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New Remote-First Gardens Studio Announced by Industry Veterans

A remote-first studio, Gardens is a new studio by Chris Bell (Journey), Lexie Dostal (Dustforce), Stephen Bell (Blaseball), and a talented team of developers behind such projects as Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank, and Skyrim.

Gardens was built on the initiative of growing a studio that is transparent, sustainable, inclusive, and empowering. The core mission of its team is to create vibrant online games that set out to foster meaningful multiplayer moments and relationships between players worldwide.

According to Co-Founder Chris Bell:

“With Gardens, we wanted to create a studio that cares as much about the health, happiness, and wellbeing of its team members as we do the craftsmanship of the games we create together. Our top priority is making sure our teammates enjoy their lives and are given the tools and resources to grow while creating compelling, well-crafted, thoughtful games that cultivate novel shared experiences between players online.”Chris Bell

Executive Producer Sarah Sands added:

“I decided to join Gardens after my first meeting with the founders. They’re such genuine and thoughtful leaders who understood all the reasons I left the games industry, and explained why and how they were going to do things differently at Gardens. I’m thankful everyday that I get to help build a studio that is focused as much on creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected as it is on creating amazing innovative games.”Sarah Sands

Gardens is currently hiring for positions like a 3D Artist, Animator, and Engineer roles; you can find the complete list of open positions on their Careers page here.

The studio offers competitive pay, equitable salaries across departments based on years of experience, mentorship, stock options, unlimited PTO, 35-hour work weeks, and robust benefits – including full medical and vision, dental, and 401k contributions.

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