Christmas Giving

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…

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Leamington Spa – The happiest place in the UK

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A recent survey by Rightmove has found that Royal Leamington Spa is the happiest place in the UK. Is that because Playground Games is located here? Leamington Spa has also been listed as the third best place for families to live in the UK by The Times, and in 2014 the Halifax Quality of Life…

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SpecialEffect Grand Prix Karting!

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Last week saw two karting teams from Playground Games take part in SpecialEffect’s inaugural Grand Prix at Daytona’s karting circuit in Milton Keynes. Taking to the track alongside some of the UK gaming industry’s best talent the PG teams were expecting great things. With safety briefing over and several warm-up laps completed (some more rusty…

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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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Summer BBQ 2017

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We’re happy to report that yet again the annual Playground Games BBQ saw sunshine and smiles!   This year the BBQ was held at Primrose Hill Farm in Arlescote, just under half an hour away from our Leamington Spa studio. The farm is located on the Oxfordshire and Warwickshire border and is formed of a…

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Wolf Run 2017

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Blood, sweat, mud and a lot of money raised for SpecialEffect! A week ago, on June 4th, twenty of the Playground team completed the Wolf Run on the Stanford Hall Estate in Leicestershire. The Wolf Run is a ten-kilometer course through dense woodland, along intricate trails, wading through rivers and swimming across lakes. This is…

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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…

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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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