Our team

Over the years, we’ve assembled a truly world-class team at Playground. To the original ‘Playground Eighteen’ we’ve added a combination of vastly experienced developers, who have joined from all over the world, and hand-picked graduates, several of whom have risen to management positions as they’ve gained experience here. All of them share a passion for video games and a burning desire to innovate in their field.

Our success, and the success of our games, is made possible by the dedication and skill of the people who work here.

On this page you can explore the Playground team and meet the people who make up our studio. And at the bottom of the page, you can find out what it’s like to work here from people who do.

What's it like to work at Playground?
The Playground Team
  • Art
    • Animation
    • Art Management
    • Character Art
    • Concept Art
    • Environment Art
    • Lighting
    • Technical Art
    • UI Art
    • Vehicle Art
  • Audio Design
  • Design
    • Car Handling Design
    • Game Design
    • Level Design
    • Narrative
  • Engineering
    • AI
    • Audio
    • Gameplay and Online
    • Rendering
    • Systems
    • UI
  • Leadership
  • Operations
  • Production
  • QA

Gavin Raeburn

Studio Director
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Adam Askew

Studio Production Director
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Alan Roberts

Technical Director
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Benjamin Penrose

Studio Art Director
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Douglas Watson

Lead Audio Designer
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Cameron Penrice

QA Manager
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Matt Craven

Technical Director
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Trevor Williams

General Manager
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Ralph Fulton

Chief Director
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Arnaud Fayolle

Associate Art Director
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Rob den Dekker

Lead QA Technician
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Fraser Strachan

Senior Audio Designer
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Ruaraigh Chapman

Audio Designer
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James Constable

Senior Environment QA Technician
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Jamie Fowler

QA Compliance Technician
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Kelvin Janson

Associate Art Manager
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Will Stones

Chief Engineer
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Sean Eyestone

Production Director
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Richard Blackley

Audio Designer
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Gareth Harwood

Technical Art Director
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Owen Jones

QA Technician
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Geraldine Cross

HR Director
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Adrian Williams

IT Director
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Nick Duncombe

Resource Manager
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Tarnya Smith

Production Assistant
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Jamie Wood

CG Supervisor
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Richard Burns

Lead UI Artist
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Katie Mohomed

Company Accountant
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Dawn Blake

Finance Manager
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Harry Gladwin Geoghegan

Lead Technical Animator
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Anna Stone

HR Manager
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Sally Upex

Office Manager
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Rachel Hardy

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Martin Lancaster

Narrative Director
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Sian Hanks

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Kippy Samra

Finance Assistant
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Noel Lukasewich

Lead Environment Artist
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Don Arceta

Lead Environment Artist
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Holly Davis

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Will Kennedy

Chief Designer
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Jamie Chapman

QA Technician
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Craig Littler

Lead Level Designer
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Ben Thaker-Fell

Lead Game Designer
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Karl Hammarling

Lead Engineer
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Andy Sage

Lead Engineer
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Paul Penson

Lead Engineer
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Paul Timms

Lead IT Infrastructure Engineer
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Gurshaan Surana

QA Technician
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Tom Perry

Lead Engineer
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John Barker

Lead Engineer
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Seth Brown

Associate Lead Artist
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Ole Groenbaek

Associate Lead Environment Artist
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Oliver Wright

Associate Lead Environment Artist
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Mike Brown

Principal Game Designer
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Tom Gaulton

Lead Engineer
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Rob Pattenden

Principal Engineer
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Joe McKernan

Lead UI Artist
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David Waby

Lead Engineer
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Conar Cross

Associate Lead Concept Artist
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Jon O’Keefe

Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer
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Scott Stephen

Principal Engineer
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Nick Elliott

Associate Lead Artist
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David Hitchcock

Lead Engineer
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Craig Owens

Principal Scriptwriter
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Ryan Gillespie

Principal VFX Artist
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Scotty Brown

Principal Environment Artist
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Chris Goodall

