Part of the Gauselmann Group and famous casino provider, Blueprint Gaming has acquired specialist UK games developer Livewire Gaming. The merger will strengthen its position as a leading supplier of slots to all sectors of the gaming industry.
Doncaster-based Livewire Gaming has built a strong reputation for creating quality Category C, B3, D and B4 games for the UK market. Most of them have been developed in collaboration with Blueprint Gaming.
According to the agreement, Livewire will remain an independent studio focused on the development of land-based games under the leadership of existing director Alan Claypole.
The acquisition will significantly boost Blueprint’s land-based development capabilities, particularly in producing games for the Cat C market.
Commenting on the latest deal, UK General Manager for the Gauselmann Group, Sascha Blodau said:
“We would like to officially welcome Alan and his team to the Gauselmann Group. Livewire and Blueprint have had a close relationship for many years, so this merger makes perfect sense for both parties. We look forward to working with Livewire and building on our already successful partnership.”
Further the spokesperson stated
“Livewire Gaming becomes the latest addition to the Blueprint family of game studios, following the recent acquisitions of Project Coin and Games Warehouse, which have allowed the company to broaden its game design resources.”
Blueprint Gaming is a leading UK based game studio and part of Germany‘s Gauselmann Group. They are famous for creating exciting slot games for the Global online and mobile markets. Thanks to the regular collaboration with top-notch gaming partners, it attracts new customers and retain the current users. The provider has two gaming licenses from the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
Established in 2007 Livewire Gaming has gained a reputation for delivering quality gaming and non-gaming products. We work with many different partners to produce products from concept to completion.
Games have been developed for bespoke embedded gaming boards as well as PC based systems. The development of system software to provide an interface to the machine hardware is another aspect of our business.
Many years’ experience of the UK AWP (Cat C) and CLUB (Cat B4) markets give Livewire Gaming the ability to produce mechanical reel based or digital video gaming products. These games can be new concepts or existing games that can be migrated to an alternative hardware gaming platform.