Careers

As a team, we are passionate about quality and innovation and we’re always looking for great people who can help us push further.

If that sounds like you, have a look below at all of the positions we currently have open at Playground. If you can’t see a position that’s right for you, we welcome speculative applications. Just find one of the discipline-specific speculative roles below and apply using that.

We offer highly competitive salaries, plus a contributory pension scheme, private health care, and a childcare vouchers scheme. We operate flexible working hours, and all Playground staff receive 25 days annual leave per year, plus statutory holidays. In addition to holiday allowance, all new staff benefit from two Duvet Days per year, which can be taken at short notice, and will accrue an additional Duvet Day for each year of service, up to a maximum of five.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer work experience but do have a 12-month placement scheme for university students on relevant courses.

AI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an AI Engineer to join our Fable team, working on our open world action / RPG development project.

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Animation Director

Playground Games is looking for an Animation Director to lead a world-class Animation team on Fable, our open world action RPG. You will work closely with the Art Director and Cinematics Director to develop and drive the artistic vision for this AAA project and take responsibility for an exceptional team, as well as being a key member of the project leadership group.

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Animation Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced animation specialist to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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Art Manager

Playground Games is looking for an Art Manager to oversee production for a world-class Art team on the Fable team, working on our open-world action RPG team. You will be responsible for the planning, resourcing and delivery of projects and champion studio initiatives across the project Art team.

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Art Outsourcing Manager

Playground Games is seeking an Art Outsourcing Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the production of art created by external vendors and ensuring that it meets the quality we expect from Fable, our open world action RPG.

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Audio Programmer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Audio Programmer to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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Character Artist - Contract

Playground Games is seeking a contract Character Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of characters needed to realise the vision for our Forza project.

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Chief Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Chief Engineer to build and lead a world-class Engineering team for Fable, working on our open world action / RPG project.

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Cinematics Designer - Contract

Playground Games is looking for a Contract Cinematic Designer to join our talented Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. You will develop and champion the cinematic creative vision whilst driving quality and upholding the project vision.

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Design Manager

Playground Games is looking for a talented and experienced Design Manager to oversee Forza Horizon’s world-class design teams.

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Design Producer

Playground Games is looking to grow its Forza Horizon team with the addition of a skilled and experienced Design Producer. As an integral part of the production process, you’ll be interacting with all disciplines and driving the delivery of high quality features using modern development methodologies.

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Dialogue Supervisor

Playground Games is looking for a Dialogue Supervisor to deliver the voice of Fable, our open world action RPG.  You will work closely with the Audio, Cinematic, Design, and Narrative teams to help create a world that’s teeming with life and possibilities.

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Engine Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Game Engine Engineer to join the Fable team, working on our open-world action / RPG title.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Environment Artist - Contract

Playground Games are looking for skilled and experienced Contract Environment Artists, responsible for the creation of immersive environments that realise our game’s vision.

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Lead AI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead AI Engineer to join the Fable team, working on our brand new open world action / RPG title. You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Lead Animator

Playground Games is seeking a Lead Animator to join our Forza Horizon team who will help realise our games vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Lead Audio Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Audio Programmer to join our brand new open world action / RPG development team. You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Lead Character Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Character Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who will help realise our games vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Lead Concept Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Concept Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who can help realise our game vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Lead Engine Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead Engine Engineer to join our racing project development team.  You will lead an established team of Engineers and work with them to drive forwards the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Lead Game Designer

Playground Games are looking for a Lead Game Designer to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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Lead UI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Lead UI Engineer to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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Lead VFX Artist

Playground Games is looking to grow their world class team with a highly skilled and experienced Lead VFX Artist, with exceptional knowledge of creating real-time in-game effects and researching, visualising and animating natural and spectacular looking effects.

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Lead Vehicle Artist

Playground Games is seeking a skilled and experienced Lead Vehicle Artist to work alongside our award-winning Forza Horizon team

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Level Designer

Playground Games is looking for a Level Designer to join our Forza Horizon team. As a member of the design team on a AAA title, you’ll take responsibility for large sections of the game's level design, as well as mentoring and leading junior teammates. 

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Lighting Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Lighting Artist to join our talented Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. As a Lighting Artist you will work with the CG Supervisor to achieve our vision for lighting in a AAA open world racing game. 

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Lighting Artist - Assets - Contract

Playground Games are looking for a Lighting Artist to join our team in Leamington Spa. As an Asset Lighting Artist you will work with the Lead Lighting Artist and Environment team to achieve our vision for lighting using both baked and dynamic lighting solutions on our game assets.

