Ainsworth Vice President of Studios – North America Keith Kruczynski joined TG&H Editor Chris Faria recently to discuss the company’s evolving game development strategy and his first Ainsworth games – scheduled to be on floors next month.
Kruczynski joined Ainsworth last year having spent nearly 20 years in highly visible positions at Bally/Scientific Games, IGT and, most recently, Gaming Arts.
His hiring marked a renewed focus on North American Studios for Ainsworth. In the past nine months, the company has also opened new development hubs in Austin, Texas and Reno, Nev. The company also maintains a studio in its Sydney, Australia global headquarters that recently promoted new leadership.
As Ainsworth and the gaming industry speeds to G2E (less than 75 days away), Kruczynski and team have been building the next generation of Ainsworth games. The first series plays upon Ainsworth’s rich legacy of successful gaming products with updates to the popular Quad Shots and QuickSpin brands.
QuickSpin Platinum and Quad Shot Platinum will be front and center in Ainsworth’s new nearly 3,000-square-foot G2E booth #2859.
QuickSpin Platinum offers a pair of games – Super Charged 7s and Super Hot 7s – that give players a high frequency wheel feature, but have added a compelling Hold ‘n Spin style bonus that can award one of two Must Win Before Progressive Jackpots.
Similarly, Quad Shot Platinum takes two proven titles – Electric Nights and Diamond Dreams – each with the popular four Progressive Jackpot levels for 5-of-a-kinds; but adds the Hold ‘n Spin feature with two Must Win Before Progressive Jackpots.