Evolution Gaming Continues Innovative Streak in 2021

2020 has been another highly successful year for software provider Evolution Gaming. The brand has won earlier in December ‘Innovation in Casino Entertainment’ at the SBC Awards for their popular title Crazy Time. 

Commenting on this win, Evolution’s Chief Product Officer Todd Haushalter said: 

Our team worked tirelessly to create what is our most ambitious game to date, integrating multiple cutting-edge technologies in one game, including random number generator multipliers, augmented reality, slots-style, and video-gaming elements. To be recognized as one of the foremost innovators within the gaming sector is a testament to their hard work.”  

The game was launched in the summer of 2020 as the provider’s third money wheel game after Dream Catcher and Monopoly Live. This title has attracted the attention of players for their bonus rounds – Cash Hunt, Pachinko, Coin Flip, and Crazy Time, among other things. The game has become so popular that even some of the top Twitch streamers such as Roshtein have decided to join the party and spin the wheel. 

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Speaking about why Evolution has won this category, Haushalter said: 

Crazy Time is an immersive, action-packed money wheel game, and, in my opinion, the most fun casino game ever created. The aim of the game is simple: A live game host spins the super-sized, vertically mounted wheel, and players predict the segment the wheel is going to stop at after the spin.

We have truly taken the concept to new heights by creating a game that not only immerses players at every turn but entertains them, something we feel is a key factor in winning the Innovation in Casino Entertainment award.” 

Popularity from this game has grown from a sense of community that was built around the excitement of the bonus games and players sharing in each other’s victories. There are thousands of live-streamed videos dedicated to the huge wins in Crazy Time, demonstrating a massive fan base and you really get the sense of excitement when you see all the comments in the chat channel.

While talking about the game’s success, he made sure the people who are the most responsible for the release’s popularity get the credit they deserve. 150 people in total worked to make Crazy Time as successful as it is and the SBC award belongs to them as much as it does to Evolution. 

After the unpredictable 12 months, Haushalter is excitingly looking into the future and the new possibilities that are opening up in the months to come. Evolution Gaming is going to continue introducing innovations and increasing the entertainment value of their games. 

The major trend today is that we live our lives on screens and this affects every aspect of our daily life. In order to stay current, especially in online gaming, you need to be disruptive. By producing a better product that incorporates the way people live, you can disrupt the space in the industry. Innovation is a constant objective of any company within the iGaming industry.” – Haushalter said.  

Our latest innovations leverage some of the most advanced technology, creating a unique mix of live casinos, RNG, slots-style multipliers, blue screen, and augmented reality technology, something we would continue to explore in 2021. New technology will play a huge role moving forward and we are watching virtual reality very closely, employing the use of artificial reality in our games now. Players love this, so we will be sure to do more of this in the future.” 

Evolution fully intends to stay at the forefront of the iGaming industry and to continue to ride the wave of innovation and progress.