We are Playground Games

Playground Games is an independent game development studio. Established in 2010 by some of the most experienced and talented developers in the UK industry, our mission is to make genre-defining video games for a global audience. We’re proud to be the creator and developer of the award-winning Forza Horizon series.

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John Reitze

Senior VFX Artist

James Constable

QA Technician

Douglas Watson

Lead Audio Designer

Ben Knowles

Environment Artist

Michael Cameron


Don Arceta

Lead Environment Artist

Lukas Koelz

Lighting Artist

Samantha Hogg

Senior Concept Artist

Wolf Run 2017

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  Blood, sweat, mud and a lot of money raised for SpecialEffect! A week ago, on June 4th, twenty of the Playground team completed the Wolf Run on the Stanford Hall Estate in Leicestershire. The Wolf Run is a ten-kilometer course through dense woodland, along intricate trails, wading through rivers and swimming across lakes. This…


The Game Awards 2016

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One of the most prestigious awards within the video game industry, and hosted annually in Los Angeles, and this year we were nominated for the Best Sports / Racing Award. The awards took place last night and we are thrilled to have won, beating stiff competition from FIFA 17, NBA 2K17, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017…


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