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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Dawn Blake

Finance Manager

Rebekah Simpson

Operations Manager

Jessica Simard


Matthew Martin

Senior Producer Grade 2

Ralph Fulton

Chief Director

Sean Eyestone

Production Director

Scott Stephen

Principal Engineer

Sian Hanks


Studio Festivities!

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We’ve just held our annual Playground Games Festive Fun Day. In what has become a Playground tradition we dress the studio and invite the team and their families to celebrate the festive season. With the bar set high from last years inflatable grotto, complete with Santa and elves, the Operations Team excelled themselves and setup…


Gamasutra – Parallax window textures

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Gareth Harwood, Technical Art Director, at Playground recently spoke with Gamasutra about streaming in open-world games, highlighting  parallax textures in Forza Horizon 4. In the article Gareth goes into detail on how he and his team came up with a modular building solution to achieve a smaller memory footprint and how they implemented the parallax…


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