It acquired HitPoint Studios and LuckyPoint to create new video games for Barstool and MyChoice
enn National Gaming is buying HitPoint Studios, and its spun-off actual cash gaming firm, LuckyPoint, so as to speed up Penn Game Studios, an in-house content improvement group centered on creating exclusive iCasino content for its clients. The acquisition is anticipated to shut within the close to time period.
“We are extremely excited to be launching Penn Game Studios, which is one other essential step in our firm’s evolution into the main omni-channel supplier of retail and interactive gaming, sports activities betting, and leisure. We will now have the power to create exclusive content for our audiences, additional leverage the Barstool Sports model and our database of 20 million my selection clients, and create cross-marketing alternatives with our brick and mortar amenities,” stated Jay Snowden, President & CEO of Penn National in a press launch.
HitPoint, an unbiased recreation design and improvement studio based in Massachusetts in 2008, has created greater than fifty video games for a few of the publishers and types within the trade, together with Microsoft, Ellen DeGeneres, EA/PopCap, Disney, Google, and NBCUniversal. HitPoint developed platforms for real-time multiplayer informal cell video games and at present runs the day-to-day dwell operations for a number of video games utilizing their proprietary know-how stack.
HitPoint continues as LuckyPoint to middle on real-money recreation improvement and the creation and operation of a distant gaming server. The LuckyPoint RGS brings quite a lot of gaming types to desktop and cell units, together with retro-style arcade video games and puzzle video games, moreover conventional on-line on line casino desk video games and slot machines.
Paul Hake, CEO of HitPoint stated: “We are thrilled to be becoming a member of Penn National and bringing our experience to the Company’s interactive division. We look ahead to including our creativity, design, and engineering abilities to an already well-accomplished group at Penn National.”
The group of 30 workers from HitPoint and LuckyPoint will likely be built-in into Penn National’s wholly-owned interactive division, Penn Interactive, as soon as the acquisition is accomplished. The group is comprised of designers, artists, and engineers.