In the finale of our Spotlight Series on fishing-themed slots, we cast our reels into the future to look at what the industry can expect from the genre.
What could the future hold for fishing-themed slots?
Jo Purvis, Blueprint Gaming: We’ll continue to flex our creativity in terms of game development for Fishin’ Frenzy for as long as it remains a strong swimmer, which we’re confident it will be for years to come. As long as we and the wider industry continue to innovate then there’s no reason why the theme cannot endure.
We’ve got plans for the next Fishin’ Frenzy game already lined up so we’ve got faith that we still have a long way to go for it yet. We hope that players will continue to have fun with our games and that we can keep on supplying the titles that they love.
Henry McLean, 4ThePlayer: I think fishing games have a fin-tastic future with endless possibilities for future innovation. There does become a point where the market is saturated but that is where a casino’s selective roadmap strategy comes in and only the best fishing games will make it.
Helen Walton, G.Games: I think we’ll have a few people playing with adding in new mechanics to fishing themed games in order to create more of a hybrid range.
In fact I think in general that’s what we’ll see in slot design as studios try to name and brand mechanics and persuade other studios to licence those mechanics (rather than stealing them since they are impossible to protect as mechanics unless they are also branded).
Every studio seems to be trying to push their latest mechanics as the ‘next megaways’. So just as we’ve seen fishing megaways, I think we’ll see a range of other fishing branded mechanic games.
Lloyd William Roberts, Blue Guru Games: Fishing is a very universal and familiar theme, potentially one of the oldest professions and so I’d be surprised if it ever lost favour completely.
What could the future hold for fishing-themed slots? Who knows what tomorrow brings? Well, Zoltar obviously and possibly Uri Geller but not me.
Ivan Kravchuk, Evoplay: Fishing has asserted itself as an all-time classic theme in igaming. I predict that it will remain popular amongst older demographics of players and will develop to also engage modern audiences, generating a bunch of exciting new avenues.
Providers and developers alike will continue to fall back on it as it offers so much in terms of gamification and engagement, and I don’t see this changing any time soon.
To read part one of SlotBeats Spotlight into fishing-themed titles, click here.
To read part two of SlotBeats Spotlight into fishing-themed titles, click here.
To read part three of SlotBeats Spotlight into fishing-themed titles, click here.
To read part four of SlotBeats Spotlight into fishing-themed titles, click here.