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

Chief Engineer
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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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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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Tarnya Renkel

QA Technician
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Jamie Wood

CG Supervisor
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Geraldine Cross

HR Director
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Richard Burns

Lead UI Artist
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Adrian Williams

IT Director
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Nick Duncombe

Resource Manager
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Dawn Blake

Finance Manager
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Harry Gladwin Geoghegan

Lead Technical Animator
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Rebekah Simpson

Operations Manager
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Sally Upex

Office Manager
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Rachel Hardy

Administrator
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Martin Lancaster

Narrative Director
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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

Resourcer
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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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Jon O’Keefe

Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer
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Scott Stephen

Principal Engineer
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Paul Haynes

Senior Level Designer
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Nick Elliott

Associate Lead Artist
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David Hitchcock

Lead Engineer
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Juan Fernandez

Principal Game Designer
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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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Jay Bell

Senior Engineer
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Phil Baxter

Senior Environment Artist
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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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Ross Garfoot

Senior Technical Artist
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Jim Allison

Senior Engineer
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Adam Kelly

Senior Engineer
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Chris Phillips

Senior Car Handling Designer
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George Ilenei

Senior Engineer
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Andrew Ward

Senior Producer
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Tracy Hudson

Senior Environment Artist
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Mario Bainbridge

IT Support Engineer
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Peter Zujans

Senior Engineer
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Jorge Ramalhao

Senior Engineer
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Matthew Martin

Senior Producer
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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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Samantha Hogg

Senior Concept 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

Producer
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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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Mike Pickton

Senior Technical Artist
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Kestutis Rinkevicius

Senior Character Artist
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Daniel Chapman

Engineer
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Pavan Plaha

Character Artist
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Andrew Baranowski

Level Designer
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Michael Richards

Concept Artist
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Richard Yeager

Senior Engineer
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Craig Gostick

Engineer
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Simon Hughes

Environment Artist
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Jon Morris

Environment Artist
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Jacob Green

Engineer
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Mark Thompson

Engineer
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Michael Bennett

Producer
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Reece Prades

Environment Artist
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Lukas Koelz

Lighting Artist
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Stuart Green

Cinematics Designer
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Peter Birrell

Senior IT Support Engineer
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Adrian Cottrell

UI Artist
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Henning Thompson

Senior Engineer
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Gavin Kan

Senior Engineer
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Michael Cameron

Engineer
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Antoine Reux

Engineer
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Chris Makin

IT Infrastructure Engineer
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Rimal Patel

Engineer
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Adam Jarvis

Environment Artist
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Matthew Piper

Game Designer
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David Orton

Design Assistant
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Joshua Markham

IT Support Assistant
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Peter Scorgie

Engineer
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Aaron Smith

Engineer
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Michael Daltrey

Engineer
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Ben Knowles

Environment Artist
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Gurdip Kahlon

Facilities Maintenance Technician
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David Wigelius

Technical Artist
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Michael Bunning

Level Designer
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Leon Somi

Producer
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Matt Pickering

Games Designer
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Chris McCreadie

Engineer
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Mihai Ungureanu

Technical Artist
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Adan Currey

Compositor
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Nathan Mackenzie

Environment Artist
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Lee Gregory

Environment Artist
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Marcel Lenoir

Environment Artist
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Lewis Hancock

Engineer
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Sam Potter

Engineer
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Alex Logan

Vehicle Artist
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Dan Upton

Technical Artist
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Anton Georgiev

Engineer
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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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Chris Kabeya

Environment Artist
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Dan Fern

Environment Artist
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