ROCKLIN, Calif. – It may seem like a fancy frat house, but it's actually a home base for 5th Planet Games, a videogame company in Rocklin.
"We started just a group of friends that would play games together in their spare time," 5th Planet founder and Chief Executive Officer Rob Winkler explained.
That was back in 2009. Winkler and his friends launched their first game in 2010 on Facebook.
"It was kind of the Wild West," Winkler said. "We could put something out there and felt like it could do well."
And it did. Now, they're up to five games and working on a sixth one. You can play the game on their website, other gaming sites, Facebook and on mobile.
It's grown to a 70-person company. The startup raked in $10 million last year. It's pretty amazing considering the games are free to play. The company makes money when players pay for virtual goods and upgrades.