Major Mobile Video Game Developer Calls Allen Home

Andrew Greenstein
September 21, 2018 - 8:00 am
BossFight Entertainment

BossFight Entertainment

ALLEN (1080 KRLD) - One of the more popular mobile video games is developed in Allen.

Dungeon Boss has been downloaded on tens of thousands of mobile devices around the world.

The company that makes it all happen is Boss Fight Entertainment, which recently relocated to Watters Creek in Allen.

"We started with about 15 people. We grew that (original McKinney) location to about 45-50 people," says Scott Winsett, Boss Fight Entertainment chief operating officer. "And so, we quickly identified the need to get more office space so that we can continue to grow."

Winsett says after the company outgrew its previous location, it made all the sense in the world to relocate to Watters Creek.

"This is Allen's only Class A building," Winsett notes. "The city put together a very attractive package for us to relocate. Two of the three founders live in Allen."

Along with Dungeon Boss, Boss Fight Entertainment develops Halo Wars, CastleVille and FrontierVille, among others.

All are free to download and play and have in-app purchases, which Chief Creative Officer Bill Jackson says is the most ideal way to do it.

"That's the only business model that really generates the kind of revenue that I think companies are seeking when they get a hit product," Jackson says.

Jackson says mobile is the future of video games.

"That's a fantastic opportunity to spend ten minutes in one of our worlds with one of our games," Jackson says, "and if you'd like to later to spend more time, that's possible as well. "

And the company continues to grow.

"Right now, we're pushing right up on 90 employees," says CEO David Rippy, "with growth expectations to get to about 120 in the next year or so."

And it appears that those employees will be working in Allen for many years to come.