This week sees new slots released by Yggdrasil Gaming and Microgaming, a new Achievements Engine from Quickspin, and platform integrations by Betsoft, Oryx, Habanero, and EveryMatrix.

Microgaming

The Isle of Man-based supplier is preparing for the launch of two new in-house developed games in February, as well as another title from third-party developer Rabcat.

Ahead of Valentines Day on February 14th, Microgaming will release Secret Romance featuring mystery heart stamped envelopes that open to reveal big wins across multiple lines. Mystery symbols can also reveal scatters, with three or more in the base game triggering 14 free spins during which mystery symbols can super stack up to 20 high on all reels.

The multiplier trail feature will progress one level at a time when three or more scatters appear, all the way up to 5x wins.

Microgaming’s second game release, Fruit vs Candy, offers players the choice between playing the fresh fruit or sweet candy game modes. Vibrant graphics and engaging gameplay provide players with 243 pay lines, with the base game including randomly triggered features such as the Goodie Bag or Sugar Rush, which can appear on any non-winning spin to award a random cash prize. Just one scatter appearing in the Sugar Rush feature can trigger free spins.

Fruit free spins come with a stash feature, whereby low symbols are snatched off the reels for cash prizes. In Candy mode, free spins come with sweet reels - a full candy symbol stack landing on the reel sweetens it for the remainder of the feature.

Also launching in February is Rabcat’s Classic 243, a five reel, 243 ways to win game featuring flashy 80’s neon colours with atmospheric sounds. The slot, available on desktop and mobile, features free spins with either two or three guaranteed stacked wilds on every spin.

“February’s new releases focus on love, food and a neon classic,” said Microgaming games publisher David Reynolds. “Fruit vs Candy offers players a choice of two game modes, enabling them to pick the features they enjoy most.

“Whilst Secret Romance brings engaging gameplay features including mystery symbols and an increasing multiplier trail in free spins, which will really heighten the suspense and enjoyment. Rabcat also delivers a fun, vibrant slot in Classic 243, combining a great style of game with a novel free spins feature.”

Yggdrasil Gaming

Cherry’s game development subsidiary Yggdrasil has expanded its portfolio of slots with the launch of its latest title Alchymedes.

Set in a mysterious laboratory, the game allows players to tailor their own bonuses by choosing between larger multipliers or larger spreading wild patterns as they progress through the levels.

Players complete levels by scoring line wins on all symbol positions, with each final spin awarded a multiplier that increases from x1 up to x100 throughout the level.

The game also includes a bonus feature, which can be triggered at the start of each level and awards one of six rewards such as additional wilds on the pattern, coin wins, higher multipliers and more frequent multipliers.

“Alchymedes is a set in a time when science was seen as magic,” says Jonas Strandman, head of gaming at Yggdrasil. “Giving players control over multipliers and wilds means they can find the right formula for their bonuses to unlock big wins.

“By basing the game on a level format we have built suspense and excitement into Alchymedes, giving players an incentive to keep spinning the reels to progress through the game and boost their chance of winning big.”

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

Quickspin

Playtech-owned Swedish slots specialist Quickspin is preparing for the launch of its Achievements Engine at ICE Totally Gaming next month, as well as a raft of new games.

Its industry-first Achievements Engine will see players encouraged to keep spinning the reels as they chase tokens and prizes, driving engagement and retention to the next level.

Players can track their progress, claim and use their rewards within an achievements page accessible in each game. The rewards pay out as Quickspin tokens, which can be used to trigger the game feature, most often the free spins bonus round.

The Achievements Engine forms part of a suite of player promotion and engagement tools known as Quickspin Promote, which also includes Feature Trigger and Flexible Free Rounds.

Quickspin will also unveil mobile portrait mode, which will be rolled out across all its games. The supplier has focused heavily on design and UX, updating its entire keyboard to ensure the experience is seamless and intuitive.

A number of new game releases will also be showcased at the event, including Hot Sync, which uses classic symbols and transports them to a fun and funky environment, alongside Leprechaun Hills and Hero.

Quickspin CEO Daniel Lindberg said: “We are thrilled to be returning to ICE once again, this time with a bag full of exciting new games and features that we can’t wait to share with delegates visiting our stand.

“We are really interested to see the reaction to our innovative new Achievements Engine, which we believe will help our partners better engage their players and ultimately encourage them to continue spinning the reels for longer.”

