As 2021 attracts to a shut, a look again over the past 12 months reveals a interval of success for Kalamba Games, and additionally one of nice change. Kalamba CEO and Co-Founder, Steve Cutler runs us via his highlights and what he expects for 2022.
It doesn’t look like that way back that the group at Kalamba Games was celebrating our first anniversary, however since then, and approaching our fifth birthday in December, we’ve gone from a start-up to a recognised supplier of high quality merchandise to the igaming trade. Despite 2021 nonetheless affected by the results of the worldwide pandemic, it has witnessed one of the best years of progress for us.
Such successes don’t come simply, or with out a stable product to again your self with and we’ve been lucky sufficient to have a tremendous group in place that has been capable of produce simply that. Our line-up of video games this year has been one of our strongest and most various ever – from the eerie fairground of Ducks Till Dawn to the religious sequel to 1 of our greatest performing video games ever, Blazing Bull 2 – a sport on which we registered the billionth spin ever made on a Kalamba sport!
It’s troublesome to decide on the most effective amongst such a record, however the spotlight was most likely the eighth in our profitable Joker collection, Joker Times. Its basic Vegas-style reels with a twist proved a hit amongst gamers and it has even been up to date for a festive outing this December with Joker Times Xmas Edition.
Launching earlier than that, nevertheless, was Age of Huracan, which loved the honour of being our fiftieth sport launch. Quite a bit has modified because the early days of our first-ever title, and we’ve come a good distance as a firm, which is obvious on this landmark title.
It wasn’t the one half-century we clocked up both, as our ever-growing group of tenacious innovators welcomed its fiftieth member. One of the good issues about a firm like ours is seeing how individuals are available in and strengthen a group of hard-working colleagues that continues to help our progress ambitions and the companions we get pleasure from working with day-after-day.
Our increasing portfolio of video games and instruments has made the job of collaborating with new shoppers in new jurisdictions and areas extremely simpler too. Since the flip of the year, we’ve taken our video games into Italy, Spain, Greece, Colombia, Portugal, Netherlands and Sweden and these markets are set to be adopted by a host of others as we transfer into 2022.
Perhaps the crowning glory of our latest industrial success is the award of our MGA licence, which, on prime of native certifications in Sweden, Croatia, Portugal, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands; will permit us to push even additional into regulated markets. It’s additionally been a busy year for awards, with quite a few nominations and quick record, notably being nominated for Innovator of the Year on the iGaming Idol Awards, and profitable silver for Best Game Soundtrack on the SBC Awards.
It’s sadly been one other troublesome year for Trade Shows, however we did handle to attend a few, with the latter half of the year culminating in a really wonderful SiGMA occasion which lastly noticed us catch up in particular person with so many of our previous, current and now future companions.
One of the most important shifts we’ve undertaken since our founding has been evolving into a future proof expertise supplier, in addition to a main video games studio. The launch of our Bullseye model, which contains our proprietary distant gaming server (RGS) and promotional instruments product choices is integral to our plans.
These instruments started rolling out in 2020, however this year has seen a host of enhancements, and 2022 will see many extra that can make Bullseye an excellent stronger proposition for operators. Its participant engagement credentials embrace tournaments, leaderboards, metagames with commonplace progressive and thriller jackpots, plus a new AI-driven predictive CRM platform, StarGazer, which is ready to steer us into the brand new year with renewed objective and will open up a complete new avenue for our and our companions progress roadmaps.
Bullseye, with a laser give attention to an increasing video games portfolio serving regulated markets, represents the following stage within the core technique and imaginative and prescient we established again in 2016. Naturally, we look ahead to constructing additional on our video games library however making titles interconnected by way of meta-features and layers will guarantee we construct a participant pushed and market-leading slots expertise, not only for 2022 however for a few years to come back. Onwards and upwards!