Scientific Games Expands Sciplay.Studio iLottery Game Portfolio with Third-Party Developers Karma Gaming and Telos International
ALPHARETTA, GA –July 5, 2013 – Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) today announced that the Company has further expanded its iLottery game portfolio by securing the rights to offer interactive game content and services from two additional third-party game developers. Karma Gaming and Telos Entertainment will join Scientific Games’ existing development partners Instant Win Gaming LTD (IWG) and NEKTAN LTD, all collaborating through Sciplay.Studio, a suite of integration services on the Company’s Sciplay™ platform that allows lotteries to securely deploy third-party internet-based games.
Additionally, Scientific Games, in conjunction with its content partners, will offer an exclusive library of licensed iLottery games through Sciplay.Studio based on our popular MDI licensed properties, including the IWG-developed MONOPOLY™ and BATTLESHIP from Hasbro, and FarmVille® and Words with Friends® from Zynga. The deals enable Scientific Games to further enhance the extensive portfolio of over 40 web and mobile games provided by their recently announced partnership with IWG, which is currently working on iLottery products that will launch in the U.S. later this year.
“Scientific Games can now deliver a trusted, innovative portfolio of more than 60 iLottery game titles with a wide variety of play styles, themes and genres ready for immediate deployment, with many more on the way,” said Dr. Jerry Bowskill, Chief Software Architect for Scientific Games. “The industry’s response to Sciplay.Studio is exceeding our expectations both with content partners seeking access and lotteries that understand the value that the program brings to their players.”
Scientific Games publishes a Game Development Kit (GDK) and unique platform interfaces specific to each of the Company’s third-party game development partners, taking into account the individual developers’ game mechanics. This approach allows the third-party partners the freedom to develop games based entirely on their individual creativity with no constraints or pre-defined boundaries on game operation other than those required by law, regulation or the customer.
Scientific Games generates the game mechanics within Sciplay.Studio, publishes an Application Programming Interface (API) for the game developer and conducts a formal mathematical simulation to verify the Return to Player game mechanics. Sciplay.Studio’s tools support quality game development in both Flash and HTML5, the emerging standard for games that can be displayed on a wide range of tablet and mobile devices. While in production, the game is maintained as an integral part of Sciplay.Studio’s support responsibilities for quality and security. Approved games are configured on the Sciplay platform, tested, modified as necessary and released to the production environment as scheduled by the lottery. Sciplay.Studio’s services also include game play analysis for all third-party game content to help lotteries better understand their players and plan new game releases.
Based in Novia Scotia, Canada, Karma Gaming’s team has over 30 years of gaming experience and a deep understanding of casual and social gaming on the internet. Karma has changed the casual gaming experience by adding the chance to win real prizes.
Telos Entertainment is a game development company that creates game play products that represent emerging genres and advanced business models. The company, located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, is dedicated to evolving and innovating existing and future Telos games in niches that are new or expanding rapidly. The Telos Entertainment team mixes years of business experience as innovators in the entertainment industry.