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?


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 EmpiresHalo 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.


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!

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.





















Besides 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.

Competitive Compensation

We focus on fairness, transparency, and generosity.

Unmatched Benefits

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.

Career Development

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.


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