This week sees new game releases by the likes of Pragmatic Play, StakeLogic, Microgaming, Nolimit City, Habanero, Lightning Box, and Realistic Games, as well as a new omni-channel platform launch by Play’n GO.
Malta-based casino games developer Pragmatic Play has added a fiery new addition to its portfolio with the launch of Chilli Heat.
The 3x5 slot game features tequila, hot sauce and mariachis across the reels with stacked wilds, fixed jackpots, and free spins. The free spins round removes all royals from the reels, leaving only high paying symbols and the potential for big wins.
Landing six or more money-bags symbols begins the re-spins feature, which grants players three re-spins with which to discover more bags with cash prizes, and a chance to trigger the Grande Jackpot.
“Despite the laid-back feel of the Mexican village that provides the game’s backdrop, Chilli Heat is a dynamic game that showcases all of our flair for engaging gameplay and vivid presentation,” said Melissa Summerfield, chief commercial officer at Pragmatic Play.
“We have capitalised on our thriving games portfolio with a series of significant operator and supplier integrations, and we are sure Chilli Heat will prove just as big a hit with our players all over the world.”
Sydney-based slot developer Lightning Box has announced the release of its latest title, Mild Rockers.
The 6-reel, 80-line, diamond matrix slot features a soundtrack packed with riffs and a number of sonic symbols including drum kits, lipstick prints, guitars and leather-clad rockers.
Players will look to find multiple Encore Lips symbols simultaneously, sparking the Encore Spins feature. This feature sees the Mild Rockers of the title take it up a notch, becoming Wild Rockers, where they substitute with other symbols on the reel to produce big wins.
“Mild Rockers gives players the hottest ticket in town as they attend a gig with the Rock Girl and her crew of sometimes-wild rockers,” said Lightning Box managing director and co-founder Peter Causley. “The game boasts an epic soundtrack and edgy visuals, which we’re sure our players around the world will enjoy as they try and band together as many winning lines as possible.”
Stockholm-based casino platform and games developer Nolimit City has released its 7th slot game with the launch of Casino Win Spin.
The five by three reel, 20 bet line slot is inspired by a retro style jukebox and the old classic fruit symbols. It features Win Spin Hot Zones, Expanding Wilds and guaranteed wins from the in-game Spin ‘til you Win feature.
“With Casino Win Spin we continued refining our glossy and fine-polished graphics to create something spectacular, adding to our great portfolio of games,” said Malcolm Mizzi, head of sales and key account management at Nolimit City. “This high-paced machine has some thrilling features to look out for.”
Nolimit City product owner Per Lindheimer added: “This is a personal favourite of mine out of the titles we’ve created the last few months, can’t wait to see it hit our partners pages. The features are making your heart race – both in the main game and in the guaranteed win respin feature.”
Casino games provider Habanero has created a mythical world ruled by beasts in its latest release Four Divine Beasts.
The five-reel, three row slot is based on a Chinese folk story which tells of the sky being divided into the four cardinal points - north, south, east and west. Each domain is ruled by a divine beast - the Azure Dragon, Vermillion Bird, White Tiger or Black Tiger.
Designed especially for those who enjoy a medium-high volatility experience, this slot is packed with events around each of the four characters archetypes.
“Four Divine Beasts is sure to appeal to those who are looking for something quite different, summoning beasts who used to rule the earth,” said Toni Karapetrov, head of corporate communications at Habanero. “Its mythical design is built to bring an authentic Asian feel to players whichever device they choose to play on.”
Isle of Man-based supplier Microgaming has released a new Chinese mythology themed game, Lucky Little Gods.
Launched ahead of the Chinese New Year on Friday February 16th, the five reel, 243 ways slot is set in an ethereal realm hosted by two gods of fortune, and combines vibrant graphics and quirky animations with a number of bonus features.
The Golden Tree scatter can land on reels one or five in the base game, triggering the dancing tree animation and causing a cascade of golden coins that duplicate the coin award over the symbols below.
Giving players a boost of luck, the golden Treasure Pot can land on reel three in the base game to grant players extra prizes, while the Little Gods can randomly materialize on any non-winning spin to award a cash bonus.
The game also features the Firecracker scatter which triggers the free spins mode, where reels one and five are wild for the duration to spark even bigger rewards.
“Lucky Little Gods is loaded with exciting bonus features that offer players a wealth of opportunities to win,” said David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming. “The game studio have done an amazing job in creating a feature-packed slot that combines characters inspired by Chinese folklore with manga style artwork to give it a modern look.
