Gaming Intelligence Awards Archive
Game of the Year
Playtech’s Age of the Gods
2018 Gaming Intelligence Game of the Year
Playtech faced a major challenge in 2017, with the end of its partnership with the Disney-owned Marvel Studios forcing it to remove some of the best performing games from its portfolio.
Playtech has plugged the gap with the launch of a wildly successful new proprietary franchise that stands out in a sector where huge importance is placed on branded content.
Age of the Gods emerged from nowhere to roar to the top of the rankings. Five of the Age of the Gods slots are ranked among Playtech’s top 25 best-performing games, with two – the original title and Age of the Gods: Olympus – outperforming a number of its branded titles.
The records keep tumbling. The franchise has broken records for the fastest-rising and highest revenue for the solutions giant, and also for the most unique players in one year. More of Playtech’s licensees have launched Age of the Gods titles than any of its other games – the franchise even has its own tab on Betfred’s casino page.
It’s a phenomenon. In little more than a year, Age of the Gods has established a position similar to enduring gaming franchises such as Cleopatra and Rainbow Riches.
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