Magna Ludum Creatives

External development network of artists and developers uniquely built to support indie to AA developers globally since 2017.

Our mission is to merge the benefits of hiring contractors and outsourcing studios into a single model for game development teams craving flexible efficiency and superior quality.

Concept & Design

Production art

Marketing content

co-development

Studio Leadership

Max Louis

Studio Director

Janin Rosales

Senior Production Supervisor

Rob Munday

3D Animation Lead

Andres Prados

3D Character Lead

Rhianna Ford

Head of Brand

Hannah George

Marketing & Business Development Lead

in a nutshell

We are seasoned artists, designers and engineers

Providing production and art services to hundreds of game studios since 2017.

Affordable

We’re a remote network of talent with lower overheads than our competitors. This means better prices for you!

Check out our price list (on request)

Flexible

Hire and manage talent with ease – no minimum order and unlimited revisions with our beyond-industry-standard flexibility.

No minimum order, unlimited revisions, transparent pricing

Authentic

No compromise on deliverable and service quality. No egos here, we’re naturally authentic and innately want you to be happy with everything produced.

Totally independent. Over 85 5-star independent reviews

Collaborative

Work directly with your MLC team within our Discord or your own Slack/Teams channels. Projects are better with open collaboration.

Chat directly with our artists with direct integration in your tool stack

What we stand for

Passion for games, passion for art, passion for life. These ingredients define what it means to be at MLC.

Being wholly remote, autonomy and self-sufficiency is a fundamental component of MLC, cultivating a culture of innovation and adaptability.

We uplift one another and prioritise encouragement, embodying our dedication to a supportive, thriving culture.

In everything we create and deliver. What we do is our bread and butter, and we are motivated to generate outcomes that inspire pride.

The key that unlocks our renowned excellence. Collaboration amongst each other and with studios is what we’re really hot on (and really good at).

MLC Established
MLC was founded by Max Louis at age 18 to create a space where clients and artists collaborate together with a structured pipeline and proper processes. At the time it was a pioneering effort and the remote-first strategy turned out to be a winning decision.
First Employee
Hiring the first employee is always a giant leap and it was no less for MLC. We were ever expanding by growing from a five-figure to a six-figure business in just two years. The hardest part of our growth at this stage was with getting known in the industry with our small network and client list.
Rebrand and Refocus
We knew it was time to use our growth to establish a solid foundation for long-term success. We rebranded with a not just a new look, but a new name, moving from Max Louis Creative to Magna Ludum Creatives. This would prove to set us off!
Studio Expansion
We hired our second employee in September 2021 and by mid 2022 we had over 12 full time members of staff. Growth was huge this year with 163% growth in 2022 alone thanks to huge investment into the games industry coupled with our ever improving services and artist network.
Co-Development
Launch of co-development with new partners. Players Attic, to bring Wild Yonder to life.
Fast Growth Trajectory
We quickly grew in 2022 to bring on more retainer clients, work on some incredible projects and grow our artist network to over 150 talented artists
Games Industry Setbacks
With the wave of game cancellations, layoffs and investors slowing down, the whole industry saw a hiatus of growth that would affect many studios, MLC included. We worked hard to push through it and stand loyal together as a team and minimise the impact as much as possible on our network and staff.
The Strong Return
After a record for new project starts at MLC in January 2024, March saw more records being broken and growth sky rocketing for the first quarter of 2024. With many projects MLC had worked on over the past 2 years finally releasing, we were ecstatic to share our work on titles like Lord of The Rings: Return to Moria and Knights In Tight Spaces.
Engineering Introduced
Full engineering support introduced through a partnership built over many years with Matrioshaka Games. MLC has grown from an art network to a full development house building games for both clients and our own IP.
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How to work with MLC

Use our help to build a team that suits your talent requirements and budget. Work with a single artist on a small brief, or 20+ artists with exclusivity retainers. We’re flexible.

“I’m on a mission to make MLC the best place to work in the industry and empower artists to be their most creative and productive.”

Max Louis – Studio Director

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Vetted Artists

Every MLC artist undergoes a 2-3 month vetting process, hired on both skill and ethics 

HIRE

Your Artists

Use our help building your perfect artist team for your game art style, to ensure you have the best fit

Collab

Together

Communicate directly with your game artists in Discord, supported by your MLC producer

Our MLC Artist DNA

You’ll collaborate with our artists who are from Indie, AAA and everything in between

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