June 26, 2020
SlotCatalog.com interview with Andrzej Hyla: Q&A on the importance of player choices
Hi Andrzej and welcome to SlotCatalog’s game provider interview spotlight series. Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about Wazdan as a company.
As Head of Sales for Wazdan, I am responsible for all Wazdan games, and work towards the target that our games will be available in online casinos everywhere. Wazdan is passionate about games and wants to deliver great games to players, at their Spielbank of choice. This is our goal.
As part of this, I am also responsible for new partnerships. Myself and the Wazdan team work to bring more casinos on board so that we can reach more players.
Our portfolio offers a vast array of over 120 html5 online Spielbank games, including the classics and brand new video slots with stunning visual graphics and entertaining special features, plus popular table games.
We are known for the unique customisations in games designed to tailor them to the individual players preferences and increase their overall engagement.
What’s the main vision at Wazdan?
Our goal is to bring the unique value to the market. We believe that online Spielbank games are important entertainment and will continuously grow in the future thanks to the mutual commitment operators and game developers such as Wazdan. That is why we create games appealing to the broad market with unique functionalities that gives players freedom of choice how they want to play.
How is that vision reflected in your company culture and development process?
We create games with passion. Every member of #teamWazdan is passionate about games. That is why we play our games in the developing stage to check if we like them and what to improve. Everyone here can provide valuable opinion about what we create.
After eleven years in the industry, your game catalogue has become rather large. Which of your games is your favourite? Please motivate!
There are a lot of them. Larry The Leprechaun is one of the favourites because of its theme and mechanics. Also this is one of our best performing games which players really love. It opened doors for us to many Spielbank operators and brought a lot of benefits to our partners. This is a great example of the game that has it all. Great story behind with a fantastic main character. Top features included and superb audiovisuals. Larry won several game awards last year and is still very popular.
Given the size of your portfolio I guess you have games for all kind of players, beginner, intermediate players and hardcore slot enthusiasts. Is there any of those player categories that gets some extra love in the game that you produce?
In Wazdan we put focus on players’ needs. That is why we create games that fit players preferences thanks to the tailorable features such as Volatility Levels™. This one enables players to set the volatility level of the game at each spin so both high and low rollers can enjoy gameplay. We aim at creating games for everyone.
What can we expect from you in the close future, what releases do you have coming up?
In nearest future we plan to release 3 new games. First one, Infinity Hero is for superhero enthusiasts. Designed for players who are fascinated by superheroes and love the cartoon look in comic books. It has unique comic book look of characters and based on them a long list of features and bonuses to engage and entertain players.
The next one – Telly Reels™ is a retro-style fruit slot that will be released exclusively on GVC’s casinos in the first weeks after launch. Telly Reels™ is sure to be a hit and takes the player back to the nostalgic world of old TVs. Players who enjoy reminiscing about vintage slot machines will enjoy the classic look of this fruit themed game, with its 5 Reels and 20 Paylines.
The third one is exciting new ancient Egypt themed slot that has been acquired by LeoVegas as an exclusive for their online Spielbank for the first weeks of it’s launch. Power of GodsTM: Egypt welcomes players to the mythical world of Egyptian gods with a Unique Ra Spins bonus with x7 Multiplier and Ancient Egypt themed Scatter and Wild symbols.
You have a rather expressive Provider Rank in several markets. Which market is your strongest one?
Right now Wazdan is growing really fast because we are focused on entering new markets. Like Spain where our top games will be available to players really soon. We want to expand globally with our great offer and our goals are set pretty high.
Would you like to share your predictions about the slot industry future, what trends will we see in the next years?
Players would want games more adjusted to their preferences. This is what we believe in Wazdan. Players want to have freedom of choice how they play. And we give them that in our newest games. Also slots will be more and more advanced in graphic design and audio. This is also what players want. They want games appealing to their taste. Wazdan games in this case are known for being state-of-the-art. For example Sonic Reels, whis is has vibrant colours, unique atmosphere and fantastic sound effects.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. Is there something you would like to say to our readers before we say goodbye?
Stay tuned as you should expect to see a lot of new games and ingame features coming from Wazdan soon.
Interview originally published on SlotCatalog.com