Meet the Slots Creators – GONG Gaming Technologies Interview

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Hello, can you please introduce yourself and explain your background with GONG Gaming? 

GONG Gaming Technologies is an innovative gaming company. Founded in 2020 by super-experienced and passionate industry veterans, who came together to blend and complement their skills in a powerful synergy that when combined creates the essential magic necessary to make GONG a phenomenal success.

Our team of professionals is based in Sofia, where the gaming industry is bustling and developing. We are rapidly growing and expect to become bigger thanks to the great success that we achieve with our products. We put a lot of focus on the high-end math models, top-notch art and high-end technology to create innovative games that deliver enthralment, excitement, and responsible thrills. Over the years we created successful and strong relations, we are working in a close partnership with Microgaming and have comprehensive distribution and connections in the iGaming industry. 

Can you please describe your daily routine in the workplace?

It is hard to get a glimpse of our daily routine just by describing it with a few sentences but I can assure you that the team spirit and professionalism could be felt all around. 

Most of the day is spent doing the core part of the job. All teams work closely with one another so Artists, Developers, Mathematicians, Programmers, QA and Publisher will all help and benefit one another. When we work, we work hard, but still, we find time for some fun. At lunch, all of us gather in the kitchen area to eat and chatter. Throughout the day, there may be additional meetings among the game production teams where we review our processes, get inspired, make additional plans or make specific decisions about different areas of the games.

Тhe office environment contributes to the whole atmosphere. The space is modern, big and light, located in a communicative place, very close to the centre of the city and with a great view to Vitosha mountain. The beautiful place and the positive attitude boosts our mood and inspires us to be productive, innovative and creative throughout the whole day.

What game mechanics do you like the most in an online slot machine?

We believe in high quality, really care about the details and our main goal is the player’s experience with the game. In our games, we are bringing new game mechanics that are based on our observations of the player’s preferences and what they love. We add new features, make them richer but at the same time easy to understand and track. We secure our players with frequent and big wins and always make sure that the final product will be high-quality, entertaining, engaging and would appeal to a wide range of players.

In a market with hundreds of game studios, what would you say is GONG Gaming’s biggest differentiator? 

Our company is established by extremely experienced veterans with over 20 years of experience in some of the biggest companies in the world. Slot games are in our DNA. We have the strong belief that we must create the best slots for our players that is why we are so dedicated, passionate, never short of ideas and determined to think outside of the box. We know that we are experts in being:

  1. Innovative in terms of ideas and logics.
  2. Creative as we always bring top-notch art to our games.
  3. Efficient with a high-performing software

We believe that all these skills will establish us as a premium content provider in a market of hundreds of game studios.

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?

We usually gather at the “round table“, pour a glass of nice whiskey and start brainstorming. We talk about the idea and the concept of the game, everyone shares their piece of thought and finally, we vote on the direction and the theme of the game. 

Our master mathematicians turn all the numbers into a unique logic that our players would follow and enjoy while playing. Our top-notch art team turn all words and ideas into great visuals. Then the programmers develop the game using some magic codes, the QA team with their attention to detail test the game for issues and bugs. And lastly, after we have polished our game and we’ve made sure that it is our next best-produced product, it is ready to go on the market for all our players to enjoy playing it, as much as we enjoyed creating it!

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

Many different personalities, with different interests, came together to create the best existing team ever! We have a great sense of humour and the fun in the office is not a myth. We have our inside jokes and stories but they are not for such a big audience. I can assure you that if you visit our office just for a day, you will feel the light atmosphere. 

What are your hobbies?

Most of us have different hobbies, but all of us love the mountains. In Bulgaria there are a lot of places where you can go and enjoy the beautiful nature, we like skiing, biking, swimming and long walks. We always find the time to re-charge at the weekends and have the motivation and the power to create and develop in the following week. 

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

As I mentioned above we have people with great working experience in the gambling industry. In times like these, where the technologies and everything around us develops, this industry is thriving. We do what we are best at and at this moment no one can imagine doing or working anywhere else. 

Any future releases our readers (players) should look forward to trying?

Many new games are on their way. Skulls Heap went live on the 22nd of February, this year. A very light and festive game with never-ending win potential. We received amazing feedback for it, it is a huge success for us. The most recent releases that our players should look forward to are:

  • Pirate’s Quest – Adventurous game, where they could set out on a quest to find where the big treasures are! They could enjoy the progress of the game on their journey towards an extremely high Free Spins multiplier of x10. We present a massive retrigger feature that can lead to incredibly successful Free Spins with enormous wins!
  • Inferno Gladiator – With this game, they could step in the shoes of the Gladiators and enjoy the professionally designed 5-reel slot game which is located in the Colosseum and their goal is to escape from it as true warriors, richer than ever! They can acquire various features like Free Spins rounds, Sticky Wild Shield to secure their winnings and up to x10 Multiplier. 
  • Maya U MAX™ – If our players are looking for big wins, this game is exactly for them. Our trademarked symbol U MAX™ will pull 4 symbols from the Topper when it appears on the reels below and will increase the chances for winning combinations. With up to 248832 ways that the game offers, almost every spin grants them a win. 

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

  1. Bet365
  2. Tipico
  3. 888 Casino

Did you use to play slots before entering the iGaming industry? Can you share 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)?

Yes, we have played slots before entering the iGaming industry. The biggest win is a $1000 total bet in a land-based fruit slot machine.

We love big wins, so please let us know the top 3 winnings ever paid by GONG Gaming?

We have found this sneak peek of huge wins, caught on video by Antonello Becce who is playing Queen of Treasure. We send him our warmest congratulations and wishes for more and bigger wins. 

There are many new games to be released soon which means that a lot of big winnings are on their way.

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