A system for providing a personalised video game comprises a front end computer system (322). The front end computer system allows a customer to select which of the customisable elements of one of a number of templates he or she wishes to customise. The system includes a recording facility (302), which can for example be located at a retail location. The recording facility has a so-called "green screen" or "green room" (304), or other similar feature, in front of which a person can be recorded. The recording facility has a number of physical objects (308), (310, 312) with which the person 314 to be recorded can interact during a recording.The system (300) comprises a processing device (320), such as a computer or a network server, which receives the recording data from the recording device (306), processes the recording data and inserts the processed recording data into the video game template.