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!
McKinney, US
Size (employees)
71 (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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Founding Date


Total Funding

$25 m

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

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…

This Playful Activity Has a Remarkable Effect on Productivity and Happiness, According to New Neuroscience Research

New research shows that looking into the eyes of a puppy can increase focus, productivity, happiness, trust, and communication.

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.
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