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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Douglas Watson

Lead Audio Designer

Don Arceta

Lead Environment Artist

Jonathan Rowe

Art Director

Matthew Martin

Senior Producer

Michael Cameron


Ben Thaker-Fell

Lead Game Designer

David Waby

Lead Engineer

Andy Sage

Lead Engineer

Christmas Giving

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Christmas is a time for giving and this year Playground has focused on three worthy causes to support.   Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal The Salvation Army has run their Christmas Present Appeal for many years benefiting millions of children and young people. We amassed quite a collection of toys to be donated to the…


Best Place to Work in the UK games industry

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We are officially the best place to work in the UK games industry! Gamesindustry.biz presented the inaugural awards at EGX 2017 following submissions from over 60 companies in the games industry. To enter the awards applicants were required to complete an extensive employers survey looking at everything from pay, benefits holiday, diversity, growth and more;…


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