“The fun animations of scatter symbols, base game features and free spins rewards really reflect the story and are sure to deliver players entertaining gameplay.”
StakeLogic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greentube and part of Novomatic Interactive, is launching a new branded slot game based on Dutch electro house DJ Hardwell.
Set to be unveiled at London’s ICE Totally Gaming event next week, the online slot features the world renowned and Las Vegas resident DJ Hardwell, who will make a special appearance at the Interactive area of Novomatic’s stand on Wednesday for the game launch.
Dutch-born Robbert van de Corput, better known by his stage name Hardwell, was voted the world’s number one DJ in 2013 and 2014 and is resident DJ at Hakkasan, Omnia, and Wet Republic in Las Vegas.
The game features fun across 5 reels and 25 lines with original music and colourful reels packed with DJ gear and neon fruit symbols.
Features available include bonus symbols that award bonus spins with special reel upgrades, plus a special super spin that features lock and spin action on the reels with guaranteed wins.
Swedish casino games developer Play’n GO will be launching its new omni-channel platform OMNY at ICE.
The product enables players to transfer game progress across any land-based or digital device via a standard user profile, and is set to reshape how and where players enjoy casino games.
The supplier said that the platform is capable of driving retention through a seamless interface for users and detailed back-end for operators.
Having recently acquired Proactive Gaming Scandinavia, Play’n GO will also debut several new gaming verticals, including a bingo product and online scratch cards.
“Our diverse product range at this year’s ICE will be stronger than ever, with the recent acquisition of Proactive Gaming providing us with a greater variety of quality gaming content and technical expertise,” said Play’n GO chief executive Johan Törnqvist. “We’ll also be showcasing a select few of our innovative slots, and with more than 40 titles to be released this year across a variety of game types and themes, we can offer a bespoke range to all operators.
“The star of the show, however, will be OMNY. The leading omni-channel gaming tool, which allows players to jump between devices and carry game progress with them, will spearhead our growth throughout 2018 and beyond.”
Realistic Games / Oryx Gaming
Platform provider Oryx Gaming has signed a content distribution deal with Realistic Games.
Realistic’s extensive games library, known as ReGaL, will be made available through the integration with Oryx’s platform and includes slot titles, as well as blackjack and roulette games.
“Realistic’s content has long been revered throughout the iGaming industry and this is a significant addition to our flourishing portfolio,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij. “They have been awarded a wide range of international certificates and our customers will be able to utilise these to grow worldwide.”
Realistic Games commercial director Robert Lee added: “We are extremely happy to have signed this agreement with Oryx. Bringing our innovative catalogue of games to a growing player-base is a core part of our commercial strategy, and we’re very excited to see our content being delivered to new markets.”
Danish slots provider Magnet Gaming has agreed a deal to supply its full suite of games to Iforium’s Gameflex platform.
The deal will see new releases such as Treasure Coast and Haunted House made available by the supplier, as well as classic titles including Fish Tank and Gold Rush.
“We are always looking to push and grow Magnet as a brand as we become a force in the gaming industry,” said Thomas Nielsen, head of game licensing at Magnet Gaming. “Our deal with Iforium will help us do exactly that and we know our slots will be popular among both operators and players alike. We look forward to a long relationship with them.”
Iforium CEO Phil Parry added: “The launch of Magnet Gaming on Gameflex is yet another important milestone for our platform. The quality of the content from Magnet Gaming is clear and it’s been a pleasure dealing with their excellent team to ensure a swift integration.
“I am confident our Gameflex operators will reap the benefit of adopting these new games from Magnet Gaming.”
Grupo Peralada's Casino Barcelona has expanded its online gaming platform through a new licensing agreement with Belgian casino software provider Gaming1.
The Playtech-powered Casinobarcelona.es site, which launched last November, will offer a range of casino titles from Gaming1, the B2B subsidiary of Belgian gaming operator Circus Group.
This includes the supplier’s Fakir Slot or Kassius games, alongside other titles from Gaming1’s portfolio.
"This agreement with Gaming1 is part of our strategy to offer our players the largest and best selection of games and online content with the highest standards, specially adapted to the Spanish market,” said Xavier Ballester, director of Casino Barcelona Online.
Nicolas Ponette, head of operations for Gaming1, added: “It is an honour for us that a brand with as much prestige as Casino Barcelona has chosen us as a provider of its online games.”
