Our Story

It started with a grand vision of immersive, playable worlds where entire societies could be formed. However, until now, the technology available couldn’t support such a huge endeavor. Enter cloud-native technology, which allows us to create and support brand new kinds of gameplay and game experiences in worlds that feel more real and engaging than we could ever have imagined.

Playable Worlds was founded in 2018 by Raph Koster and Eric Goldberg and is based in beautiful San Marcos, California. Our team is a talented and creative group of game industry veterans, collectively bringing decades of experience that help provide unique and diverse perspectives to create the most alive worlds ever.

Our Dream

We dream of living worlds where there’s space for everyone to play their own way and create their own stories. Worlds where players can play with their friends no matter what their skill level, and from any device. Worlds where their time matters – whether they play in short bursts or long sessions. 

Using modern cloud-native technology allows us to push the boundaries of what’s possible and make the future of online worlds a reality.

Our Values