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Who we are


Who are Code Wizards?  Good question!

Most importantly we're a "karma company" because we think it describes us well and is central to our outlook on the world.

Code Wizards are a bunch of people who love working together, creating things and working with clients and partners.  We're the kind of people that see a bucket of Lego and immediately jump in to start making things with it.

Formed in the mid 2000s we've been growing at a pace that allows us to expand while keeping our ethos and values.  We're small by consultancy terms but that enables us to be specialists and for everybody to work together well.  We never seem like a collection of individuals; we provide high performance and battle-hardened teams that work well together.

We're presently across three sites:

- HQ - Reading (Berkshire), England, UK - this is our main management centre and provides architecture and engineering expertise across all sectors including game tech, mobile, and esport tech 

- Code Wizards North - Elgin (Moray), Scotland, UK - this is our central gametech hub focussing on games and esport tech

- Code Wizards South - Christchurch (Canterbury), South Island, NZ - provides our games and game tech hub in the Pacific region

It's trite but we like to like our clients; we find that way we have a partnership and we achieve more so relationships are important to us.  We want clients who will work with us for many years so we understand each other and so we can have conversations with them.  Our best successes are our client's best successes and most of them are because of collaboration making a great idea even better.

Code Wizards & Multiplayer Wizards

We always want to do right by our clients and friends.  In the past we helped with all the development but, despite lots of people asking, we couldn't support a live service game 24/7.  That felt wrong so in 2023 we formed Multiplayer Wizards to fill that gap.



Our CEO Stuart, is a music, games and book loving ex-software engineer & architect who ensures he's hands on with clients daily to make sure we're doing the right things.

Stuart has 35 years of coding (he started at 12 but still retains the youthful look) and 20+ (and a few more..) years in the industry.  Starting with 8bit machines like the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 and everything from there on.

Outside of games he's worked with companies such as Universal Publishing Group, GAME Digital, and Belong helping them to marry tech to their business models and future needs.  

In 2022 he was voted Game Dev Hero by his game industry peers (and was shocked to win!) and is a member of BAFTA recognising his work in videogames and the arts.

Outside of work you'll find him playing games (go check out the games list on to find out what), reading, playing boardgames and occasionally venturing out to get Vitamin-D..

Martin, our CTO, is a games and sport (especially basketball) loving engineer. He leads the Code Wizards engine room ensuring our engineering teams are doing the right things and that Code Wizards are doing their best for customers, partners and friends.

Martin has over 25 years of commercial engineering experience and is a true technologist to his core. He boasts a wealth of industry expertise - covering a range of roles - from engineer right through to architect and specialises in enterprise grade application development, security and performance.

Martin created a scalable, testable and high performing architecture for a global SAS product that will be the foundation for the company for the foreseeable future. Secondarily to that he up-skilled members of the development team to use SOLID principles and modern design patterns with MVC. He was always approachable and made time to talk to other developers.

I don't think I have worked with another developer.that takes such professional pride in the quality of his work.

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Working In Partnership

We're up for (almost) anything.

We believe that life is better in co-op (and if we can't help then we probably know somebody else that we can direct you to).  Get in touch.