Shiro Games

Shiro Games is an independent video game development studio based in Bordeaux, France. Our team is made of talented and passionate developers who strive for excellence and are brave enough to make bold decisions on a daily basis. We're always looking for more great people with good hearts, a will to take on any challenge and the ability to bring a new perspective that will make Shiro Games an even better studio.

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Why join us ?

The studio

  • Independent video game developer located in the heart of Bordeaux, founded in 2012 by industry veterans Sebastien Vidal and Nicolas Cannasse.
  • Our first game Evoland was released in 2013, the critically acclaimed sequel Evoland 2: A slight case of Spacetime continuum disorder followed soon after in 2015.
  • Popular Viking RTS Northgard entered early access in 2017 with its full release following in March 2018 has reached 2.5 million sales so far.
  • Cooperative roguelite action game Darksburg, launched in September 2020.
  • In 2021 we announced our new EA projects: the open world RPG Wartales and Dune: Spice Wars, which combines elements of 4X, RTS and grand strategy games.

Meet the team

Our team is made up of talented people from across the globe, we strive for excellence and are committed to bring our fantastic worlds to life! From the original 4 people team, many additions were made. Shiro Games is now a 48 people studio working on multiple projects. We’re always looking for the next talent to include in our family! If you want to go through our opened positions, here it is!

Of course, you can always send us your resume at

How we work

We hire people who are ready to be challenged every day. People who will make Shiro Games a better studio thanks to their talent, friendliness, openness and diversity. We never crunch, but we ask everyone to be involved in all aspects of the studio and chime in in any conversation. We work fast, we build our own tools and technologies and we create games we love and can be proud of.

Our publishing label

Shiro Unlimited benefits from the experience and skills Shiro has developed over the last 10 years, with the objective of carefully curating and publishing titles that Shiro themselves could have made and the clear goal of preserving the vision of their developers, whilst helping smaller teams achieve the best possible version of their projects. 

Egality Index 2022

Under the law for the freedom to choose one’s professional future, enacted on September 5, 2018, the video game development studio, Shiro Games, has published the results of its gender equality index.

For the year 2022, Shiro Games received an overall score of 75/100, broken down as follows:

  • “Pay gap” indicator: 29/40
  • “Individual salary increase gap” indicator: 35/35
  • “Salary increase after maternity leave” indicator: not calculable
  • “10+ highest salaries” indicator: 0/10

In accordance with applicable legislative and regulatory provisions, progress targets are set to improve Shiro Games’ score for each of the following indicators:

  • The pay gap
  • The number of employees of the underrepresented gender among the top ten highest salaries.

Gender diversity is an integral part of the studio’s development and culture.


The company received a score of 29/40 points on this indicator.

It should be noted that:

  • Given the lack of representation of women in the video game industry, women make up 20% of Shiro Games’ total workforce. Despite the efforts made by the studio, women are underrepresented in the company’s overall workforce, particularly in the socioeconomic category (CSP) “30 to 39 years old” for which the gap was observed.
  • For the “Engineer and Manager under 30” category, which includes the majority of the studio’s population, no gap was observed.

Pay equality is an essential component of any policy aimed at ensuring gender equality in the workplace. Therefore, Shiro Games has set several goals in this area for the 2023-2024 exercise to come closer to the 40 points by reducing the pay gap in favor of men.


Shiro Games will continue to pursue an active recruitment process to ensure a balanced representation of both genders in applications.

Equality of pay at recruitment

Shiro Games is committed to continuing to ensure pay equality between women and men at recruitment. Thus, any employee hired during the 2023-2024 exercise will receive compensation equal to that of another employee in the same position with equivalent professional experience.

Grouping method

The method of rating by socio-professional category (CSP) is not satisfactory. The studio’s objective is to develop a more appropriate rating method: to provide a distribution by position, defined by level or hierarchical coefficient according to the conventional classification or according to another job rating method in order to refine the analysis of pay gaps.

Access to professional training

Shiro Games will continue its training policy and will continue to ensure that everyone, regardless of their classification and gender, receives the necessary training to develop professional skills and adapt to studio developments.


The company aims to increase, as far as possible, the number of employees of the underrepresented gender in this index.

To this end, Shiro Games undertakes to:

  • Ensure equal treatment between women and men in terms of salary progression and internal promotion to positions of responsibility.
  • Ensure equal treatment of applications from both genders, particularly in the case of recruitment for management positions.


To ensure the effectiveness of this progress target plan, it will be published in accordance with applicable legislation. An assessment will be conducted each year with the new publication of the Gender Equality Index, and new objectives will be set if necessary.