Playground Games

Fun, elegant and simple website for Playground Games, Creators of Forza Horizon series.

Playground Games came to 1minus1 looking for something special. For them, this meant creating something that showcased the Playground team, the importance of that team to the business, and of course showing the fantastic games the company has created for the Xbox One. It also meant creating website that made the company more appealing to potential new team members, and illustrated their pride in their current team.

As huge Forza and Xbox fans, for 1minus1 this was an exciting project – we knew we had to let the quality of the team and work come through so we project managed commissioned and delivered a series of high-quality photography to complement the layouts we produced. The site needed to also pull in a full list of job roles currently available at the company (Playground Games has recently made it into the Techtrack 100, so they are growing fast), so we integrated the website with the Jobvite API, and pulled the job listings into our own design. We did this using the tried and tested WordPress platform with some of our own custom development.

What 1minus1 set out to do was create something truly high-end and elegant, but that also had elements of fun and interactivity within its design. To do this we focused on Playground’s core assets – their team, creating photography for the team members and making that photography, and the team section interactive and fun.

Keeping things simple can really help create a high-impact result. Sometimes the designs you want to be the most simple are the hardest to achieve – We are very proud of the final resulting website; it’s been a huge success for Playground Games – we hope you like it too.