Betsoft Gaming

3D casino games developer Betsoft has signed a partnership with Suprnation, operator of the VoodooDreams.com website.

Suprnation will offer its players Betsoft’s Slots3 collection of 3D video slots, as well as the supplier’s popular ToGo line of mobile games.

“Suprnation is an ideal candidate for partnership and we are extremely pleased to have signed this deal together,” said Mark McKeown, Betsoft’s VP of sales and marketing. “The core of their company is comprised of many industry veterans, something that we both respect and admire.

“That level of knowledge is vastly important in today’s rapidly developing market. We expect impressive results from this partnership, and together we will reach new heights of success as we continue to develop the iGaming content that defines the industry.”

Targeted primarily toward the Swedish and Nordic markets, Suprnation was created by the founders of Betit Group.

“We have built our site to serve as a future-facing, next generation casino that is specifically tailored toward mobile gaming,” said Henric Andersson, Suprnation’s co-founder and chief operating officer. “With the popularity of mobile games growing every day, Betsoft was the perfect choice as we searched for content suppliers.

“The quality of their mobile games is second-to-none, and we are especially impressed by the incredible accessibility of the ToGo collection – these games can be played on any browser, any time. The wide range of themes offers something for everyone’s tastes, and we are certain that our loyal player base will greatly enjoy these games.”

EveryMatrix

iGaming platform provider EveryMatrix has agreed a deal to provide access to its casino aggregator platform to Malta-licensed supplier Gamescale.

EveryMatrix will deliver its CasinoEngine platform via a specially designed API, which will allow Gamescale to bolster its existing platform with content from the likes of Netent, Scientific Games, NextGen, Microgaming, Play’n’Go and Evolution, among others.

“Diversity, speed of delivery, user friendliness and of course quality of the gaming experience are the main focal points of our efforts,” explained Diklah Arkat, chief of development at Gamescale. “Teaming with EveryMatrix will bring our products and services to unprecedented new levels.

“All of us at Gamescale are excited and honoured to join forces with EveryMatrix, a prominent leader in the field.”

EveryMatrix CEO Ebbe Groes added: “Our CasinoEngine solution will enable them offer an all-inclusive selection of mobile and desktop games. We firmly believe that Gamescale’s decision to choose our company’s casino product will sustain their future growth. We are keen to fulfil their high expectations.”

Gamescale has already integrated its platform with NYX Gaming’s OGS to offer games from providers such as 1x2Gaming, ELK Studios and Amaya, as well as content from NYX’s NextGen Gaming subsidiary.

Oryx Gaming

BetConstruct has expanded the range of games available through its casino platform under a deal with games developer Oryx Gaming.

The new distribution deal will see Oryx’s complete portfolio of slots, casino games and video poker titles made available to operators using BetConstruct’s Spring platform.

Operators will have access to popular titles such as Anaconda Eye, Sceptre of Cleo and Golden7Classic via mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

“The inclusion of Oryx Gaming falls perfectly in line with our goal of providing our clients the best and most exciting content available on the market,” said Greg Loucaides, head of gaming at BetConstruct. “We at BetConstruct are proud to be partnered with such an innovative and forward thinking company.”

Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij added: “It’s fantastic for us to sign with such an esteemed and professional partner as BetConstruct. Their target markets suit our products perfectly, and we cannot wait to see their clients utilizing our unique portfolio of games.”

Habanero

Curacao-licensed platform provider 1XBet has expanded its portfolio with new content from casino games developer Habanero.

1XBet will integrate Habanero’s full suite of games including six table games, 10 video poker titles and 70 video slots such as Jugglenaut, Roman Empire, Fenghuang and the recently-launched Fire Rooster.

Christian Wood, account manager at 1XBet, said he was delighted to be able to offer his operator partners Habanero’s full suite of games.

“We aim to have the largest content portfolio on the market, so their vibrant and bold slots and table games are a welcome addition,” he said.

Daniel Long, head of sales at Habanero, added: “We have launched some of our best-ever titles recently with the likes of Jugglenaut and Fire Rooster offering stunning visuals, immersive soundtracks and engaging gameplay and features. We believe they will become firm player favourites. There is huge potential for growth with 1XBet over the coming months. We are very pleased to have done a deal with them, and look forward to seeing how their partners and players react to our games."

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