Blueprint Gaming has unveiled the latest addition to its multi-studio strategy, as the slot supplier lauds the international growth capabilities of new Malta-based games studio Lucksome.
The addition is praised as “an important move” in Blueprint’s efforts to extend its global footprint, and strives to provide operators with quality, localised content across multiple markets.
The new studio will, in addition to online slots, be exploring other styles of games, as well as unveiling a multi-game concept in Q1. The first games designed by Lucksome are set to be distributed through Blueprint’s RGS platform within the second quarter of 2021.
Lucksome becomes the latest studio under Blueprint’s portfolio, following in the footsteps of Games Warehouse, Livewire, Project, Reel Time Gaming and Merkur Gaming.
Simon Thompson, director of design at Blueprint Gaming, commented: “The Lucksome team have a strong background within the casino sector and we’re delighted to welcome them to the Blueprint family.
“With another games studio joining our portfolio, our design capabilities have elevated to a new level which will provide a strong base for us to bring fresh and engaging content to the market.”
Lucksome, which asserts “strong ambitions to deliver localised games that are built with the player in mind,” boasts a team with a collective 29 years in games design across the online, land based and social casino sectors.
Headed by Bryan Upton, who most recently worked at NetEnt, running the company’s RNG games product development unit, the company also features former NetEnt and Yggdrasil employees Josefin Uppeke, who joins as head of creative and games designer, and Johan John, senior product manager.
“We’re very excited to unveil Lucksome to the industry and to be part of the Blueprint family,” Upton added. “Our studio’s team is highly experienced in designing great games that resonate with players in multiple regions.
“Coupled with the group’s prolific games development technology, I’m confident we’ll bring even more exciting and innovative content to Blueprint’s already rich portfolio.
“Building a presence in Malta is an important move for the group and shows the strong intent we have to work more closely with operators and broaden our reach.”