Playground Games is looking for a Senior Scriptwriter to join our Forza Horizon team on a contract basis. 


As a premier first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and most of all fun. We are looking to expand our diverse team as we continue driving forward our BAFTA award-winning Forza Horizon franchise. 

About the role:

As a Senior Scriptwriter, you’ll work closely with the Game Design team to develop the game’s story and script. You’ll be a strong collaborator who writes great dialogue, memorable characters, and compelling storylines for video games. 

This is a contract role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa. We have a hybrid work model in place with a minimum of 3 days a week in studio. Relocation assistance is available if required.   

What you’ll do:

  • Craft compelling storylines, memorable characters, to support the project vision. 
  • Create and maintain character bios, cinematic and in-game scripts, casting briefs, and other narrative documentation. 
  • Prepare scripts for voice recording and attend recording sessions as required. 
  • Collaborate with designers to provide narrative support for design elements. 

What You’ll bring:  

  • A genuine passion for games or interactive storytelling. 
  • A demonstrable track record of quality as a writer. 
  • Several years of professional experience writing creatively for games, TV, film, theatre, comics, or related media. 
  • Exceptional story and character development skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • A natural collaborator who’s comfortable working in cross-discipline teams. 
  • Willingness to receive and provide insightful, constructive feedback. 
  • AAA games experience preferred but not required. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a world-class game with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.  

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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