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Top-Tier Mobile Game Publishers Spend $21 Million on Custom Tech

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Top-tier mobile game publishers are investing more than $21 million to build and maintain internal technology and tooling. That’s the startling headline of new research from mobile game development company, Metaplay, which also dives into the hidden, human costs of game programmers who are diverted to work on tech instead of gaming content.

Based on a survey of 125 senior executives at large mobile game development companies in the United States, the data shows that large publishers are spending an average of $21,662,784 to build and maintain their backend tech. Respondents, all of whom are C-level execs or tech team leads at companies with at least 50 staff, were asked questions relating to the size of their tech teams, how long they had been working on internal tools, and their teams’ remuneration. They said:

  • $138,864 is the average salary of an employee working on internal tech at major publishers in the United States

  • 52 is the average number of employees working predominantly in internal tech

  • 36 months is the average number of months the companies surveyed had been building internal tech (just over three years)

Beyond the hard numbers, there are human costs associated with the in-house development of backend tech. Almost three-quarters (74%) of respondents said their game programmers had been impacted by being redeployed to work on internal tech as opposed to gaming content. Of those who had redeployed staff, 41% said that doing so had slowed the game development process, 34% said it had increased ‘crunch’ working practices, and 34% said this led to higher employee turnover.

Teemu Haila, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Metaplay, commented:

“As a company which has spent almost four years focused entirely on building backend tech for mobile games, even we had to do a double-take when we saw these stats. Shipping a long-lasting hit game was already very challenging, but the current state of the mobile gaming market means investment at this level without any guarantee of success is incredibly risky. We’re trying to fix the binary choice of ‘build vs buy’ when it comes to backend tech – where ‘build’ means expensive and ‘buy’ means unscalable, so mobile devs can focus on making great content.”

Matt Wilson, mobile gaming advisor and investor, said:

“This research shows that building internal tech is becoming prohibitively expensive as well as distracting game-makers from their day jobs. As an investor, I generally want to see as much capital as possible to go towards developing the product. Many companies still suffer from an ‘if it’s not built here, it’s not good enough’ mentality but, while that may have been true in the past, it’s certainly not always the case now.”

Further key findings from the research:

  • Top-tier game studios in the US are most likely to be developing strategy games (58%) and shooters (57%). They’re least likely to be working on hypercasual (22%) and card-collecting games (18%)

  • Respondents’ companies are most likely to outsource or use third-party tooling for security and compliance (43%), multiplayer and/or matchmaking (42%), and game logic server hosting (41%). They’re least likely to outsource observability tooling (26%), and data pipelines (14%)

As well as being available as a whitepaper here, the research has today been released as a hard copy book which is available at Nordic Game Conference stand D6, or on request from Metaplay.

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Double Win For Kaizen Gaming at 2024 EGR Marketing & Innovation Awards

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Kaizen Gaming wins ‘Best Native App’ and ‘Responsible Gambling Marketing Campaign’

Kaizen Gaming, one of the world’s largest GameTech companies, has achieved another significant milestone, securing two prestigious wins at the EGR Marketing & Innovation Awards held in London earlier this month. Recognised for ‘Best Native App’ and ‘Responsible Gambling Marketing Campaign’, the double win reaffirms Kaizen Gaming’s steadfast commitment to delivering unparalleled, safe and secure betting experiences for its customers.

The ‘Best Native App’ award is given to the operator that has developed a market-leading native app over the past 12 months. The award highlights the remarkable success of Kaizen Gaming’s and its premium brand’s, Betano, highly engaging mobile-first strategy, resulting from a commitment to ever-improving game play, elevated experiences and a laser sharp focus on customer centricity.

Kaizen Gaming was also celebrated at the awards for its impactful promotion of responsible gambling. The campaign for Stoiximan, the sports betting and gaming brand Kaizen Gaming operates in Greece and Cyprus, featuring top Stoiximan Super League (Super League Greece)  footballers and the tagline “If you’re always in the game, then it’s not a game anymore,” garnered over one million views on YouTube and extensive media coverage, amplifying its significant success in raising awareness.

