Playground Games is looking for Lighting Artist to join our Forza team.

As senior lighting artist you will work with the lighting lead and directors to deliver world class lighting for our open world games. You will be setting up time of day cycles, light environments and control the atmosphere and mood of Forza Horizon. You will proactively drive collaboration with other departments as well as identify opportunities to improve techniques and toolsets.

At PG you will join a world class team of passionate developers and artists who aim to push real-time visuals to new heights.


  • Create lighting setups for our open world environments

  • Setup time of day lighting and atmosphere

  • Control Weather types and chances

  • Light Cinematics

  • Work with the Lighting Lead and Art Directors to establish visual targets.

  • Collaborate with other teams to push our rendering, shading and lighting toolsets.

  • Setup image effects such as bloom, ambient occlusion, vignetting and colour grading.

  • Mentor other Artists to reach artistic and technical targets.


  • Excellent knowledge of lighting theory.

  • Excellent knowledge of lighting pipelines and cutting-edge art techniques.

  • A great understanding of real-time rendering techniques for games.

  • Knowledge of off-line 3D rendering.

  • Experience baking lightmaps is desirable.

  • Experience mentoring artist desirable.

  • A passion for games.

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