Time is the ultimate critic


Magnus Olsson, Head of Sales and Account Management at Play’n GO.

When we think of our favourite film, book, or music, there’s the current box office hit, bestseller and top of the charts. But there are also those that hit that nostalgic part of our brains that we can’t help but return to time and time again as they give us a buzz of familiarity. This is our philosophy when it comes to our games.

Despite time gone by and what seems to be an endless stream of new content to tickle your fancy, at Play’n GO we endeavour to create titles that give the same buzz as the latest and greatest no matter how many times they’re played. We design games that stand the test of time and take entertainment to the next level. 

How? Well, there are a number of ways we do this. Obviously we can’t reveal to you all our secrets, but we can give you a little insight into what makes a game that can walk the line of time without fatigue, and that players and operators alike will have zeal for beyond initial release.

So, what happens next?

Never underestimate the power of a good series. 

A follow up to a story and an array of characters that we already have an affinity with paves the way for a game that already has a solid foundation before the loading page appears. Having that feeling of familiarity already sets us on the right foot for a game that will not only stand the test of time but have players left wanting the next chapter in the story. 

A series can take various forms and follow different rules, but the main ones we use in the Play’n GO universe are narrative and anthology. 

Rise of Olympus for example, was released way back in 2018 and as we careen towards the middle of 2022 it still holds one of the top spots as a favourite among players. Placed within our Greek Mythology ‘world’ Rise of Olympus tells the story of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades as they deal with the aftermath of overthrowing their father, the titan Cronus. 

On the horizon, a new Greek Mythology slot is set for release at the beginning of May, Rise of Gods: Reckoning, which sees Zeus, Poseidon and Hades in a new reality and with a whole new challenge ahead. Before the game is even released players will already have a gage of who the characters are, giving a buzz of familiarity. 

Not only will they have experienced Rise of Olympus, but everyone knows the characters through other forms of entertainment and culture.

In the other corner, there is the narrative series that follows a continuous story where the plot evolves in each sequel. 

The Dead Series for example, has an underlying plot device where each game reveals the next step to towards unlocking the cursed treasure. Not only does this kind of series give the player familiarity in artwork and goals and even sometimes the marrying of features – like in Secret of Dead where features from the Legacy of Dead and Scroll of Dead appear – but also the feeling of completion. 

Both work in their own way but each lends itself to themes, characters and visuals that create truly immerse gameplay.

When features meet narratives

As time goes on, feature developments create new ways to immerse players into the stories, characters, and the pure entertainment of our games. 

Take 15 Crystal Rose: A Tale of Love, another game that sits beautifully in one of our Play’n GO worlds. Our first love-themed game to enter the Arthurian Legend follows the tale of Sir Lancelot and his quest to recover the 15 Crystal Roses so that he can prove his worth as a suitor to Princess Elaine.

Amongst the many features of this game, there is one that isn’t so common in the industry (so far). Players have the ability to keep track of their progress through the innovative Quest Map feature. The Quest Map not only shows the location of the 15 Crystal Roses, but it will also open at the beginning and the end of Free Spin sessions to show how many crystals the player has collected. 

Combined with the already epic tale, this innovative feature helps to drive the narrative, retain player engagement and immersion into the world of the game. This kind of attention detail is what takes our games to the next level.

Time makes things clearer

If you were to step back and look at all of our titles chronologically, you will physically see our carefully curated timeline of thumbnails that play their part in the bigger Play’n GO picture. 

This is just part of the reason Play’n GO games are elite in their standing in the industry and why players choose our games time and time again.