This week has seen the release of new slots from Microgaming, Yggdrasil Gaming, and NetEnt, virtual games from NSoft, and platform integrations for the likes of Betsoft Gaming, Pragmatic Play, Mansion Group’s Opus Gaming, Pariplay, iSoftBet and Quickfire.

NetEnt

The Stockholm-listed supplier has released a new slot, taking customers on an underwater adventure with the release of Secrets of Atlantis.

The company said that the sub-aquatic design delights include vibrant sea creatures and an alluring mermaid, on a 5-reel, 4-row, 40-line video slot platform. Highlights, nudge wilds, colossal symbol re-spins and win both way features all add to the NetEnt graphics.

“NetEnt delivers innovative game themes designed to attract players and keep them coming back for more,” said Simon Hammon, chief product officer of NetEnt. “Now they’ll be able to get submerged in this stunning slot which once again shows why NetEnt is at the head of the market when it comes to casino games.”

Yggdrasil Gaming

Cherry’s game development studio has added to its portfolio of slot games with the launch of its latest title Big Blox.

Set in an ancient Aztec temple deep in the rainforest, Big Blox offers players the chance to win prizes in a single spin without having to enter any bonus or free spins rounds.

During each spin of the reel, a block of at least 2x2 identical symbols appears on the screen. This block can increase in size to up to 5x3 symbols and cover the entire game area, paying out prizes of up to 3,888 times the bet size. With 243 different ways to win, lucky players can win up to €486,000 in a single spin.

Built in HTML5, the slot includes Yggdrasil’s collections of promotional tools, BOOST and the recently launched BRAG tool, which allows customers to watch replays of winning spins and share them with friends and fans on social media.

“Big Blox’s combination of captivating mechanics, great visuals and a memorable soundtrack simply makes it a lot of fun to play,” said Yggdrasil’s product owner for games, Jonas Strandman. “Each spin teases the player with the hope that the ‘blox’ of identical symbols will grow to cover the entire game screen, with a decent win never far away.

“Combine this constant promise of impressive pay-outs with the game’s 243 different ways of winning, great soundscape and fantastic visuals, and we are sure this game will keep players on the edge of their seats.”

Microgaming

The Isle of Man-based gaming supplier has rolled out a new online slot which sees players take part in a jungle adventure in search of lost treasure.

Jungle Jim is a 25-line slot which takes players on a quest into the heart of the jungle in search of El Dorado, the legendary city of gold.

With a minimum bet of 0.25 and wins of up to 92,000.00 credits, the game features Rolling Reels where all winning symbols explode on screen and a new set of symbols drop down, creating multiple opportunities to win.

Ten re-triggerable free spins are unlocked when three scatters land on the reels, and the multiplier increases with each consecutive win up to 5x in the base game and 15x in free spins.

“We’ve been eagerly awaiting Jim’s El Dorado adventure, and now the game is ready to launch, we are very excited,” said Neill Whyte, head of product channels at Microgaming. “This character-led game is visually stunning and combines a set of proven features, such as the multiplier trail.

“We know operators are excited by this game and we believe Jungle Jim – El Dorado is all set to become a long-term player favourite.”

Jungle Jim will launch for desktop and mobile on September 7th, and will be available to all Microgaming and Quickfire operators.

NSoft

The Bosnia and Herzegovina-based software provider NSoft has launched a suite of new virtual games for licensed Romanian iGaming operator Superbet.

Six games have been launched via NSoft’s SEVEN platform, including Lucky X, Greyhound Races, Virtual Greyhound Races, Virtual Horse Races, Virtual Tennis Open and Virtual Football League.

“This was a demanding project that included many people and, once again, NSoft has shown the power of SEVEN Platform and proved its maturity and technical capabilities and will carry on doing so in the future,” said the company.

“We are extremely satisfied with the fact our market share in Romania is growing, and our partners are happy with the performance of the games.”

Meanwhile, iSoftBet announced this week that it has also added NSoft's virtual titles to its Game Aggregation Platform (GAP).

Already hosting a vast library of more than 120 third-party games from over 20 software providers, iSoftBet will now add NSoft’s portfolio of virtual games, including draw-based games Lucky Six and Lucky X, as well as virtual greyhound, horse and drag racing.

Betradar’s games such as Virtual Football League, Virtual Tennis Open and Virtual Basketball League are also available through NSoft’s sales channels.

"We were keen on working with NSoft from the first time we spotted their virtual games," said Michael Probert, head of business development at iSoftBet. “We are continuously striving to offer our customers the latest and most exciting casino games and put a lot of effort into finding and integrating them.

"We are extremely happy to be able to now offer NSoft content to our clients and we look forward to a long and successful cooperation with them.”

