Multiplayer mechanics are a recent innovation in the slot space, and are becoming increasingly leveraged across the sector.
Speaking to James Ross of SlotBeats about the company’s latest release, the multiplayer crash game AstroBoombers: To the Moon!, FunFair Games COO Lloyd Purser outlined his opinions on the role multiplayer games will play in the future of slots, and the wider gambling industry in general.
Distributed via RGS Matrix’s ‘out of the box’ server, AstroBoomers: To the Moon! takes communities of players on an intergalactic adventure, offering prizes of up to x2,500 available to those who eject from the game’s rocket at the right time.
“I think it’s really important for engagement and participation,” Purser began. “I’ve been involved in developing games and selling games for a number of years, and slots are fantastic and will always have their place.
“There are some amazing games that are coming out, but there is massive difference between pushing a button and a game telling you when you’ve won or lost, to making an active decision as to when you’re going to cash out, what you’re going to bet on and what you’re going to do next.
“Doing that with other people is a totally different experience and I think that’s really important for the future of gambling, and to bring a more engaging experience into the gambling ecosystem.”
Pursuer further discussed how cryptocurrency has become a ‘sweet spot’ for betting operators, as the emerging payment method enables companies to significantly increase the reach of their products.
He detailed: “It’s something we feel would be a sweet spot for any operator that does have players that are used to playing in bitcoin or ethereum, as they are used to playing these types of games on different types of gambling platforms or casinos.
“We wanted to build a game that we could distribute as far and wide as possible and as quickly as possible, so there were no restrictions on what types of currency can be used on this game and it’s really led by the operator.”