Principal Animator
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Stephen Edmonds

Senior Engineer
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Ian Moir

Senior Engineer
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Samuel Pay

Senior Level Designer
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Dimitar Marinksi

Senior Concept Artist
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John Reitze

Senior VFX Artist
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Wesley Brewer

Senior Animator
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Goran Zovkic

Senior Technical Artist
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Jay Bell

Senior Engineer
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Paul Haynes

Senior Level Designer
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Phil Baxter

Senior Environment Artist
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Peter Birrell

Senior IT Support Engineer
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Matt Turner

Senior Cinematic Designer
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Gavin Clark

Senior Environment Artist
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Marco Conti

Senior Car Handling Designer
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Tom Dillow

Senior Level Designer
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Rich Evans

Senior UI Artist
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Jim Allison

Senior Engineer
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Adam Kelly

Senior Engineer
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Matt Hampton

Senior Engineer
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George Ilenei

Senior Engineer
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Andrew Ward

Senior Producer Grade 2
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Tracy Hudson

Senior Environment Artist
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Mike Pickton

Lead Technical Artist
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Peter Zujans

Senior Engineer
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Matthew Martin

Senior Producer Grade 2
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Grant Orban

Senior Game Designer
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Chris Trentham

Senior Environment Artist
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Dan Wulczynski

Senior Technical Artist
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Yibo Liu

Senior Technical Artist
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Steve Rodham

Senior Engineer
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Alejandro Camara

Senior Engineer
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Daniel Barrett

Senior Technical Animator
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Tom Butcher

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Torben Ellert

Senior Game Designer
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Simon Gibson

Principal Vehicle Artist
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Jim Parker

Senior Engineer
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Matthew Markey

Senior Engineer
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Herve Gengler

Senior Games Designer
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Kestutis Rinkevicius

Senior Character Artist
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Aaron McAree

Senior Level Designer
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Daniel Chapman

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Pavan Plaha

Character Artist
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Andrew Baranowski

Level Designer
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Jake Woodruff

Environment Artist
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Richard Yeager

Senior Engineer
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Ryan Greene

Senior Designer
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Craig Gostick

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Simon Hughes

Environment Artist
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Jon Morris

Environment Artist
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Jacob Green

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Mark Thompson

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Michael Bennett

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Reece Prades

Environment Artist
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Tom Goodfellow

Infrastructure Engineer
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Lukas Koelz

Senior Lighting Artist
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Maria Lee

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Stuart Green

Cinematics Designer
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Adrian Cottrell

UI Artist
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Henning Thompson

Senior Engineer
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Michael Cameron

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Antoine Reux

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Chris Makin

IT Infrastructure Engineer
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Mario Bainbridge

IT Support Engineer
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Alex Killpack

Vehicle Artist
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Rimal Patel

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Adam Jarvis

Environment Artist
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Matthew Piper

Game Designer
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David Orton

Game Designer - Grade 1
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Joshua Markham

IT Support Engineer
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Bryan Yeo

Senior Engineer
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Peter Scorgie

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Aaron Smith

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Michael Daltrey

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Ben Knowles

Environment Artist
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Gurdip Kahlon

Facilities Maintenance Technician
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Vadim Sorici

Character Artist
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Matt Pickering

Games Designer
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Chris McCreadie

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Mihai Ungureanu

Technical Artist
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Charlotte Creber

Concept Artist
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Adan Currey

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Nathan Mackenzie

Environment Artist
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Jessica Simard

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Lee Gregory

Environment Artist
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Lewis Hancock

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David Paris

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Sam Potter

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Remy Wollerich

Technical Artist
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Goran Ekerbakke

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Alex Logan

Vehicle Artist
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Dan Upton

Technical Artist
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Ionut Covaci

Environment Artist
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Archie Yates

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Anton Georgiev

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Mike Fong

Environment Artist
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Emanuel Rausch

Environment Artist
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Cal Sear

VFX Artist
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Carina Calvert

Community Liaison
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