Slot supplier Blueprint Gaming has launched a new development studio as part of an effort to deliver localised games to markets around the world.
Based in Malta, Lucksome will primarily develop new online slots, but will also work on other styles of games and a new multi-game concept.
The first set of games to be released via the Blueprint remote game server in the second quarter of this year.
Bryan Upton, a games design and content strategy specialist who most recently worked at NetEnt, will head up the new studio as director.
Josefin Uppeke will serve as head of creative and games designer for Lucksome, while Johan John has been brought in as senior product manager.
“Our studio’s team is highly experienced in designing great games that resonate with players in multiple regions,” Upton said.
“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.”
Blueprint’s director of design Simon Thompson added: “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.”
Blueprint also operates the Games Warehouse, Livewire, Project, Reel Time Gaming (RTG) and Merkur Gaming studios.