Paul Bettner


Paul Bettner has been creating interactive entertainment for 24 years. In 2008, Paul and his brother David founded Newtoy, Inc., to create the smash hit Words with Friends and change mobile social gaming forever. Prior to Newtoy, Paul worked at Microsoft Game Studios where he helped create the blockbuster hits Halo Wars and Age of Empires.

In 2012 Paul founded a new game development
studio: PLAYFUL CORP. Today, Playful carries on the tradition of creating beloved products that bring joy to the world through play. Their first shipped title, Lucky’s Tale, is a delightful platforming adventure designed exclusively for virtual reality and bundled with every Oculus Rift.

Paul is an avid pilot and devoted family man. He lives in a 110 year-old home in McKinney, Texas with his lovely wife, Katy, and their three adorable children – Eloise, Arthur and Charlie.