Light & Wonder Boosts OPENGAMING™ Platform Offering with Bang Bang Games Deal
Boutique studio set to dazzle players with supercharged games developed via Playzido technology featuring memorable art, design and bonus features
LAS VEGAS – July 10, 2023 – Light & Wonder, Inc. (NASDAQ and ASX: LNW) (“Light & Wonder,” “L&W” or the “Company”) has added Bang Bang Games content to its market-leading OpenGaming content aggregation platform, bringing new worlds of play to operator partners worldwide.
Founded in 2020, Bang Bang Games is a boutique gaming studio that specialises in creating simple, yet powerful gaming concepts wrapped in memorable themes that implement high quality art, design and animation and supercharged crescendo-style bonus rounds.
The studio has released a string of hugely popular titles over the last three years including Super Cash Drop, Jokrz Wild UltraNudge and Rainbow Power Potz UltraNudge.
As part of this deal, exclusive content developed by Bang Bang Games will be distributed to a global network of operators via the OpenGaming platform through Playzido technology. The Light & Wonder-owned content creation platform allows independent studios to develop and rapidly deploy exciting and localized content.
The addition of Bang Bang Games to Light & Wonder’s roster of game studio partners further solidifies its OpenGaming platform as one of the world’s leading digital casino ecosystems. The deal also demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to diversifying its content offering, as well as providing an opportunity for independent studios to significantly boost their international reach.
Steve Mayes, Digital Partnerships Director at Light & Wonder: “Bang Bang Games is an up-and-coming studio that fills us with excitement. We could not be more delighted to have them on board as our latest OpenGaming platform partner.
“We are looking forward to rolling out some truly first-class content from this team and we’re confident that our operator partners will agree that the addition of Bang Bang’s games will be a real boost to their offerings.”
Frank McPolin, CEO at Bang Bang Games said: “We have worked with Light and Wonder, and more specifically Playzido for a number of years now on various development projects and couldn’t be more excited to finally be offering our own game portfolio through this incredible technology.
“The opportunity to bring a packed roadmap of brand-new exclusive games to the Playzido network is very exciting! We can’t wait to start distributing our awesome games to the wider audience base that Light & Wonder brings us."
About Light & Wonder, Inc.
Light & Wonder, Inc. is the leading cross-platform global games company. Through our three unique, yet highly complementary businesses, we deliver unforgettable experiences by combining the exceptional talents of our 6,000+ member team, with a deep understanding of our customers and players. We create immersive content that forges lasting connections with players, wherever they choose to engage. At Light & Wonder, it’s all about the games. The Company is committed to the highest standards of integrity, from promoting player responsibility to implementing sustainable practices. To learn more, visit lnw.com.
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