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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Paul Timms

Lead IT Infrastructure Engineer

Gareth Harwood

Lead Technical Artist

Ben Thaker-Fell

Principal Game Designer

Matthew Piper

Design Assistant
Matthew Piper

Anna Samuel


Ben Tranter

Senior UI Artist

Dawn Blake

Finance Manager

Laura Gallus

Administration Manager

Tech Track 100

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The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 is a league table ranking Britain’s top 100 private tech companies with the fastest growing sales over their latest three years.   Playground Games have featured in 2016’s league table, ranked 96th, an incredible achievement considering we were only founded in 2010. We are one of two game…


#ForzaGo Competition!

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Following the runaway success of PokemonGo, Xbox UK mocked up what some of the upcoming Xbox releases might look like in ‘GO’ form. Intrigued, we encouraged adopting the #ForzaGo hashtag on Twitter. The aim is simple – see an amazing car, take a photo, and tweet it with a #ForzaGo hashtag. There have been some…


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