Quickspin Man Mats Westerlund Joins Fantasma

By Ben Hamill - June 01 2020
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Quickspin Man Mats Westerlund Joins Fantasma

Quickspin co-founder Mats Westerlund, who also happens to have been part of the collective mastermind behind works of genius the likes of Quickspin’s Big Bad Wolf and NetEnt’s Starburst, has just been named the newest senior advisor and partner of industry colossus, Fantasma Games.

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And, perhaps suffice to say, it’s a big-industry appointment particularly well-pleasing from Fantasma Games CEO Fredrik Johansson’s point of view, who at the time of the official appointment announcement, described Westerlund as a man regarded one of the ‘greatest game producers’ in the industry today. Johansson described Westerlund’s having chosen Fantasma as the team and place for the continuance of his (Westerlund’s) ‘magnificent’ work, to be thrilling affair for all at the brand.

Westerlund A Crucial Addition

Westerlund, who describes his new appointment as a source of extreme happiness and fulfilment, will embody a crucial and pivotal position at Fantasma Games. He will act both as partner as well as production advisor to Fantasma’s game production division. The very first game pegged to be published from under Westerlund’s guidance and supervision, is due for release the spring of next year.

A huge happiness-contributing factor regarding his new role is according to Westerlund a fresh new personal re-realisation of a love for working with games. And it’s a reminder Westerlund credits to his “friends at Fantasma”. Westerlund describes the journey that now lies before him as the perfect way to really have fun in the capacity of advisor, as well as the opportunity to produce games alongside a truly exceptional team of developers. According to Fantasma Games’ new senior advisor and partner, he cannot wait any longer to get started on his new journey.

Down Low But Not At All Out

Despite the studio’s latest slot game, Hades: River of Souls, being in the pipeline for release on June 22nd, Fantasma has been playing it on the low and quiet over the course of recent months. In fact, the last time the studio did anything major-league newsworthy was as far back as the fall of last year when the studio was announced latest official partner-supplier to Relax Gaming and the latter’s Silver Bullet partnership program.

Relax Gaming at the time of the incorporation described Fantasma as a company with a superbly strong focus on creating slots specifically aimed at the next generation of player. This, said Relax by way of an official press release, it regarded as major-league beneficial to its own rapidly expanding global distribution gaming content platform.

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