Gus Hansen helps develop poker game

Gus Hansen

Gameloft announced this week that Gus Hansen has agreed to work with the company to develop a mobile poker game called Million Dollar Poker.

"Poker games are a staple of the arena of mobile games, and our challenge was to develop the next evolution of them," said Ganzague de Vallois, Gameloft vice president of publishing, in a Gamezone article.

"With Million Dollar Poker, we have succeeded through integrating Gus Hansen's strategic genius and input to create one of the most challenging poker games that takes on the player on a mental level."

The game is designed to be the most accessible and advanced poker game to date, according to Gameloft. It will feature all the skill, strategy and expertise that Hansen has to offer.

With four World Poker Tour championship titles as well as a first-place finish in the 2007 Aussie Millions, Hansen has a lot of expertise and experience to put into the game. He's also well-known in the online high-stakes cash game realm.

Million Dollar Poker uses Hansen's knowledge as well as an artificial intelligence (AI) engine that will constantly evolve and challenge the game's players. For the first time ever, a psychological dimension is applied that will allow the AI to study its opponents, remember their moves and strategize against them.

According to Gameloft, an original integrated function also created more than one million unique opponent profiles, assuring that each gamer's playing level will be perfectly matched, and the player will never face the same opponent twice either.

"It was truly an exciting and eye-opening process for me working with Gameloft to develop this poker title," Hansen said. "The amount of thought and detail put into creating this game was impressive. I was able to contribute knowledge of my poker skills, but Gameloft taught me a few things about developing a great poker game."

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