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!
HQMcKinney, US
Size (employees)73 (est)+2%
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

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.

Why Being Playful Can Make You a More Creative Person

Here's 3 ways you too can be playful at work and boost your creativity.

Playful Shiba is a little too excited about new toy

Shiba Inus are one of the internet's favorite dog breeds, ever since the infamous doge meme that surged to popularity in late 2012.  But just what is it like to own one of these majestic breeds? SEE ALSO: Looking different doesn't stop this Instagram pup from inspiring others Twitter user @Amanda_…

Playful, high-tech and bold: Moxy Hotels hits Amsterdam

Following the opening of its Malaysian location in October last year, Marriot International’s experiential brand Moxy Hotels has returned to Europe by opening Moxy Houthavens in Amsterdam, its first site in the Dutch capital. The post Playful, high-tech and bold: Moxy Hotels hits Amsterdam appeared…
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Playful Blogs

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…

Playful Sees The World's Most Valuable IP Coming From Games

Playful CEO Paul Bettner, speaking with…“When we look at the IP that’s most valuable today, we can see that it came from TV shows, comic books, novels, film. There’s no way that the most valuable IP 10 years from now doesn’t come from video games because it’s where everybody’s eyeballs…

Super Lucky’s Tale is now on Steam!

The day is finally here: Super Lucky’s Tale is now on Steam! We are thrilled for new players to experience Lucky and his enchanting adventure.Originally launching last November on Xbox One, Super Lucky’s Tale is a charming platformer that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic hero, on his quest to hel…

The Big Update is here!

Greetings, Creators! The day has finally arrived - the Big Update is here! We know you’ve been waiting a while, but these new features and improvements are sizzling! Drum roll, please. Improved Character, Customization, and Combat We are excited for you to meet our new, improved, and super cust…

Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Creativerse Characters!

Greetings, Creators! We’ve been busy cooking a big summer update for Creativerse and are excited to share the details with you very soon. Until then, we wanted to give a little behind-the-scenes peek at the development process for our new avatars, coming very soon in the next update. Here i…
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