sending me over just real good opportunities with good match and helping throughout the whole process. Definitely someone I would recommend to work with.

Jad Deeb

Senior Technical Artist at Omeda Studios

Ross at Haptic recruit is a positive-mentality no-bs legend that will keep it short and concise. Within an extremely busy schedule he snatched me, explained the entire project and studio, got me in an interview and an accepted offer above my requested salary within a week or so all while being the nicest person on earth. What are you waiting for? connect, get recruited by, or hire the man!

Leslie Stowe

Technical Shader II at Deck Nine Games

Great recruiters - helped me get a remote job. Good communication and kept me updated throughout the whole process

Lorenzo Vecchio

Gameplay Designer at Playground Games

I had the pleasure to have James reach out to me with the intent of putting forward an opportunity that didn't fit what I wanted my career path to be. However, he has been extremely professional and understanding, quickly trying to understand what that career trajectory I wanted was. Ultimately he kept in touch, forwarding to me what has ended up being a brilliant...

Neil McFarland

Co-CEO and Co-Founder at First Light Games

Haptic have consistently found us great candidates that have helped transform our business. Haptic take the time to understand our needs and help us plan sensibly for the future. They also prep all candidates really so we don't have wasted interviews. All in all an excellent recruiter I'm happy to reccomend.

Sandy Lockie

Design Director at Quell

James was genuinely fantastic throughout the recruitment process. When he approached me, I was impressed by his deep knowledge of Quell, my profile and the games industry as a whole. He was excellent at communicating updates even if the update was “there’s no update yet but will check back in later in the week”, I felt reassuringly ....

Joe Roe

Unity Developer at Moon Studios

Alex was an absolute pleasure to deal with. From the get go, he was keen to hear what my job interests and expectations were. He also had a very good understanding of game dev terminology and industry speak and was very clear about what he had as potential job matches. Within a couple of days he had me placed at interviews...

Vitor Rodrigues

Senior Game Engineer at Quell

James helped me not only to get an awesome role, but also to hire a really good candidate. He also provided very strong candidates for the role we had open and was always ready to provide good communication with the candidates.

Cristina Edreira

Marketing Manager at Quell

I recently had the pleasure of working with an them who helped me to find a job. They ware incredibly professional and knowledgeable and wworked to ensure I had the best job search experience possible. They took the time to get to know me and my career goals. They also followed up with me regularly to ensure I was on trac....

Miha Krajnc

Senior Game Engineer at First Light Games

Haptic Recruit helped me navigate through my recruitment / interview process, and were immensely helpful throughout it. Their approach is both personal and professional, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and their experience.

James McGuire

Senior QA Manager at Gram Games

Haptic were fantastic to work with, the communication between them and myself throughout the process was incredible. Available to every question, flexible and no nonsense in how they went about their business. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to find their next role. Special thanks to James Jarvis

Refer someone you know.

Do you know a fantastic profile for one of our open roles? Have you a superb lead in the industry that would love to work with us? Our Referral policy ensures that everyone wins. Feel free to contact us if you want to know more

Free Replacement Policy

In the exceedingly rare possibility that we might not be able to fulfil your expectations when selecting a candidate, no worries: we will provide you with a fresh, new profile free of charge.

Let’s work

Get in touch with us & let’s set up a call
to discuss about your hiring needs.