McKinney-based Playful Corp. is an independent gaming studio founded in 2013 known as the developer of the Lucky’s Tale franchise and Creativerse. Quickly outgrowing their space, they needed a new workspace to accommodate their growth while showcasing their playful style.


Corporate, Gaming


McKinney, Texas


Design, product selection, custom design, project management, and installation


The Challenge

Playful’s old space was 6,000 square feet, and they were looking to upgrade to a brand new 60,000 square foot space to help attract new employees and improve the wellness of current employees. As a gaming company, technology is an integral part of their culture, therefore the space needed to accommodate multiple facets of “technology”.  They also wanted their space to fully embody the Playful brand with a playful, modern, and comfortable environment.

The Solution

Their new building was built with an industrial vibe with lots of steel and open brick and it was important that the workstations and furniture matched this aesthetic. We held detailed design sessions with the Playful management and our design team to ensure our solution did not look like your typical commercial office furniture. Playful also had very specific power requirements; we worked closely with the Tailored Solutions Team at Haworth to make their dream workstation, in terms of aesthetic and power, a reality.

The Outcome

Spencer + Company delivered a playful, yet sophisticated environment that perfectly molded to Playful’s vision in November 2018. Their new office can fit over 200 employees in workstation clustered “neighborhoods”, which is a major upgrade from their old space requiring 70 employees to squeeze together. The new space features height adjustable desks and ergonomic seating for employee wellness, an outdoor seating area, and a café/lounge space that overflows with snacks and coffee.  Their space is located in downtown McKinney within walking distance to numerous restaurants and fun shopping.