«Exclusive Interview with Joachim Timmermans from Quickspin
Joachim Timmermans is an important person in the online gambling world. He used to work on both the supplier and the operator sides of this sphere. He was one of founders of Quickspin in 2011 and now he’s a chief product officer and is responsible for slot supplying. Before that he worked as head of Unibet for 6 years and there he was responsible for games and casino.
We were lucky to have a talk with this man. We began our interview with his short overview of Quickspin company. Joackim describes this company as a Swedish studio creating and developing games for casinos. The company’s philosophy at that moment was quite simple and short: “We Love Slots!” That’s the reason why Quickpin people are at first players, and only then employees and developers. Thanks to the company’s tremendous success, it was acquired by Playtech, another famous company in the world of online gambling. Now Quickspin is a part of Playtech, and its staff creates the most interesting and exciting video slots for the gambling market.
Then we asked Timmermans to tell us a couple of words about Achievements Engine which is a new and innovative feature, offered by Quickspin. Joachim says that it all started with his desire to create something new, something, which no one has ever seen before. That’s how he and his team developed the new Achievements Engine, offering gamblers complete various achievements, it’s like social gaming. Players are sure to like this new feature and engage with gaming even more than ever before. The Achievements Engine is a relatively simple, but highly effective tool. It gives players a comfortable feeling of fulfilment when they complete levels. And it gives games developers an opportunity to offer their customers something new, to enlarge their gambling experience.
The feature of the Achievements Engine works the following way. Six amazing game events take place through all Quickspin’s slots, including appearing scatters or wild symbols. Then players get rewards for completing these events and those rewards are Quickspin’s tokens. All achievements of the players are set over 4 different levels, and each of them gives players huge payouts. Players can use the received tokens for triggering the bonus feature of the game, for example, free spins, or re-spins, or side-games… It’s easy to track one’s progress towards the chosen bonus feature, or collect the already received rewards on the special page of any game from Quickspin. Thanks to easiness of this feature, it greatly boosts the entertainment and fun of playing.
Though this feature of Achievements Engine is quite new and innovative, Joachim believes that soon such feature will become normal and players will frequently see it in online casinos. He hopes that in the nearest future there will be many various tools, like Achievements Engine, in internet, because they attract new players, retain already existing ones and increase the pleasure of playing.
Apart from the Achievements Engine feature, Quickpin released a great number of new games, including Sakura Fortune. This game was the first one to use the Achievements Engine. It has 40 lines, 4x5 reels and an interesting story of a beautiful girl, who travels through the magical forest of cherry trees, fights with dragons and evil kings. Other new games from Quickpin include Dragon Shrine, Hot Sync and Phoenix Sun. And the company has not stopped here, and it’s going to offer more and more amazing games.
Our last question to Joachim was his vision of the future for slots. Timmermans describes it as bright and happy. More and more countries allow RNG games, for example, Asia. That’s the reason for constant growth of slots games. Thanks to using new concepts and innovation, the quality of the games is also greatly improving. Quickspin company is offering players new and innovative gambling experience, including exciting gameplay and engaging features. Joachim is sure that his company will be able to attract new players and retain loyal ones.