Two experienced developers added to UK start-up

Codemasters duo join Playground

Adam Askew and Alan Roberts have joined Leamington Spa, UK-based Playground Games.

Askew (pictured right) has joined Playground as senior producer after ten years spent at Codemasters in a variety of roles. He was lead programmer on Colin McRae: Dirt, lead graphics programmer on Race Driver: Gridand most recently worked as producer on Colin McRae: Dirt 2. He has now joined Playground to work on an as yet unannounced project.

“Adam is a hugely talented all-rounder whose skills and experience will greatly benefit Playground as we embark on our new project,” commented the studio’s director Gavin Raeburn.

Roberts (pictured left) joins Playground as technical director, also after a decade at Codemasters. He has spent his entire career working on top quality racing titles, holding the position of lead programmer on TOCA Race Driver 3and Race Driver: Grid and being instrumental in starting F1 2010in Codemasters’ Birmingham studio. He joins Playground to oversee the company’s engineering team as they develop technology for a new title.

“Alan’s track record in racing is exceptional and we’re delighted that he’s on board with us at this exciting time,” Raeburn said.

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