Industry Workshops 2018

Last weekend saw our annual journey to Industry Workshops at The Old Truman Brewery in the East End of London. Industry Workshops is one of the UK’s largest game and film events bringing together professionals from around the world to share their knowledge over three days. Playground was there speaking to developers about opportunities at…

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Forza Horizon 4 – Seasons Live Streams

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Seasons change everything and with the upcoming release of Forza Horizon 4 we’ve been live streaming from our studio every Tuesday for the past month which each stream focusing on a different season. This has given us chance to introduce the Forza community to each season, new game play, a first look at the Forza…

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Forza Horizon 4 @ E3 2018

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Following the breakout success of Forza Horizon 3 in 2016 we were back at E3 to show our latest release! Our Chief Creative Officer, Ralph Fulton, took to the stage during the Xbox E3 Briefing at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles to announce Forza Horizon 4. Following months of fan speculation Ralph revealed that…

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From Talladega to Le Touquet!

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An incredible weekend raising money for SpecialEffect on the Twin Town Challenge 2018!   Introduction The Twin Town Challenge 2018, in aid of SpecialEffect, was held over the weekend of 25th – 28th May. As well as Playground Games being a headline sponsor of the event we re-assembled our team of petrol heads for a…

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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…

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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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