Meet The Slots Creators – Academ’s CPO Phillip Douglas Interview!

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Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you and what is your role at Arcadem?

As one of Arcadem’s founders, I am now its chief product officer. As part of Arcadem’s team of designers and developers, I help oversee the creation of the amazing story driven content that Arcadem offers.

How did you first start in the gambling industry? What were the initial challenges?

After starting out in the gambling industry as a betting shop Manager, I eventually moved into and worked my way up the online industry as a support agent, casino coordinator, casino manager and then an AM role for a provider before moving on to Arcadem in its founding.

As for challenges, I have always believed you get back into the industry what you put in. With the industry evolving nearly every day, staying ahead is the biggest challenge.

With so many game studios on the market, what do you think is the biggest differentiator for Arcadem?

With our story-driven content and great gameplay, Arcadem’s biggest differentiator is that we try to drive entertainment for the player. As a team, we always strive to improve on the previous game.

Can you please tell us what is the slot with the most Big Wins from Arcadem? We are sure our readers would like to give it a spin, if they haven’t already.

Our latest 13 games launched as part of Arcadem 2.0 in November include some heavyweights.

Players can win up to 32,000x in Arcadem Jam: Multi Themes, and there’s even a chance that a streamer will appear in the background.

What are your top 3 favorite slots from Arcadem? Can you please tell us the reasons behind your choices?

I’ve never been able to pick just one favorite Arcadem’s game, let alone three. But if i were to choose solely on mechanics & story my top 3 would be as follows:

Taphouse 1987 – Really fun Free Spins round ( chances of getting extra symbols, multi’s, wilds and extra spins) and set in a bar where all the Arcadem characters drink between games.

Master Forger Isabella – This game is fantastic because of its great character, great gameplay, and epic music.

Announcing our third Neon Series game, The Neon Samurai: Capture, this January. It will send chills down your spine with its Blade Runner vibes and music.

What is the most important aspect of a slot from your perspective?

In my opinion, there are three main aspects that become the most important ones. If you have all three things, you have entertainment for the player, and that is great mechanics, great music, and a great theme.

Is there any way to predict if a slot is going to be a hit or not?

You would be a magician if you could predict it 100%, but there are a few key ways to predict how a game should perform.

But if I told you our resident spy Ace Danger from our ‘Flashback Heroes’ games may have words with me.

Looking to the future, what is the next big release Arcadem is planning?

As mentioned earlier The Neon Samurai: Capture, launches this January. It will send chills down your spine with its Blade Runner vibes and music, with two in game features and a 15,000x max win.

What are your main priorities regarding business in the upcoming year?

2023 is a very important year for Arcadem, we plan to let everyone know who we are and what we can do. All I can say is watch this space!

Do you have any advice for those who would like to work in the gambling/ e-gaming industry?

I would simply advise that this industry is an exciting one to work in, but very competitive and those who’re willing to learn and have ambition will go far.

If you weren’t in the gambling industry, what other industry would you want to work in?

Honestly I would maybe have to say the video gaming industry, as sadly I don’t think my comic genius would get me very far if I tried to be a comedian.

Is there anything you would like to transmit to those who support Arcadem, before we say goodbye?

I’d just like to thank all of our players and clients, we make every Arcadem game for you and we love nothing more than seeing how you receive them.

We cannot wait for you to see what we have in store!

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