Founded in October 2011, game development studio Quickspin is based in the Swedish capital Stockholm. But as a multinational, its workforce comes from all over the world – and it has additional offices in Malta and Kiev.
Games are licenced by both the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, giving reassurance of a commitment to fair gaming, with random number generation, and a responsible approach to potentially problematic gaming.
Quickspin was launched by a small but committed team of just three slot-loving friends, including CEOs Mats Westerlund and Daniel Lindberg. Since then, it has mushroomed into a powerful team incorporating scores of employees from a host of different countries.
The company’s philosophy centres on its genuine love of slots, evident in all its games, and this is the company’s main focus. Its motto? ‘We love slots!’ Quickspin aims to create products its developers want to enjoy themselves and to put players first.
As Quickspin says itself:
We wanted to shake things up a bit by creating the innovative and high-quality slots we felt were missing in the marketplace. We believed in doing things a little bit differently.
Since May 2016, the games studio has operated as a subsidiary of gaming giant Playtech PLC, a software supplier which trades on the London Stock Exchange.
Quickspin slots have their own unique style, with the emphasis firmly on fun and outstandingly original graphics. The games tend to be highly playful, often with cartoon-style animations, while there’s also a fondness for themes inspired by fairytales.
Products are available to play at dozens of big-name online casinos, for real money or for free. This operator also provides 24/7 client support.
Since the business was launched, Quickspin has been nominated for or won a number of industry awards, probably rather more than one would expect given its relative newness as a business. Here are some of them:
- Rising Star Award – 2014 EGR B2B Awards
- Game of the Year Award (for Big Bad Wolf) – 2013 EGR B2B Awards; Sakura Fortune shortlisted, 2017
- Innovation in Random Number Generator (RNG) Casino Software – EGR B2B Awards 2016; nominated again in 2019
- Innovation in Slot Provision – Nominated EGR B2B Awards 2019
- Best Slot Provider – Nominated EGR B2B Awards 2019
Clearly, not all players adore all of this operator’s offerings all of the time. But we’d hazard a guess that most committed slots fans like or at least have tried some Quickspin games. And that’s no mean feat given the relatively low number of releases since the business began.
Quickspin slots encompass dozens of international currencies and languages, and they’re playable across all devices, mobile or otherwise, including iOS, Android and Windows. Most games have been updated to Flash and HTML 5, and these are used for all new releases.
Each slot has six unique ‘game events’.
Games range from simple yet effectively designed classics to those with a slightly more complicated theme. There‘s a focus on adventure, strong narratives and immersive storylines, alongside engaging bonus features.
And despite not being known for highly volatile games, there’s still the chance to rake in some substantial wins.
At the time of writing, there were 62 titles in Quickspin’s library, 57 of them available via mobile, with a dozen releases planned for 2020.
Here are just some of the operator’s most popular titles:
The gaming experience
Under this system, you earn tokens just for playing your favourite slots! You can then use them to buy into a bonus game from any of Quickspin’s participating slots. The progressive scheme has four levels, with increasing awards.
Equally, an Achievement Race allows casinos to organise tournaments based around one or several slots, adding a further layer of fun.
This seasonally themed loyalty tool is an immersive, engaging mini game sitting above the Quickspin game grid.
Flexible free rounds
This is a promotional tool to allow players to experience a game for free, with their preferred stakes. The casino decides which players qualify, for which games, and the price.
The feature trigger
This is another promo tool, giving players the chance to experience any of Quickspin’s slots’ free spins bonus rounds.
There are always going to be one or two, so we feel bound to point out:
- The relatively low number of releases compared with some of Quickspin’s competitors
- The comparatively small number of high-variance games – if volatility is what you prize above all else, you may need to look elsewhere
- You won’t find much here apart from slots, high-quality those these are – again, if you want a break from spinning those reels, again Quickspin won’t really be able to help
There’s no denying these guys have an excellent eye for what the player actually wants. And, as a still relatively youthful business, Quickspin has made a significant impact quickly in an intensely competitive marketplace.
Open a Quickspin game and you know you’re in for an innovative, high-quality experience, complete with stunning artwork and animation. So it’s hardly surprising that a fresh release from the operator (typically a new title is launched roughly monthly) has become something of an industry event.
Give a few of their games a try – and see how you get on.