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Today, Casino Chick has the honour of interviewing Julia Saburova, Head of All41 Studios. The prolific gaming studio works closely with Microgaming and supplies Microgaming casinos with premium gaming content.
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In the following interview with CasinoChick.com, Julia Saburova reveals exclusive info from the headquarters. She tells you, our readers, the secrets of making a slot that sticks with players, and what inspires them.
Hello, my name is Julia Saburova from All41. I’ve been in the gaming field for the last 17 years. Now I’m representing All41 Studios as head of the studio and am really happy to be here.
We entered into the partnership with Microgaming in 2019. The reason for that was to benefit from the extensive portfolio of operators that the Microgaming platform offers to us. The relationship itself has become only more fruitful as we’ve grown into one of the leading studios providing games to the Microgaming platform.
I think the games with the Link&Win feature were the most successful ones for us. Arena of Gold, being our first release to include this feature was very warmly received by the players. That could be cult number one in the All41 portfolio.
The process of game creation starts with an initial game concept, including game mechanics and initial maps for the game. Then we move into designing the graphics for the game and then coding and testing. The most important point here is that all our teams work in very tight cooperation throughout the game creation process to make a perfect title. it’s never a smooth ride – there’s lots of back and forth working on playability, which we do multiple times through the whole game creation life cycle.
The source of inspiration is our players as we want to provide better gaming experiences, this is what moves us forward and is the driving force for us. We listen to all the feedback that we receive on our games; we learn and apply these learnings to our new games.
La Kaffee Bar was an interesting one because it was our very first game and I would say we were young and hungry for success. We started with the collection mechanic, which was popular at that time, but we tried to create a variety of different mechanics to offer the players different experiences. So, starting from the collection mechanic, our portfolio now includes Link&Win features, Megaways™ Games, etc. Temple of Medusa will also trial the spreading wilds mechanics. We’ll see how that goes, but we are very excited about this title.
In this industry you need to listen to the market – this is the key. You need to understand what players are looking for. Obviously, Megaways™ games have become a trend during the last couple of years, so it would have been very strange if we didn’t listen to the players and leverage the Megaways™ games to satisfy the players’ appetites.
Our mission stays the same: we are going to entertain, innovate and deliver even better gaming experiences to our players. By doing so we are going to work on expanding our portfolio by bringing new exciting titles to the market that our players can expect from us this fall.
I do not believe in any gender stereotypes, and I believe that there is a place for everyone, females and males. No need to wait for the future, we are changing the future today. If you feel passionately about something you want to do, you just need to go and do it and recognition will follow.
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