Come join us! We’re looking for world-class game makers and bright new talent – people who want to create beloved games and do the most satisfying work of their careers.
Here are the kinds of people we love working with: people with new ideas; people smarter than us, who can help us learn new tricks and also grow themselves; people who love both games and the technology inside them; people who have an entrepreneurial spirit; people who enjoy tackling difficult problems and doing things that have never been done before.
Does that sound like you?
A GLIMPSE INTO OUR CULTURE
We love games.
We were the original team behind Words With Friends and the With Friends series, but before that we had our hand in Age of Empires, Halo Wars and Starcraft, to name a few. We’re also voracious consumers of all sorts of games, from hardcore PC games to board games and everything in between.
We’re redefining gaming for the next generation.
We are inspired by the promise of disruptive technologies like virtual reality and are actively developing games that take full advantage of these new mediums. We are building worlds that will come alive for our players in ways that were previously only possible in dreams.
We go against the grain where it counts.
We actively work against crunch. We highly value work-life balance and encourage our staff to have a life outside the studio. We also offer top pay and industry leading benefits, including zero out-of-pocket insurance plan, a 401k, and paid continuing education.
TEAMS & OPEN POSITIONS
We are always seeking top notch talent. If you are skilled in one of these areas, drop us a line and let’s see where it goes!
As an FX Artist you will be responsible
for bringing our worlds and characters to life! You will take the creative vision set by the director and expand the ideas into your own magical creations; developing effects from concepts to completion.
Senior Environment Artist
This individual will use their zBrush sculpting talents, knowledge of lighting and shaders, understanding of scene composition, and mastery of Unity to fully realize ideas for potential levels in our creative and Playful game worlds.
We are searching for a Senior Combat Designer to collaborate with design, engineering, and art teams to help develop an immensely enjoyable combat system for our upcoming AAA multiplayer action/strategy franchise.
We are looking for a Backend Engineer to join our team to help build a set of world class back-end services for various original IP projects.
Technical Recruiter - Contract
We are searching for a Technical Recruiter to join our team for 6-12 months to help us bring on talent for a variety of current and upcoming projects, particularly helping us to build a diversified workforce.
As an Associate Producer you will assist a Sr. Producer (SP) in managing the development of a game project from production to release. This role focuses on leading a subset of team members in specified area(s) to execute on the game vision, owning day-to-day operations for that area, and maintaining alignment with the Producer and game vision.
As a Senior Producer you will manage the development of a game project from concept to release. This will involve leading the project team in executing game vision, owning day-to-day operations plus live game operations, maintaining alignment with the Executive Producer and Executive team, and managing Associate Producers.
Senior Audio Producer
We are currently seeking a joyful and inspired Senior Game Audio Producer to join Playful. The Audio Producer will be an essential leader of the Playful Corp audio team, heading up process and organization to ensure delivery of outstanding experiences that are on time, on budget, and in the Playful Corp. way – joyful
and creatively inspired!
Ready to Get Started?
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We’re located in one of America’s most livable cities. Just 30 minutes north of Dallas in the town of McKinney, Texas, our studio is on the historic downtown square, home to antique shops, art galleries, parks with large trees, restaurants, and a vibrant, family-friendly community.
The studio is a 55,000 Sq foot, state of the art building featuring reclaimed wood, brick and dark metal that make up a beautiful industrial aesthetic.
PERKS & BENEFITSBesides the specific areas listed below, Playful offers a fun working environment, complete with a beautiful studio, fully stocked kitchens, fun employee and family events, and also opportunities to give back to our local community through a variety of service projects.
We focus on fairness, transparency, and generosity.
We pay 100% of all health, dental, and vision coverage for our employees and families. We also provide paid family leave, life insurance, 401k, and a host of other ancillary benefits.
Work Life Balance
We actively work against crunch; we recognize that individuals do their best work when they are able to come in refreshed, recharged, and excited for the day ahead. We value family time and have a generous paid time off plan as well as flexible daily start and end times.
We are lifelong learners and encourage our team to continue to build current skills and learn new things through Playful sponsored conference attendance, onsite learning opportunities, or other educational courses.