September 14, 2021
JackMobileCasinos Exclusive Interview with Andrzej Hyla, CCO at Wazdan
A long-waited Wazdan interview with JackMobileCasinos goes live, thanks to Andrzej Hyla, CCO, Wazdan. We are happy to present a responsible and talented online casino software supplier. This article will be interesting for newcomers and vivid gamblers. Come and find out interesting facts about Wazdan.
Your games boast unique and interesting features which are indeed useful and easy for the players – this is amazing! How did you implement these features – step by step by studying your audience or in advance based on your experience?
There’s plenty of steps involved in creating our features while keeping player satisfaction at the forefront of our minds. As many of our developers are players themselves, they have an idea of what features, themes, and mechanics they want to see in games, and ultimately be able to play. We also undertake intensive market research to ensure that our ideas are reciprocated by the wider iGaming community.
All aspects of product development undergo rigorous and careful testing and we only release products when we’re completely satisfied. It’s a collaborative effort, with teams working alongside each other to create exciting new mechanics and products for our players to enjoy, such as the Unique Wazdan Features for customisable gameplay. Our headline addition has been the Hold the Jackpot feature, which has been hugely popular, leading us to create eight titles so far in the series, each of which brings a unique aspect to the table.
Are you thinking about cooperating with other online slots popular features licensees?
There are clearly merits to collaborating with other suppliers to take licences, something we’re seeing more and more across the industry for a real variety of games. There’s also the growth of ‘third-party programmes’ where smaller studios are able to operate under a larger umbrella.
While these are clearly exciting developments for the sector, there is so much scope for growth internally that piggybacking onto other licences can potentially stifle innovation in the industry. In a clamour to get the latest mechanics licensed, studios may lose sight of why players enjoy their games.
There is definitely something to explore in this idea, but our sole focal point won’t be aiming to license other provider’s mechanics.
Wazdan has a big portfolio of online gambling regulators’ licenses. What do you think about the gradual expansion of other companies in the American market?
The American market is something that could truly be a behemoth in the igaming world, but at the moment, it’s easier to look at it as numerous separate markets. Each state has its own regulations, needs and unique flavour. We have recently received a transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) to launch a selection of our award-winning online and mobile games in New Jersey. Our US entry marks another exciting phase for us as we look to bring our product range to American players, with plans to enter Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia soon.
That being said, there’s so much scope for growth in not just North America but Latin America, where we’ve already entered Colombia, and the potential in this market is huge.
What is your source of inspiration?
There are so many things that act as an inspiration when we make slot games, but our core focus remains unwavering – creating great games for our fans. With games designed for players by players, we feel like we have a deep understanding of what the industry needs with each game. Our new Hold the Jackpot games collection has been well received by players all over the world, while each new game in the series offers new exciting features, interesting themes, stunning graphics, and immersive gameplay. We’ve just entered the Greek market and will release a Greek-themed slot Power of Gods™: Hades on September 8th.
There’s so much raw material out there to act as inspiration but games are always developed with our main goal at the forefront of our minds.
What are the 3 main things that make Wazdan stand out from the rest game developers?
The customisable options for players allow us to stand apart in our slot offering. From Volatility Levels™ to Ultra Fast and Ultra Lite Modes, as well as a Big Screen Mode, and the Buy Feature players are able to tweak their gaming session to fit their needs, creating a truly unique gameplay that can vary from person to person. With many of these features also optimised for mobile play, users on any device are able to enjoy a thrilling Wazdan slot experience.
We pride ourselves on creating engaging content which immerses our players in the environments we’ve established. This, allied with our easy-to-understand gameplay and a clear and smooth UI/UX, ensures every Wazdan gaming experience is a pleasurable and memorable one.
The quality of our games in exceptional. From stunning audiovisuals to innovative features, each new game we release offers immersive gameplay experiences.
In your opinion, what is the best slot game you have developed and you are most proud of?
While we’re very proud of our entire portfolio, two clear standouts have been Larry the Leprechaun and 9 Lions. Both games gained recognition among the iGaming industry. 9 Lions won the Hot Product Award at G2E Asia, whilst Larry the Leprechaun was named Game Of The Year at the MGA Awards. With the continued popularity of these games, it’s been a very exciting journey, and even now they remain top performers with our fan base.
Players all over the world enjoy our new products as well. Great example of that is our freshly baked title Fortune Reels, where players can enjoy Asian themed artwork and also can have a chance to try out or Hold the Jackpot bonus round with new exciting features.
What to expect from Wazdan in the future?
There’s a lot to look forward to at Wazdan. We’ve got a number of exciting products coming out, incorporating some of the most popular mechanics in our portfolio, as well as completely new features, that we believe will become very strong performers. One of our newest features is the Hold the Jackpot bonus round. This unique and exciting mechanics immediately gained recognition among our fans all around the world and is now universally sought-after among players. Each Hold the Jackpot bonus round begins with 3 Re-spins. However, their number resets every time a new symbol is drawn on the reels, which adds even more excitement to this well-designed feature. What is more, in each game, the mechanic is enhanced and refined to create immersive gaming experiences.
Our Cash Drop tool is also going from strength to strength and there are so many more ways we can expand our promotional network. Cash Drop is a completely customisable gamification tool that awards random prizes and rewards to players, with proven retention for participating operator partners.
As a game developer though, our core priority will always be the development of immersive gaming experiences for our fans, and that’s something that we can always be counted on delivering. We’ve got a number of upcoming hits incorporating our Hold the Jackpot feature, including Power of Gods™: Hades, Sizzling Bells™, and Jelly Reels™, and we can’t wait to launched them.
Interview originally published on JackMobileCasinos.com