Playing the same game on multiple platforms? It doesn’t sound too much these days, with social games routinely appearing both in a browser window, played through social networks like Facebook, and as a native app on smartphones. But it was not their invention. Actually, it was a concept introduced by a hush-hush branch of the gaming industry, the one that involves real money.
It was Microgaming, a veteran developer of real money gaming software, that first introduced the concept of mobile versions for desktop games. The developer built slot machines and card games people could run on any Java-enabled phone, long before the introduction of the iPhone. While the technology was revolutionary, it wasn’t universally recognized as such, because mobile internet was scarce back then, and data plans were expensive. And the small screens of the times’ phones were also a turnoff for many people.
Since then the concept has matured. Today the Red Flush Casino offers its players the possibility to play using not two platforms, like most social games, but three. Red Flush players can access the complete library of Microgaming games through downloading the free casino suite from their website, play most of their games in a browser window, and even on smartphones with HTML5 browsers. And all this with one account.
To get started at the Red Flush Online Casino, players need to register an account. This account is valid on any platform supported by the operator. On desktop computers running Windows operating systems players can download and install the Red Flush suite, which gives them access to hundreds of games with a click. When they are away from their own computer, players can choose the browser-based interface – log on with the same credentials, and start playing securely right away. And when they are away from home, Red Flush can use their smartphones to play on the go. While the game library is limited to slightly over 100 titles, it is still one of the largest offered by any of the operators in the industry.
Microgaming was always one of the pioneers of its industry. It was the first company to launch a fully functional online casino in 1994, followed by the introduction of mobile games in the early 2000s. Last year it has broken new grounds with the release of the first ever casino slot machine to run on an Android-powered smartwatch. And it has also made its first foray into the third dimension, presenting its virtual reality roulette game at a major international trade show. These technologies are slowly becoming mainstream. This year we might witness the developer breaking new grounds, launching its most immersive platform yet – which will be used with the same account as the other three.