Hello, we’re glad you stopped by.

We believe that the experience of creating software is powerful, liberating and a lot of fun. We founded Playful Software in late 2020 to bring that experience to everyone, regardless of their technical background.

When it comes to making fun software, we know what we’re doing. We created Picnik, a popular web-based photo editor that was purchased by Google. Before that, Darrin co-founded Spiffcode, creators of Warfare, Inc, which won a Palm OS Game of the Year award. Mike co-founded Valve Software, creators of Half-Life, which won “Best Game of All Time” by PC Gamer. Before gaming, we worked on the not-award-winning Microsoft Bob and a couple of operating systems at Microsoft. All this experience has shaped how we look at software and has led us to this point in time.

Now we are creating the world’s first No-Code Creative Platform. Watch for our product release in 2022. If you want to be one of the first to check it out, fill out this survey. If you want to help make Playful — and you’re also a curious and kind person who values inclusivity and appreciates robot humor — check out our open positions or get in touch with us at joinus@playful.software

We look forward to creating with you.


Darrin Massena Mike Harrington