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Material Artist

Playground Games is seeking a Texture/Substance Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse range of textures and materials needed to realise the vision for Fable, our open world action RPG.

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Material Artist - Contract

Playground Games is seeking a Material Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse range of textures and materials needed to realise the vision for our Forza Horizon team. 

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Principal Technical Designer

As a Principal Technical Designer you will take responsibility for the design and implementation of high quality script architecture for the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG. You’ll contribute to the development of scripting processes and pipelines and closely collaborate with Engineering to take a key role in scripting technology direction.

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Producer

Playground Games is looking to grow its Forza Horizon team with the addition of a skilled and experienced Producer. As an integral part of the production process, you’ll be interacting with all disciplines and driving the delivery of high quality features using modern development methodologies.

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Producer

Playground Games is looking for a skilled and experienced Producer for the Fable team to work on our open world action RPG project. As an integral part of the production process, you’ll be interacting with all disciplines and driving the delivery of high quality features using modern development methodologies.

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Rendering Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced rendering specialist to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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Rendering Engineer - Contract

Playground Games is looking to grow their world-class Fable engineering team with a skilled and experienced contract rendering specialist possessing detailed knowledge of rendering methods, performance considerations and memory restrictions to work on our open world action RPG.

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Senior Audio Designer

Playground Games is seeking a Senior Audio Designer who will be responsible for shaping the soundscape of our entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project.

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Senior Character Artist

Playground Games is seeking an Senior Character Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of characters needed to realise the vision for the Fable team, working on our open world action / RPG project.

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Senior Concept Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Concept Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who can help realise our game vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Senior Engine Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Game Engine Engineer to join the Fable team developing our open-world action RPG. You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Senior Lighting Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Lighting Artist to join the Fable team, working on our open-world action RPG project here in Leamington Spa.  As Senior Lighting Artist you will work with the CG Supervisor to achieve our vision for AAA lighting.

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Senior Lighting Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Lighting Artist to join our talented Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. As Senior Lighting Artist you will work with the CG Supervisor to achieve our vision for lighting in a AAA open world racing game. 

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Senior Producer

 Playground Games are looking for a Senior Producer to join our Forza team. As an integral part of the production process, you’ll be interacting with all disciplines and driving the delivery of high quality features using modern development methodologies.

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Senior Rendering Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Senior Rendering specialist to join the Fable team, working on our brand new open world action / RPG title.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Senior Technical Artist

Playground Games is seeking a Senior Technical Artist to join our Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. This is an opportunity to work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Senior Tools Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior Tools Engineer to join the Fable team, working on our open world action / RPG title.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Senior UI Artist

We’re looking for a talented and passionate Senior UI Artist to help create a world-class interface for the Fable team, working on our open-world action RPG.

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Senior UI Engineer

Playground Games is looking for a Senior UI Engineer to join the Fable team, working our open world action / RPG title.  You will join the team and project at an early stage, giving you the rare opportunity to shape the technology used to build a large-scale AAA title.

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Senior Vehicle Artist

Playground Games are looking to recruit a highly talented and experienced Senior Vehicle Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who has a genuine passion for all aspects of 3D vehicle creation for games, and who’s able to demonstrate superior creative, visual and technical ability.

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Social Media Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic, player-obsessed Social Media Manager to inform and engage the Forza Horizon community across our social media platforms. This is a unique opportunity to work with a super-engaged community on a AAA franchise.

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Technical Artist - Contract

Playground Games is seeking a Technical Artist to join our Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. This is an opportunity to work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Technical Lighting Artist

Playground Games is looking for a Technical Lighting Artist to join the Fable team, working on our Action RPG title here in Leamington Spa.  As Technical Lighting Artist you will work with the CG Supervisor and Lighting Team to achieve our vision for AAA lighting.

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Test Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Test Engineer to join our Forza team. You will be responsible for helping to create, run, and maintain a suite of automated tests as well as creating debug tools to help both QA and Engineers.

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Tools Engineer

Playground Games is looking for an experienced Tools Engineer to join the Fable team, working on our open world action RPG.

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UI Artist - Contract

Playground Games is seeking a UI Artist to join our Forza Horizon team who can help realise our game vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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Vehicle Technical Artist

Playground Games is seeking a Vehicle Technical Artist to join our Forza Horizon team here in Leamington Spa. This is an opportunity to work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

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