NSoft said it believes the exposure guaranteed through iSoftBet will extend its reach in European and African markets.

“Strong and long-term partnerships are essential for further growth, and we recognised the potential of integrating our virtual games within iSoftBet’s GAP," said NSoft CEO Stjepko Čordaš. “The deal will help us expand to UK, Italy, Spain, Denmark and Portugal, while iSoftBet will enrich their portfolio with our products.

"We are very excited about this collaboration, and looking forward to a prosperous partnership.”

Betsoft Gaming

3D casino games developer Betsoft has signed a deal to provide its portfolio of titles to Malta-licensed Asian-facing operator Xbet.com.

Xbet will offer Betsoft’s full suite of games including the Slots3 collection of video slots, to its player-base in the Asian market.

“We were really impressed with XBet’s commitment to rigorous standards regarding player security,” said Betsoft Gaming’s Joya Zhang. “It is an important factor to consider in the modern iGaming world. They are devoted to making sure that their players may play in safety and security. We are proud to have our games offered on XBet.com.”

A spokesperson for Xbet added: “It is such a pleasure to be launching Betsoft games on our platform. Our players are very excited and so are we. We believe it is going to be a very solid partnership and we look forward to many years of success with Betsoft.”

Pariplay

Pariplay has extended its relationship with Isle of Man based Microgaming to launch its content via the Quickfire platform.

Earlier this year, Pariplay signed an initial deal to add Microgaming's portfolio of games to its FUSION content aggregation network. This extension will allow Pariplay to integrate a range of games which will be made available to over 400 operators.

Included in the deal are a range of Pariplay titles including slots such as Atari Black Widow and The Three Stooges, scratch cards including Atari Star Raiders and Zodiac Fortune, as well as recently-released instant win Atari Asteroids and proprietary title Las Cucas Locas.

“We’re excited to see our partnership with Microgaming, which has significantly diversified our FUSION content network, continue to evolve by Pariplay becoming a Quickfire development partner, and having our games added to their platform,” said Adrian Bailey, general manager at Pariplay.

“With over 400 brands live on the open platform, Quickfire will extend the reach of our online scratch cards, slots and other games into new global markets.”

Tom Chamberlain, head of Quickfire at Microgaming, added: “Having content from a range of development partners is a core strategy for Quickfire, providing our operators with the very best gaming content available through one single integration.

“We’re thrilled to be extending our already strong relationship with Pariplay. Their games are a fantastic addition to the platform, and we look forward to working with the Pariplay team long into the future.”

In related news, Curaçao-licensed iGaming operator Omnislots has integrated a full suite of casino games from Pariplay. The deal adds to the operator’s existing suite of online and mobile games which are supplied by the likes of Microgaming, Netent, Amatic, Endorphina and BetSoft Gaming.

The initial rollout includes titles such as Atari Black Widow, The Three Stooges and Reel Groovy.

“We are absolutely thrilled with this latest integration, enabling us to offer more excellent content to players,” said Robert Peters, CEO of Omnislots. “It’s important that we continue to give our players the best casino experience and Pariplay’s games coupled with our latest live casino solution will play an integral part of us maintaining this standard.”

Steve Lurie, Pariplay’s director of business development, said: “Omnislots is a valued partner to add to Pariplay's list of online casinos looking to provide their customers with the best online slots and casino games on the market.

“We are confident that our games will perform very well and complement Omnislots already rich portfolio of games on offer.”

Pragmatic Play and Opus Gaming

Malta-based game-developer Pragmatic Play has signed a content distribution deal with supplier Opus Gaming, the Philippines-based provider which is part of the Mansion Group.

Under the agreement, Opus Gaming operator partners including M88 will have access to Pragmatic Play titles including recent releases 7 Monkeys, Hot Safari, Lucky Dragons, Lady of the Moon and KTV.

The company said that the partnership will enable Pragmatic Play to boost and strengthen its offering and brand, especially in the fast-growing Asian market.

“We have long wanted to extend our reach into Asia, one of the fastest growing regions for online casino customers,” said Pragmatic Play head of business development Yossy Barzely. “In Opus we have found a well-established and highly reputable partner in Asia.

“We believe this partnership will accelerate our ambitions to become one of the leading global B2B providers of mobile and desktop casino games, and we look forward to developing a long lasting relationship with Opus Gaming and Mansion Group.

“We feel this partnership will expedite our plans to expand globally and will augment our continued efforts to release first class gaming content, which will ultimately enhance the gaming experience and provide the highest levelsof customer care,” he said.

August Young, head of business development at Opus Gaming added:“Pragmatic Play are leaders in providing exceptional gaming content and this partnership will certainly help us deliver a better quality gaming experience to our casino customers and will help us our grow our brand and offering in Asia.”

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