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

Studio Director
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Adam

Studio Production Director
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Alan

Technical Director
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Benjamin

Studio Art Director
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Douglas

Lead Audio Designer
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Cameron

QA Manager
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Matt

Technical Director
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Trevor

General Manager
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Ralph

Creative Director
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Zack

Principal Audio Designer
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Rob

Lead QA Technician
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Fraser

Senior Audio Designer
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Ruaraigh

Audio Designer
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James

Associate Lead QA Technician
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Jamie

QA Compliance Technician
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Kelvin

Associate Art Manager
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Will

Technical Director
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Sean

Production Director
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Richard

Audio Designer
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Gareth

Technical Art Director
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Owen

QA Technician
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Geraldine

HR Director
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Adrian

IT Director
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Nick

Resource Manager
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Tarnya

Production Assistant
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Jamie

CG Supervisor
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Richard

Lead UI Artist
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Katie

Company Accountant
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Dawn

Finance Manager
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Harry

Lead Technical Animator
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Anna

HR Manager
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Rebekah

Operations Manager
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Sally

Office Manager
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Martin

Narrative Director
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Sian

Administrator
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Kippy

Finance Assistant
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Noel

Lead Environment Artist
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Don Arceta

Lead Environment Artist
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Holly

Resourcer
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Will

Chief Designer
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Craig

Lead Level Designer
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Ben

Lead Game Designer
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Karl

Lead Engineer
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Andy

Lead Engineer
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Paul

Lead Engineer
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Paul

Lead IT Infrastructure Engineer
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Tom

Lead Engineer
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John

Lead Engineer
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Seth

Associate Lead Artist
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Ole

Associate Lead Environment Artist
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Oliver

Associate Lead Environment Artist
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Mike

Principal Game Designer
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Tom

Lead Engineer
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Rob

Principal Engineer
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Joe

Lead UI Artist
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David

Lead Engineer
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Conar

Associate Lead Concept Artist
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Jon

Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer
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Scott

Principal Engineer
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Nick

Associate Lead Artist
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Juan

Principal Game Designer
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Craig

Principal Scriptwriter
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Ryan

Principal VFX Artist
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Scotty

Principal Environment Artist
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Chris

Principal Animator
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Stephen

Senior Engineer
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Ian

Senior Engineer
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Dimitar

Senior Concept Artist
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John

Senior VFX Artist
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Wesley

Senior Animator
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Goran

Senior Technical Artist
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Jay

Senior Engineer
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Paul

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

Senior Car Handling Designer
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Richard

Senior Engineer
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Tom

Senior Level Designer
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Rich

Senior UI Artist
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Jim

Senior Engineer
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Adam

Senior Engineer
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Matt

Senior Engineer
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Chris

Senior Car Handling Designer
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George

Senior Engineer
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Andrew

Senior Producer Grade 2
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Tracy

Senior Environment Artist
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Mike

Lead Technical Artist
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Peter

Senior Engineer
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Matthew

Senior Producer Grade 2
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Grant

Senior Game Designer
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Chris

Senior Environment Artist
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Dan

Senior Technical Artist
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Yibo

Senior Technical Artist
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Ryan Vardy

Senior UI Artist
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Steve Rodham

Senior Engineer
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Alejandro

Senior Engineer
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Daniel

Senior Technical Animator
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Torben

Senior Game Designer
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Simon

Principal Vehicle Artist
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Jim

Senior Engineer
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Matthew

Senior Engineer
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Herve

Senior Games Designer
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Kestutis

Senior Character Artist
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Aaron

Senior Level Designer
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Daniel

Engineer
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Pavan

Character Artist
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Andrew

Level Designer
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Jake

Environment Artist
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Michael

Concept Artist
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Ryan

Senior Designer
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Simon

Environment Artist
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Jon

Environment Artist
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Jacob

Engineer
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Mark Thompson

Engineer
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Michael

Producer
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Reece

Environment Artist
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Tom

Infrastructure Engineer
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Lukas

Senior Lighting Artist
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Maria

Producer
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Stuart

Cinematics Designer
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Adrian

UI Artist
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Henning

Senior Engineer
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Gavin

Senior Engineer
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Michael

Engineer
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Antoine

Engineer
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Chris

IT Infrastructure Engineer
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Mario

IT Support Engineer
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Alex

Vehicle Artist
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Rimal Patel

Engineer
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Adam

Environment Artist
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Aidan

Technical Artist - Grade 2
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Scott

Lead Engineer
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Matthew

Game Designer
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David

Game Designer - Grade 1
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Bryan

Senior Engineer
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Peter

Engineer
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Aaron

Engineer
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Michael

Engineer
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Ben

Environment Artist
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Gurdip

Facilities Maintenance Technician
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Vadim

Character Artist
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David

Technical Artist
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Matt

Games Designer
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Chris

Engineer
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Mihai

Technical Artist
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Charlotte

Concept Artist
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Josh

Engineer-Grade 1
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Adan

Compositor
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Nathan

Environment Artist
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Jessica

Animator
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Vaigintas

Concept Artist
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Philip

Engineer- Grade 2
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Lee

Environment Artist
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Marcel

Environment Artist
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Lewis

Engineer
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David

Engineer
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Sam

Engineer
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Alex

Vehicle Artist
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Dan

Technical Artist
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Ionut

Environment Artist
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Archie

Engineer
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Mike

Environment Artist
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Emanuel

Environment Artist
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Cal

VFX Artist
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Carina

Community Liaison
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