Playful is a new game development studio in McKinney, TX. Our team has shipped beloved titles such as Words with Friends, the Age of Empires series, Halo Wars, Orcs Must Die! and Hero Academy. At Playful we are creating games for cutting-edge platforms, next-generation devices, and virtual reality! We are building a world-class team and we need your help. Are you ready to do the best work of your career? Join Playful and together we'll change the world, one game at a time!

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HQMcKinney, US
Size (employees)72 (est)
Playful was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in McKinney, US
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Key People/Management at Playful

Paul Bettner

Paul Bettner

CEO, Founder

Playful Office Locations

Playful has an office in McKinney
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Playful Financials and Metrics

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Playful total Funding

$25 m

Playful latest funding size

$25 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago
Playful's latest funding round in October 2015 was reported to be $25 m. In total, Playful has raised $25 m
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Playful News and Updates

Author Deanna Dandrea's New Book 'The Daily Life of Mary B. and Petie: Let's Tour Hawaii' is a Playful and Educational Children's Book About Hawaii.

Recent release "The Daily Life of Mary B. and Petie: Let's Tour Hawaii" from Newman Springs Publishing author Deanna Dandrea is an exciting book that takes readers on a tour of Hawaii along with three friendly animals.

Author Tameka's New Book "What Matters Most" is a Playful Book That Focuses on Telling Children That Their Likes and Dislikes Along With Who They Are, Matters.

Recent release "What Matters Most" from Newman Springs Publishing author Tameka is a short and sweet story that aims to let children know that they are individuals and their individuality is special and important.

Spin Master Releases Playful Pup, Most Realistic Pet From Zoomer Line

A technologically advanced and adorable robotic dog that can perform more than 20 tricks TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Spin Master Ltd. (TSX:TOY;, a leading global children's entertainment company, announces the newest innovation to its robotic line – Zoomer...

Cîroc X Moschino Launch Their Collaboration at Milan Fashion Week - a Meeting of Fashion's Most Playful Brands

MILAN, September 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CÎROC luxury Vodka launches a new collaboration with Italian fashion house Moschino at Milan Fashion Week. Uniting the brands' cheeky take on luxury, the campaign kicked off today with a traffic-stopping moment as creative director Jeremy Scott...

Eurovet Americas celebrates 100 Years of the Panty, Body Positivity & Lingerie Designers

NEW YORK, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The main event of the year to discover new intimate apparel, swimwear, loungewear, and daywear is quickly approaching. Join Eurovet Americas at an event renewed with fresh spirit and sensibility. Mark your calendars for CURVENEWYORK July 29-31 and...

RippleMatch uses AI to help students line up work after college

RippleMatch, a machine learning-powered recruitment tool for college students, recently raised $3 million in a funding round led by Accomplice and Bullpen Capital.
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Playful Blogs

Elfi’s Wonderland

Greetings, Creators! Twas the weeks before the holidays, when all through Creativerse*record scratch* Troggington the Abominable Snow Trog stole all Elfi’s toys! Creators, we need your help to take back those presents and save Elfi’s Wonderland. Things aren’t all cloudy and gray. We’ve added a smo…

Creativerse’s Epic Fan Art Contest

Hello there, creators! It is time for the fan art contest to come to a close. You have mastered the challenge to wow us with your insanely talented art, across a variety of mediums and we’ve been left in awe! From wood carvings to handmade gauntlets to beautiful illustrations and plushies-we definit…

Take a look inside our new studio headquarters!

The Dallas Business Journal met with us the other day to learn about our new building and take some photos. We’ve been in the place for just over a week now and we. Love. It.   Read DBJ’s article about it here:

The Great Pumpkiru Returns!

Greetings, creators! Those mischievous ghosts are at it again and have stolen all of the Great Pumpkiru’s candy! Now the time has come for YOU to help him reclaim his delicious candies and fight off the ghastly hordes! Explore the haunted grounds by your lonesome to stockpile all the candy, …

Hello there, Creators!Welcome to the Official Creativerse Fan...

Hello there, Creators!Welcome to the Official Creativerse Fan Art Contest! We have seen some truly amazing Creativerse artwork from the community over the years and are excited for this chance to spotlight all of the talented and creative Creators out there. The ChallengeWow us with your insanely ta…

The Medium Update is here!!

Hello Creators! The Big Update has a little brother: The Medium Update, and his pockets are lined with some nice improvements and a few extras. Costumes are now visible and equipped from the main menu, enabling you to adjust and preview your character customization and costume settings in-game, sid…
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Playful Company Life and Culture

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Playful Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Playful founded?

    Playful was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Playful key executives?

    Playful's key executives are Paul Bettner.

  • How many employees does Playful have?

    Playful has 72 employees.

  • Who are Playful competitors?

    Competitors of Playful include Unity Technologies, BigBox VR and Vreal.

  • Where are Playful offices?

    Playful has an office in McKinney.

  • How many offices does Playful have?

    Playful has 1 office.