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

As lighting artist you will work with the lighting lead 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 join a world class team of passionate developers and artists who aim to push real-time visuals to new heights.

This role is based in our state-of-the-art studio in Leamington Spa, with a hybrid work model in place. Relocation assistance is available if required. 


  • 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.


  • Excellent knowledge of lighting theory.
  • Excellent knowledge of lighting pipelines and cutting-edge art techniques.
  • An interest in off-line 3D rendering.
  • Experience baking lightmaps is desirable.
  • A passion for games.

This is an excellent opportunity for exceptional lighting artists who are looking to further their career with an ambitious developer.

Playground Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity.  We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming working environment.   

We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members.  It drives our innovation and connects us closer to our players.  We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

At Playground Games we recognise the importance of self-development, career progression, well-being and retention of our colleagues. We celebrate difference and welcome everyone to join us and to be themselves at work. 

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