Playtech unveils new arcade-style game series Shoot for Cash


London-listed gaming technology provider Playtech is bringing arcade-style gaming to the casino gaming industry with the launch of its new Shoot for Cash game series.

Created by Origins, Playtech’s in-house content studio, Space Hunter: Shoot for Cash is the first certified shooter for the UK market and is now available network-wide after its initial exclusive release with BetVictor.

The game sees players controlling electric cannons, shooting spaceships to win and the bigger the ship, the higher the payout. In Free Fire mode, the cannons vary in power level, increasing the potential for success, while the Supernova Explosion feature destroys all ships in the vicinity for a major payout.

“We are very excited about the potential of Space Hunter and the Shoot for Cash series,” said Eran Gilboa, Head of Content Unit at Playtech. “For over 40 years arcade shooter games have been a huge favorite with gamers, and bringing this style of play to slots offers something really new to the regulated casino markets.

“The Shoot for Cash concept and game mechanics have been carefully designed, underscoring Playtech’s continued commitment to deliver the best entertainment-driven experience to key strategic audiences in regulated markets. “

Amir Levy of Origins commented, “Space Hunter and the larger Shoot for Cash format is unlike anything we’ve produced before. It has been a major project for the Origins studio to create such an innovative format and the result is an extremely entertaining title which we are sure will be enjoyed by all kinds of players; slot machine fans and gamers.

“We are proud to bring a truly original game to audiences in regulated markets around the world. “

BetVictor Casino Games Director Nolan Frendo added, “Shoot for Cash is an inventive and very engaging format, and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to launch Space Hunter for an exclusive period.

“The response from players so far has been fantastic with all signs being that Space Hunter and the larger concept of Shoot for Cash have what it takes to be long-term favorites.”

Actions in Playtech plc (LSE: PTEC) were trading down 0.13% to 474.60 pence per share in London on Thursday morning.

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