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!
Company Growth (employees)
Mc Kinney, US
Size (employees)
67 (est)+4%
Playful was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in McKinney, US

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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Founding Date


Total Funding

$25 m

Latest funding size

$25 m

Time since last funding

over 2 years
Playful's latest funding round in October 2015 was reported to be $25 m. In total, Playful has raised $25 m

Playful's Web-traffic and Trends

Playful Online and Social Media Presence

Playful News and Updates

Playful Naivety at Acne Studios

The conceptualism of past seasons was replaced by a simple, youthful optimism that still resonated with Nordic cool.

Roger Vivier’s PFW Presentation Was Held in a Giant Red Shoebox

And there were an astounding 10,500 more Vivier shoeboxes inside.

Marni Launches Playful Marketplace Pop-Up With Exclusive Handmade Espadrilles

The brand is celebrating luxury shopping center South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary.

Playful’s Paul Bettner is betting on both ‘flat screen games’ and VR

Paul Bettner had a good time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles last week. His McKinney, Texas-based Playful studio debuted two games at E3, Super Lucky’s Tale for the Xbox One and Star Child for Sony’s PlayStation VR. Those games show that Bettner is s…

Altuzarra’s New Essential Resort Shoe Is A ’50s Throwback

“I chose to ground this collection with mules, sandals and saddle shoes,” said designer Joseph Altuzarra.

Nicholas Kirkwood Adds New Stiletto Style, Combat Boots For Resort ’18

The collection is filled with his signature designs, but is updated with some unexpected new styles.
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Playful Company Life and Culture

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