Online gambling industry content and solutions provider EveryMatrix has announced plans to master the game development vertical with the recent launch of Spearhead Studios.
Spearhead Studios, based in Marbella, Spain, is a new game studio created from a team that includes GiG Games, the game development arm of Gaming Innovation Group. The newly created studio is headed by Mathias Larsson, former managing Director of GiG Games.
Last September, GiG announced that it had made a strategic decision to no longer invest in its gig Games Studio, seeking to reduce operating costs and focus on key strategic areas. The game development studio was originally launched in 2017 and released its first in-house game developed in October 2018.
Following GiG's decision to suspend investment in its development division, EveryMatrix acquired the team, expanding its business.
The company said that Spearhead Studios ' own capabilities include:
- game concept design,
- UI/X design,
- sound production,
The studio team previously created the online slot Book of Souls, which collected more than 20 million game rounds in the first ten months after launch.
EveryMatrix said today that it has already outlined plans for the next phase of development for its new studio. These include the completion of several online slots projects and the release of table games such as roulette and blackjack, more about which you can read at Casinoz.
In connection with the launch of Spearhead Studios CEO and co-founder of EveryMatrix Ebbe Groes:
Getting into the realm of game development was something we wanted to do in the near future. The creation of a creative gaming studio led by a brilliant Executive like Mathias Larsson sets EveryMatrix apart in this competitive industry.
Mr. Larsson has more than a decade of experience in the gaming industry. He is the founder of digital gaming systems and games provider XIN Gaming. He has also worked for industry-recognized companies such as Ezugi and HoGaming.
About his new role as Managing Director of Spearhead Studios Mr. Larsson said:
I am very excited to be involved in the launch of Spearhead Studios and continue the work we have already started. Our highly talented and highly qualified team is sure to be successful in the coming years. The fact that it will become part of EveryMatrix will undoubtedly strengthen the offerings and help our content reach a larger audience.
The CEO of EveryMatrix noted that the activities of Spearhead Studios will remain highly independent and that the game developer will gain market share while remaining true to the principles of full transparency and maximum coverage in CasinoEngine.
CasinoEngine, owned by EveryMatrix, is one of the industry's largest aggregators of gaming content for casinos. Mr. Groes added that the "huge success" of the platform served as the backdrop for the acquisition of the former GiG Games team, as CasinoEngine has a strong engagement with Spearhead Studios.