January 2014 saw Psiclone Games become part of the PlayTech Group. Already successful and established within the Gambling and Gaming Industry, Psiclone now has the added benefits of the support of a much larger parent company.
Playtech believes that there are significant combined benefits to be gained from the acquisition by combining Playtech’s extensive distribution network, sector knowledge and expertise with the Psiclone team’s understanding of the retail sector, and the UK market in particular. Working with the Playtech group will provide greater online and mobile distribution opportunity in the future for Psiclone content to be added to Playtech’s cross channel offering.
Mor Weizer, CEO of Playtech commented, “I am delighted to welcome the Psiclone team to the Playtech family, and look forward to our combined expertise enhancing our cross channel offering in the UK during 2014 and internationally in years to come.”
Mike Fox, Founder MD of Psiclone commented, “Here at Psiclone we are pleased to be forming a partnership with a larger organisation. It gives us access to more resources and new markets as well as solidifying our position in the UK. Having already worked with the Playtech team for a while we are confident their investment in the business will be mutually beneficial for Playtech, our team and customers old and new”
Psiclone Games Ltd are pleased to have been chosen by Inspired Gaming Group as one of only 2 external suppliers to support Inspired’s entry into the new Italian Comma6b market.
Psiclones unique game engine gives them the ability to make a single game interact with many different platforms and this coupled with their rapid and flexible development cycle and many years of experience working with Inspired made them the ideal candidate.
Several of Psiclones range of successful UK category B3 games such as ‘Snakes, Ladders & Cash Adders’ which is still going strong a year after release and ‘Escape the Rat Race’ which (just like its predecessor Snakes) jumped straight to a top quartile position when launched on William Hill’s LBO estate will be converted to the new market.
Sean Bastick, director of Psiclone said “We are happy to be moving into the Italian market and exploring the new opportunities that it presents. We have a proven track record of creating quality content on Inspired’s terminals and we are confident this will be a successful venture.”
After exhaustive testing and plenty of governmental inspection Inspired Gaming Group’s Italian Comma6b platform goes live and with it Psiclone’s Snakes & Ladders Game.
This is the first and only game to have a live progressive jackpot in Italy under the new Comma6b regulations. This puts Psiclone at the forefront of the new gaming experiencein Italy. Addendum since going live the game has paid a great many jackpots, some over €250,000.
Despite the global recession, demand for Psiclone Games products and services is getting stronger all the time. Following on from successful London IGE & ATEI shows, in contrast to many other companies Psiclone has been recruiting and has recently further increased the size of both its art and programming departments. This will enable Psiclone to increase its output, expand its customer base and further enhance its already recognised high standards.
One of the new art departments first tasks is to revamp the company website www.psiclonegames.co.uk to reflect the new exiting products Psiclone have in store for 2009.
Director Sean Bastick commented: “Our strategy of keeping a small team of quality staff worked well for us in 2008. With a greater workload forecast for 2009 we feel the time is right to slowly expand whilst sticking to our small team policy“.