A New Horizon for Online Gaming?
Long gone are the days when mobile phones meant just that – phones you could take with you. Today, they’re multimedia pieces of kit that can deliver more or less the same experience as you’d get on a desktop, just on a much smaller screen.
Of course, what that has meant for us keen online gamers is that no idle time needs to be spent twiddling thumbs, when instead those thumbs can be spent unlocking achievements and fuelling our cravings.
The tech that runs behind the scenes on mobile online casino games, for example, has become so advanced that it can feel as though you are smack bang in the middle of the MGM Grand at times. In fact, the development that has gone into replicating other PC/Mac and console games on mobiles and tablets is so impressive that not only do we now enjoy the same level of gameplay on the move as in our homes, but we can also sync up profiles and take game saves with us wherever and whenever.
One of the leading companies behind the surge in popularity and capability of mobile games is Gamblit Gaming, and their efforts to maintain a reputation as an industry leader can only have been bolstered by the recent arrival of Darion Lowenstein.
Lowenstein has joined the company as their chief marking officer and, amongst other duties, will be responsible for the company’s strategy, marketing and product management.
This is all mightily positive for the company, and exciting news for us mobile gamers, as this gaming colossus has already worked on 10 number one mobile games and 14 top five console projects in the past. During his career, he’s spent time at heavyweights like Activision, Electronic Arts and Rockstar Games, while most recently holding a post as vice-president of game development at mobile entertainment specialists Scopely.
And what about those projects that were referred to earlier? Get a load of this list: Midnight Club, Red Dead Revolver, Medal of Honor: Airborne and Transformers: War for Cybertron. And he’s also credited with directing mobile hits Tiger Woods Golf, NBA Jam, Simpsons and Monopoly. So it’s fair to say that Lowenstein has more than a little bit of insider knowledge and expertise when it comes to developing and delivering innovative and forward-thinking gaming experiences.
After graduating from high school at 14, Lowenstein has spent his entire working life since in the gaming industry, and despite that is still excited by the opportunity that lies ahead for him at Gamblit.
Asked how he felt about the state of the industry, Lowenstein told the press that mobile and casino games look set to enjoy a revolution. He added that he hadn’t seen this sort of revolution since they began to gain a sharp rise in popularity a few years back. And Lowenstein was positively candid in his view on Gamblit’s place in it, claiming they were in a prime position to lead the charge.
It’s still very early days, of course, but if his previous successes are anything to go by, we too should be more than a little bit excited. The prospect of the progressive gaming experiences that Lowenstein and company are promising to bring to our devices in the near future is about as tantalising as it gets.