While running Rogue Rocket, I became intrigued by how many casino games seemed to breaking into the top 100 grossing games lists. I didn't understand it at all, and I decided I needed to. As a creative studio, it wasn't compatible with our spirit or mandate to simply make another casino game, but it occurred to me that mixing casino concepts with a match-3 game might be a winning combination for the target audiences.
The result is Jackpot Gems, which has been the game from our studio that has shown the best metrics in retention and LTV. 3 years after release, players still avidly play, despite minimal to no updates in the last year due to our move to Kabam.
Given different circumstances and better capitalization, I believe Jackpot Gems could have been a strong contender for top grossing spots long term.