Plumbee To Develop Online Social Gaming Offerings In House

Published Sunday, August 12, 2012 -

Creating online games is big business all over the world and sometimes smaller and hungrier companies do a bang up job of being innovative and skilled at creating something new. Social gaming has become the new trend and companies are specializing in mobile platform applications to satisfy the growing need.

Plumbee, a specialist social casino game studio founded by former Electronic Arts Playfish execs, launched its first game on Facebook recently. Mirrorball Slots is a AAA social casino game with truly global appeal and a strong emphasis on high production values and rich, story-led gameplay. “We are strong believers in social games and specifically the remarkable growth in the social casino vertical has caught our attention. We're very excited to back the Plumbee team, with its extensive experience and proven track record in both social games and online gambling.” Said a spokesperson for the firm. The introduction of an in-house development team was announced recently by developer Plumbee, which confirmed that it has engaged former NextGen manager Peter Stathis as lead mathematician and game designer.

CEO of Plumbee, Raf Keustermans commented earlier, “I am thrilled to be working with a myriad of talented and passionate experts. With a world class team and the backing of numerous solid partners, I am convinced that Plumbee is in a great position to gun for a leadership position in the social casino arena.” The new team will be charged with diversifying and growing the firm’s popular Mirrorball Slots.

It will be made up of up to 12 employees, the company said in addition to an announcement that Plumbee's exclusive supplier agreement with Quickspin is also to continue. “We are delighted to welcome someone of Peter’s calibre and experience to our team,” said Keustermans, adding: "He will play a pivotal role in building out our in-house slots development team here in London. Our goal is to focus a lot of our time and energy on providing our players with the best possible content in the social casino space. “Building a top-notch in-house slots studio to complement our content from Quickspin is an obvious next step and the Plumbee slots team will work across both Facebook and mobile platforms. ”

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