Meet the Slots Creators – Fugaso Studio’s Niko Mazger Interview

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  1.     Hello Niko and welcome! Please tell us a bit about yourself and your history with Fugaso.

I have been a part of the iGaming industry for the last 17 years and I feel that the industry has been enormously growing in the last few years which makes us more than happy to be a part of as one of the most entertaining game providers.

Fugaso has been established towards the end of 2016 with a group of highly experienced professionals of the i-Gaming industry from companies like 888, Playtech , Bwin since the early 2000’s.

Ever since our inception, we have continued to provide state-of-the art video slots and table games for online casinos while providing players with a safe and responsible gaming environment.

  1.     We love big wins, can you disclose the top 3 winnings ever paid by Fugaso?

We had plenty of EPIC WINS since our launch back in 2016 but during 2020 there were multiple records set thanks to our newly designed EPICWAYS system which allows up to 50,000X on your bet. 

A lucky player betting only o.3€ cents has managed to hit the sweet spot and win almost 8,000€ which is just over 25,0000X your bet. 

An additional player has been able to win a vast amount of over 70,000€ by playing Magic Spinners, he hit the JACKPOT big time, and had a multiplier of over 34,000 on his initial bet. 

We saved the best for last as a very lucky player had taken it all by achieving a record breaking of 45,000x on the bet and pulling just over 67,000€. 

  1.     You have an impressive slots portfolio, can you name the best three slots ever released by Fugaso?

It is very hard to say which are our top 3 games, because they are different in every market due to different end users, different currencies etc… 

Our top games are, The Mummy: Win Hunters EPICWAYS, Clash of Gods, Magic Spinners.

These 3 cover the base for all types of players which says it all as to why they are the leading Video Slots so far. 

  1.     Which Fugaso slot takes the 2020 title as the best?

This one is even harder to answer as it depends on so many different aspects.

From our point of view and according to the results we have been seeing, the top game for 2020 most probably is Trump It Deluxe EPICWAYS as it allows a wide range of features and what excites players the most is the option to WIN IT BIG TIME, and with the 50,000x on your bet, its definitely an option as we have seen some HUGE wins in 2020. 

  1.     Looking to the future, what is the next significant release Fugaso is planning?

Our team of professional’s is always keen on new designs, math and what will excite the players, considering all of this, we are planning some amazing and Innovative games that we believe will change the Industry and provide a whole new aspect to the games. 

Believe me, when the time is right, you will hear all about it. 

  1.     In a market with hundreds of game studios, what would you say is Fugaso’s biggest differentiator?

Ever since day one, we aimed high and our priority was always the player’s aspect of entertainment, what we do with our slots has courage in terms of crossing the border with ideas while maintaining the cool and amusing features that players like.  

Regardless of what is going on in the world, Fugaso is always there to provide something FUN, UNIQUE, and yet CLASSIC! 

  1.     We would love to hear more about the slot creation process. Can you let us know which is the most exciting part of the entire process when creating a new slot?

When it comes to creating new games, we have a very specific process that we follow. 

In order to give you an idea of that process I will name the following steps:

  • Logic, Protocol & Game math 
  • Art & Design
  • Animation 
  • Developing & Coding
  • Combining & Constructing 
  • Initial Impressions & Meeting & QA
  • Gaming Lab Process
  • License
  • Marketing
  • Announcement

Every single step is exciting in its own way but I would have to put my money on the first 3 steps in terms of exciting, these steps are the core of every game out there! 

The exciting part for sure is to see from day to day how the development and our team’s ideas are being embedded into the masterpiece we aim to create every single time. 

  1.     What about any inside funny stories, do you have something to share with us?

We have fun every day; you should join us and see once the pandemic regulations allow it.

  1.     How can you tell if an online slot is going to be a hit or not?

Well Its difficult to know in advance otherwise everyone would be releasing only HITS.

If a slot is with the right math and theme it can always be a HIT, now it just depends on the remaining features of the game along with which market it was made for.

Every market has its localised HIT but yet, there are always the classic’s which will remain a HIT nevertheless the amount of new trends that will pass by. I believe that our team will bring several HITS during 2021, STAY TUNED! 

  1.   Switching our attention to casinos, with so many options out there, can you let us know which are your top 3 casino preferences?

First of all my top Casino preference is its safety for players; a good brand must always follow the regulation guidelines to provide a safe and responsible gaming environment. 

Secondly a good casino will always provide state of the art content for its players along with a diverse and unique portfolio which Fugaso carries plenty. 

Third preference is being able to provide a range of engagement tools that can keep the players entertained, engaged in the games while allowing them a high RTP% which you can always find in Fugaso slots, as they are carrying a high range of RTP at over 96% with a vast option of games having our DAY 2 DAY Jackpot feature, any day can be a BIG WIN day! 

  1.   Did you use to play slots before entering the iGaming industry? Can you share with us your biggest win on an online slot? (you don’t have to name the stake, just the multiplier and the game is more than enough)

I have not been playing slots since before entering the iGaming industry, although I do enjoy a game play once managing the QA process of our product before the production stage. 

  1.   What are your hobbies?

I have had passion for Drifting, Sports Cars since a young age and I do maintain that even till today, something about the adrenaline aspect of this is very exciting and nothing can replicate that feeling, maybe except an EPIC WIN in one of Fugaso video slots.

  1.   What has been your biggest challenge and your most significant success in the gambling industry?

Establishing a regulated and a very popular game development studio who carries so many powerful titles within just 4 years while managing a small team of professionals is a hell of a challenge and we are very proud and grateful to where we have come today and our biggest success is exactly where we are and what we are about to introduce into the industry during the few years, you would want to see that, believe me! 

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

My professional career has begun in the Hotel & Restaurant Management Industry and I worked my way up to a Managing Director with a staff of just above 700 trusted workers, it was a very fun yet challenging experience which I would be a part of if I weren’t in the gambling industry.

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