Play’n GO (PNG) Software, Casinos and Slots
Anyone regularly playing computer games in the 90s was seen as a tech geek or gaming nerd. Fast forward to the 21st century, and you will find exactly such a group at the helm of the award-winning casino game developer Play’n GO. While starting out in the mid-‘90s as a contractor to the big software companies of the era, they decided to go it alone in 2005 and took on the challenge to become one of the most sought after online slot suppliers in iGaming.
The result is a portfolio exceeding 200 slots, bingo and table games developed by a meanwhile 350-strong workforce in five locations spread across the globe, geeks and nerds still included. Such has been their success that it is hard to imagine what an online casino lobby would look like today without their slot creations which include all-time favourites such as Rich Wild and the Book of Dead, Gemix and Reactoonz.
The first true Play’n GO slot is considered to have been the Western-themed Gunslinger from 2008 although there is no clear record whether any creations appeared earlier in online casino lobbies. The Växjö, Sweden-headquartered studio raised for the first time the eyebrows in the player community with the first true grid slot called Troll Hunters.
The mechanic replaced spinning reels and instead dropped symbols onto a 5x5 grid where winning clusters would be removed to let new symbols drop into place and possibly start a chain of wins within a single spin. After releasing dozens of such games, Play’n GO has been considered the industry’s benchmark for grid slots. Energoonz, Golden Ticket and Gemix followed within a year.
Their signature grid format established them as a top-tier developer, that was further cemented with the launch of the Rich Wilde franchise. While the first release Rich Wilde and the Aztec Idols was well-received, the game that propelled them to stardom in the casino community was the 2016-created Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead. The franchise has grown substantially and includes today Wilde’s intrepid daughter Cat who in 2020 set out on her first solo slot mission in Cat Wilde and the Doom of Dead.
There is though much more to Play’n GO than simply churning out video slots and table games at a rate of 3-4 releases every month. Their portfolio also spans from a back-end casino platform to their OMNY system that allows games to be seamlessly available across multiple mediums and devices.
What Sets Play’n GO Apart?
Best known for Book of Dead, Gemix and Reactoonz slots
200+ strong games catalogue
Mastered the grid slot mechanic
Large range of branded rock music band slots.
Games are distributed with a variety of RTP settings, a growing industry trend