What does it take for social slots games to succeed in Asia? Will the games that have succeeded in other markets also be successful there? If these are questions that you are considering or that could affect your business, you will be interested in the knowledge Guy Hasson can offer. Guy is Social Gaming Consultant of Old Man Productions; previously he worked for Playtech for three years, before becoming Playtika’s Content Manager.
As a specialist in game popularity, Guy has seen the same social slots become successful everywhere across the globe, except in Asia. To succeed in this market, the game must be transformed into something different, yet there are similarities that should be retained. Guy described this process in detail at Casual Connect Tel Aviv. He stated that using country specific themes “is not nostalgia, fantasy or escape which is what players are looking for when they play.” In other words, something can be fantasy outside of a country but is not fantasy within. You shouldn’t use Geisha for a game for China because it is not fantasy or escape. To learn more about what you need to do to take your social slots game to the market in Asia, watch the video of his full session below.
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