Konami and Play Studio Develop Social Online Casino

Published Saturday, August 09, 2014 - Online-Casinos.com
Konami and Play Studio Develop Social Online Casino

The free to play social gaming industry is thriving in the hope that some time in the future those companies who have the infrastructure will hit the ground running. Game development is a big part of the business with innovation coming in at all levels. PlayStudios, one such game development company specialises in creating free-to-play casino games. The company has struck deal with casino gaming and systems firm Konami Gaming. The arrangement will see PlayStudios’ myVEGAS established as a social and mobile channel for a variety of the Konami portfolio of products.

Available on Apple iOS, Android and Kindle mobile devices, the myVEGAS game is free to play and is also available on the social networking website Facebook. PlayStudios chief executive officer Andrew Pascal commented, “Licensing established content has been the dominant creative paradigm in the slot industry for quite some time,”

Konami Gaming, Inc. is a subsidiary of the world-renowned entertainment developer Konami Corporation that was founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1973. Pascal continued to say, “From game shows, to rock bands, to blockbuster movies, casino slot manufacturers have been leveraging the brand equity of pop culture content. Now it’s our turn to bring established Las Vegas gaming content into the free-to-play social and mobile space.”

Chief executive officer and vice-president of Konami, Steve Sutherland added, “We have been very deliberate in our evaluation of opportunities to bring Konami’s popular game themes online. In PlayStudios, we identified a partner with an experienced management team, a high-quality product, and an engaging customer experience that combined to create an opportunity for our games to thrive on their social application.”  “We are optimistic that PlayStudios’ social platform will expose our game themes, like China Mystery, to new customers while also making them available to existing fans who may be looking to play them online.”




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