Pablo Puertas, Marketing Director of Kaizen Gaming, commented: “Winning twice at this year’s EGR Marketing and Innovation Awards is a fantastic recognition of the hard work and dedication of every single person at Kaizen Gaming. With an exciting summer of sports ahead and a growing number of fans embracing mobile-first entertainment, our team continues to set new standards in delivering the most trusted and exceptional sportsbook experiences available worldwide. Crucially, ensuring strict adherence to regulation and customer access to essential support and tools for responsible gambling will always be our top priority. Working with top sports stars in our awareness campaigns helps us to effectively communicate the importance of participating responsibly in betting activities.”

The EGR Marketing & Innovation Awards honour the most innovative and creative companies in the online gaming industry. Celebrating commercial success, game-changing innovation, exemplary customer service and marketing prowess, the awards highlight companies and individuals who have excelled in the last year.

Kaizen Gaming’s double win at this year’s awards builds on the company reaching new heights in the world of sport with it also becoming the first bookmaker to gain approved partner status for both UEFA EURO 2024™️, and CONMEBOL Copa America™️ 2024. The company also recently joined the English Premier League, with Betano becoming Aston Villa FC’s principal and front-of-shirt sponsor.

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Circusbet, a new bookmaker available in France

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This is the good surprise of this month of June 2024, CircusBet is a new bookmaker available in the French regulated market. Launched on June 5, CircusBet is now the 16th legal betting site in the country.

 

CircusBet is replacing BarrièreBet

Circusbet has obtained an ANJ (formerly ARJEL) license number, but it did not do this on his own. The bookmaker launched the website www.circusbet.fr in France using the existing license of BarrièreBet, another French betting platform, which had closed its doors on May 31st 2024. 

More and more bookmakers are using this method to enter highly regulated markets like France. We have already seen the cases of Vbet which shared its license number and Olybet which should arrive soon by taking over the license number of France Pari. We still don’t know at that stage what it will mean for former Barrière Bet players, if a welcome offer is ever available on CircusBet.

 

Circus already have some activities in France

Since 2018, Circus Casino France has operated the Briançon casino and recently strengthened its presence with the acquisition, on March 25, of the Vals-les-Bains casino in Ardèche. With this new acquisition, the group, owned by the Belgian company Gaming 1, now has six establishments in France. The group has great ambitions on the French market, particularly with its online betting site. Gaming1 is working with BetConstruct on this CircusBet project.

Gaming1 is most known for its flagship brand, Circus, which operates within the Belgian gambling and sports betting market. Gaming1 already has brands present in, on top of other regions in Europe such as Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland. 

 

CircusBet online platform

As for the betting site from CircusBet, the bookmaker has chosen a dedicated TLD French domain circusbet.fr. For more details on CircusBet in France, you can go to the website lebonparisportif.com, a bookmaker comparator in France, who published a review of CircusBet (in French).

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Endorphina Launches Brand-new Game Tools: E-drops and Tournaments

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The top casino software provider, Endorphina, has just announced the launch of its two intriguing promotional tools, E-drops, and Tournaments.

The company explained E-drops as tools that inject excitement into the players’ gaming experience, functioning through dynamic Prize Drop actions, where random cash prizes will be unpredictably distributed from a diverse prize pool.

Endorphina laid out a few key benefits of this new tool, including additional excitement for players, instant gratification through immediate rewards, player retention, differentiation, and the attraction of new players to the online gaming platform.

Furthermore, Endorphina describes the tournament tool as structured competitive events allowing players to display their competitive side and use it to their advantage to win attractive prizes. With tournaments, players will compete against each other to achieve the highest score by playing selected slot games at a set time.

According to Endorphina, this tool brings many benefits, including increased engagement, revenue, and retention rates, promotion of new games, enhanced customer loyalty, and a competitive edge over the competition. However, the provider disclosed that Tournaments and E-drops availability may vary depending on the applicable jurisdiction.

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