Blueprint Gaming, part of the Gauselmann Group, has acquired UK-based games developer Project in a deal which further expands the company’s product offering.
The acquisition will enable Blueprint Gaming to strengthen and diversify its already robust game portfolio. Project’s titles are set to be adapted for the online market as well as being integrated into Blueprint Gaming’s machine offering.
Project has firmly established itself as a pioneer within the gambling industry, with more than 30 years’ experience in the UK retail market and a games portfolio of over 50 titles, including the hugely popular Mega Bars and Find the Lady Poker.
Project’s management team will continue to lead the day-to-day activities at its south London studio, while the design and development departments from both companies will be forming a close and collaborative relationship with the intention of bringing further game innovation to the online and retail sectors.
Sascha Blodau, Gauselmann Group’s UK general manager, said: “Project has a strong reputation within the UK retail space and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the Blueprint Gaming family. The enlarged group will continue to be led by Blueprint Gaming managing director Matt Cole and we look forward to working closely with the whole Project team.”
Tony Boulton, managing director of Project, said: “I am looking forward to the next phase in Project’s development as a part of the Gauselmann Group. We have a great team of people and we will benefit from the scale, support and added distribution of the Gauselmann group. This opportunity will enable us to grow and to introduce our proven games to an online audience. Our aftersales support will remain in place to service the large number of games we currently have in the market and we thank all our customers who have supported us over many years.”