Spiffx / Twelve40
Lottery and instant win games provider Twelve40 has agreed a deal with Spiffx to integrate the Swedish provider’s Take5 content onto its proprietary platform.
The live football betting game Take5Live gives players the opportunity to bet on whether there will be a goal in selected matches within the next five minutes. All bets are reconciled immediately if a goal is scored within the five-minute time period.
“Building the appeal of our platform with the latest and most innovative games is a priority for Twelve40, and we are delighted to be able to introduce Spiffx’s unique Take5Live title to our operators for the first time,” said Twelve40 business development director Nigel Renouf.
“The dynamic and fast-moving nature of modern football is perfectly matched by the intuitive user experience of Take5Live. We are sure it will prove a hit with all of our partners."
Lennart Gilberg, acting CEO and director of Spiffx AB, added: “We are committed to expanding our global footprint, and Twelve40 are the perfect partner with whom to grow our reach.
“Twelve40 have been great to work with throughout this integration, and we look forward to working closely with them in a long and rewarding relationship.”
Tom Horn Gaming / Jumpman Gaming
Slots provider Tom Horn Gaming has agreed a deal to supply its games to Jumpman Gaming.
Games including Monster Madness, Don Juan’s Peppers and Blackbeard’s Quest will be made available to the UK-based casino platform provider.
“We’re delighted to be integrating with Jumpman Gaming as we continue to cement our position as a leading provider in the gaming industry,” said Ondrej Lapides, CEO of Tom Horn Gaming. “Our UK licence has opened the door for us to work with a number of new igaming companies, and we couldn’t be happier that Jumpman Gaming is one of them.”
A spokesperson for Jumpman Gaming added: “Tom Horn Gaming have quickly become one of the industry’s most trusted providers and we are over the moon to have agreed a deal with them. Their games will be going live in the coming weeks and they are sure to prove popular with players who love the top-quality graphics and sounds on offer, as well as the variety of titles.”
Genii / Betixon
UK-based casino games developer Genii has signed a deal to integrate its portfolio of games with Betixon’s platform.
The agreement sees popular Genii titles including Sirens Serenade, Tanzakura and BigFroot offered to Betixon’s clients.
“We couldn’t be happier to be working with Betixon,” said Nick Barr, sales director at Genii. “A fairly young firm, being in the industry since 2016, Betixon caught our attention with their not only high-quality offering but also their ability to offer affordable solutions to operators.”
Betixon chief technology officer Lior Cohen added: “Fresh content is important to any online brand, as a platform provider it’s important that we have the best content providers in our offering, and I think we have been able to do that again by selecting Genii’s content. We are glad to have Genii onboard which will help our clients to achieve their goals.”
Lithuanian live presented games provider BetGames has launched a selection of its titles with BCourt Group’s Middle East-facing iGaming brand Betcart.
Betcart is now offering BetGames’ fixed odds live games that combine traditional betting with popular lotteries.
All nine games from BetGame’s portfolio have gone live, including Bet on Poker, Bet on Baccarat, War of Bets, Dice, Dice Duel, Wheel of Fortune and the lottery games Lucky 5, Lucky 6 and Lucky 7.
“This deal is testament to our continued investment and expansion in the region and Betcart is a trusted business partner of BetGames.tv so the integration of Betgames.tv live games will strengthen their portfolio significantly, with an entertaining and revenue-driving solution,” said BetGames head of sales Christian Maglia, “We are looking forward to a successful and a long-term partnership.”
Meta Games Universal
UK-licensed games supplier Meta Games Universal (MetaGU) has launched its new Candy Spins slot game on Alea’s virtual reality online casino SlotsMillion.
Candy Spins is a sweet-themed 5 reel, 20 line slot with features including Expanding Super Wilds and Candy Bomb random wins. Its juicy lollipop bonus and a generous but volatile Sticky Free Spins bonus game are all triggered by the 3D animated Candy Girl.
"Developing our reach with innovative up and coming operators like SlotsMillion is a key part of our plans for 2018, and we are certain their players will love the quality and innovation offered by our state-of-the-art slot games such as Candy Spins,” said MetaGU chief executive Owen Cullum. “Our aim is to raise the bar in terms of slot content and we look forward to working with SlotsMillion in 2018 and beyond.”
SlotsMillion CEO Alexandre Tomic added: “SlotsMillion is excited to welcome MetaGU to our portfolio. The addition of their Candy Spins game offers our players a wider variety from an innovative studio and we look forward to future content from them."