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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Lee Niven

Principal Level Designer

Scott Stephen

Principal Engineer

Simon Gibson

Principal Vehicle Artist

Pavan Plaha

Character Artist

Paul Timms

Lead IT Infrastructure Engineer

Matt Hampton

Senior Engineer

George Ilenei

Senior Engineer

Lukas Koelz

Lighting Artist

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…


TIGA Awards 2016

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TIGA are a network representing the game development and digital publishing industries of which Playground has been a keen supporter for a number of years. Last week was the annual TIGA Awards ceremony held at Christ Church Spitalfields in London. This is the fifth year of the awards and whilst Forza Horizon 3 was released…


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