Meet 5 Video Game Makers That Call North Texas Home
Some of the most popular video games are made in Texas, and several gaming companies are headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth.
From Doom to Words With Friends, many popular games and gaming styles got their start in our corner of the Lone Star State.
Here are five of the gaming companies that call North Texas home.
iD Software (Hometown: Richardson)
Employees of iD Software seem to enjoy living in Dallas-Fort Worth and in true Texas fashion they even have a few food and entertainment suggestions.
Playful Studios (Hometown: McKinney)
Bettner and his brother also co-created the smash smartphone hit Words With Friends in 2009 which was eventually sold to Zynga for about $53 million.
Lucky's Tale originally sold as a virtual reality game exclusive to the Oculus Rift headset. Later renditions of the game made their way to other platforms like the PC, XBOX and PlayStation.
PeopleFun (Hometown: Dallas)
The folks at PeopleFun are responsible for the wildly popular 'Wordscapes' series of mobile games.
They're also known for other wordy games like 'Word Stacks' and 'Word Chums.'
Robot Entertainment (Hometown: Plano)
Robot Entertainment was founded in 2009 by former team members of gaming company Ensemble Studios.
Gearbox Software (Hometown: Frisco)
Brothers In Arms is another popular game series created by Gearbox. It has more than 10 sequels, comic books, action figures, a documentary and a TV series is possibly in the works.
If you're looking to learn more about gaming and the history behind it — you're in luck!
The U.S. National Videogame Museum is based in Frisco and has a huge collection of games, video game consoles, and plenty of history to satiate anyone’s curiosity.
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