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Malta – Blueprint unveils new development studio

By - 20 January 2021

Blueprint Gaming has unveiled the industry’s newest development studio, Lucksome. Joining Blueprint’s multi-studio strategy, Lucksome is led by a team with a collective experience of 29 years in games design from across the online, land based and social casino sectors on a worldwide market scale.

The new venture has strong ambitions to deliver localised games that are built with the player in mind and innovative concepts.

The Lucksome team based in Malta is headed by Bryan Upton, a games design, content strategy specialist and industry veteran, who most recently worked at NetEnt, running the company’s RNG games product development unit. He has over 14 years’ experience within the gaming industry, having previously worked for IGT, OpenBet and Inspired.

The company also features former NetEnt and Yggdrasil employees Josefin Uppeke, who joins as Head of Creative and Games Designer, and Johan John, Senior Product Manager.

Lucksome is a wholly owned group company that will benefit from Blueprint’s RGS platform. The team will work closely with Simon Thompson, one of its founders, who directs design for the group.

Simon Thompson, Director of Design at Blueprint Gaming, commented: “The Lucksome team have a strong background within the casino sector and we’re delighted to welcome them to the Blueprint family.

“With another games studio joining our portfolio, our design capabilities have elevated to a new level which will provide a strong base for us to bring fresh and engaging content to the market.”

The new studio will, in addition to online slots, be exploring other styles of games, as well as unveiling a new multi-game concept in Q1. The first games designed by Lucksome are set to be distributed through Blueprint’s RGS platform within Q2 of 2021.

Lucksome becomes the latest studio under Blueprint’s portfolio of games studios following in the footsteps of Games Warehouse, Livewire, Project, Reel Time Gaming (RTG) and Merkur Gaming. The addition of Lucksome is an important move in Blueprint’s efforts to extend its international footprint, providing operators with quality, localised content across multiple markets.

Bryan Upton, Director at Lucksome, said: We’re very excited to unveil Lucksome to the industry and to be part of the Blueprint family. Our studio’s team is highly experienced in designing great games that resonate with players in multiple regions.

“Coupled with the group’s prolific games development technology, I’m confident we’ll bring even more exciting and innovative content to Blueprint’s already rich portfolio.

“Building a presence in Malta is an important move for the group and shows the strong intent we have to work more closely with operators and broaden our reach.”

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