Playground Games was established in 2010, bringing together some of the most experienced and talented developers from the UK industry, with the vision to create genre-defining titles for a global audience. Since then, we’ve created two critically-acclaimed, award-winning hits in Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2 – in total, our Horizon games have garnered more than 40 ‘Best Of’ awards. We’ve also supported those games, long after launch, with a rich variety of free and premium downloadable content, delivering new and exciting experiences to Horizon fans.

Our philosophy

We want to make the best games possible, and we believe that making them should be fun.

At Playground we set ourselves lofty goals. We want to be the best in the world at whatever we do, so we never compromise on quality. But we also believe that making games should be fun, and we do everything we can to create an environment which fosters creativity, teamwork and a relaxed working atmosphere. Our state-of-the-art studio, situated in a renovated Georgian building in the centre of Royal Leamington Spa, now spans three open-plan floors and is light, airy and spacious. Downstairs, our recreation area offers table tennis, pool, a classic pinball table and a retro arcade machine, in addition to a well-stocked beer fridge. This space is used as much for breaks and informal meetings during the day as it is for socialising and relaxation after work.

Playground organises regular events throughout the year. The Summer Barbecue and the Christmas party are mainstays of the PG social calendar, but Pub Thursdays, for which PG picks up the tab, are also popular and much more frequent. Our wrap parties, held to celebrate the launch of a game, are the stuff of legend. Staff often organise activities to which all are invited, from badminton to a weekly board games evening, and our studio facilities are open for team use every night of the week. Everyone in the team is able to give feedback on life at Playground, and improvements are frequently made to studio amenities and processes based on the results of our regular Staff Satisfaction surveys.

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Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

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Forza Horizon 2

Forza Horizon 2

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Fable IV

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