Sunderland firm launches £20,000-win Go Fish game

Members of the Tombola  team behind Go Fish (from left) Matthew Knowles, programmer; Lynsey Dixon, product manager; Scot McGovern, programmer, and Andrew Colquhoun, designer,
Members of the Tombola team behind Go Fish (from left) Matthew Knowles, programmer; Lynsey Dixon, product manager; Scot McGovern, programmer, and Andrew Colquhoun, designer,
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A NEW game created and developed at the Wearside base of Europe’s biggest online bingo company has gone live.

Wylam Wharf-based Tombola has launched the free Go Fish game with the chance to win £20,000 every week.

Product manager Lynsey Dixon, who lives in Thornhill, led development of the new game.

“Go Fish will replace our current free games The Heist and our festive free game Advent Calendar.

“It’s very different to anything we’ve done before. We have changed the format of the free game this time around, following feedback from our players.

“When a new game is launched on tombola, it creates a buzz among staff and our players.

“There has been plenty of talk within our forums about Go Fish and Pulse; another game which was launched over the summer. We are very excited to see how our players respond.”

Tombola CEO Phil Cronin said he was delighted to launch another game created and developed in Sunderland: “We have the talent and ambition locally to create these games, and Tombola is now one of the largest employers of game developers in the region.

“It’s important our site and apps are kept fresh for our players and the introduction of new games means they’re constantly evolving.

“It’s also vital we listen to players’ feedback and that’s been important in the development of Go Fish.

Last year, Tombola announced pioneering partnerships with Sunderland College and the University of Sunderland which created the Tombola Academy, training the next generation of hi-tech talent.

Tombola was recently confirmed as the largest bingo operator in Spain and Italy, two years after moving into Europe.