We are Playground Games

Playground Games is a AAA 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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Ole Groenbaek

Associate Lead Environment Artist

Anna Stone

HR Manager

Holly Davis


Matt Turner

Senior Cinematic Designer

Fraser Strachan

Senior Audio Designer

Scotty Brown

Principal Environment Artist

Samantha Hogg

Senior Concept Artist

Joe McKernan

Lead UI Artist


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We’re huge fans and supporters of the work of SpecialEffect, a charity who enable people with physical disabilities to play video games, and we’re delighted that they are including in Microsoft’s #GiveWithXbox campaign to raise up to a million dollars for charities this holiday season. The following video shows how SpecialEffect made it possible for…


Forza Horizon 4 – Community Update

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With now over 3.6million players, the success of Forza Horizon 4 has seen the community coming together to produce amazing races, photography and designs. The creativity levels have been raised yet again to show off the world’s fastest assets – and by that, we don’t just mean the sheep. It’s been wonderful to see all…


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