This week sees new slot games released by Microgaming, SG Digital and iSoftBet, as well as platform integrations for the likes of Realistic Games, Big Time Gaming, Oryx Gaming, and Red Rake Gaming.
Isle of Man-based supplier Microgaming will launch two new games this month, Dream Date and Diamond Empire.
Dream Date is a five-reel, 243 ways slot in which players can personalise their experience by choosing the game theme (Historic or Modern), and a Dream Date (from one of eight handsome suitors) as the highest-paying symbol.
When the chosen man appears in a specific combination with the leading lady symbol, the Hot Zone feature is triggered, awarding an instant cash prize. Players can also win 8 or 16 free spins, during which landing the Dream Date Wild symbol on the centre reel triggers an expanding wild with a 2x multiplier.
Diamond Empire is the second game released by Triple Edge Studios, following the launch of Playboy Gold earlier this year.
The slot offers players the chance to win big with stacked wild multipliers (up to 650x bet) and in the wheel bonus, which awards a guaranteed cash prize up to 888x the total bet. The three-reel, 15-payline slot also features player achievements, immersive ambient sounds, and an Art Nouveau theme.
"Dream Date features customisable themes and symbols, expanding wilds and free spins – ideal for new and experienced players alike, not to mention those looking to score red-hot rewards," said David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming.
"Diamond Empire is the newest instalment from Triple Edge Studios, who have done a fantastic job of combining vibrant visuals with rewarding and captivating gameplay. Our April new games signal the rich diversity of content we have coming in 2018, so watch this space for news of our upcoming releases – there's plenty to be excited about."
SG Digital, the B2B iGaming division of Scientific Games, will launch its latest slot game Celestial King later this month.
Developed by the supplier's Bally studio, the slot is packed full of lucky symbols, enchanting imagery and charming animations, and features a free games bonus that awards 8 retriggerable free games.
It also has a lock & spin feature where the reel window transforms into a 25-reel array where up to four jackpots can be won simultaneously.
Other recent releases from SG Digital's global studios include Shuffle Master’s Dancing Drums, NextGen Gaming's King Kong Fury, Betdigital's Wilds Deluxe, and Barcrest's Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours.
Upcoming games to be launched include NextGen Gaming's Flame, and Shuffle Master's Very Fruity.
Casino games developer iSoftBet has announced the release of its latest slot, Legend of Loki.
The 20-line video slot draws on the mysteries of Norse mythology and includes various features including Wild Strikes, Stacked Respins and Storm Showers, as well as a Free Spins round with a unique sticky symbol.
At the start of any normal spin, Loki can summon his sceptre and add a random number of Sticky Wilds to the reels for that spin. Three or more Scatter symbols will reward players with 10 Free Spins, while the special sticky symbol can deliver multiple wins.
"While we know that our players appreciate technical quality, we know that an element of mystery adds real excitement to a game," said Michael Probert, head of business development at iSoftBet. "So, we paired our signature audio-visual excellence and unique mechanics with the Norse Legend of Loki to produce a game that we know will keep players on the edge of their seats."
Big Time Gaming
Big Time Gaming has rolled out its latest slot Extra Chilli exclusively with operator LeoVegas.
Extra Chilli is a Mexican-themed slot powered by the developer's MegaWays engine, offering 117,649 ways to win. It includes Big Time Gaming’s patented Dual Reaction mechanic and Feature Drop system, as well as reactive reels and Free Spins.
The slot also features the supplier's new V-Gamble system, which allows players to gamble the game's volatility in the Free Spins feature.
Extra Chilli launched exclusively with LeoVegas this week, before a wide roll out last this month.
"Big Time Gaming is all about innovation and pushing the boundaries," said Big Time Gaming CEO Nik Robison. "Extra Chilli is the pinnacle of our achievements to date, and will certainly spice up the player experience."
James Ford, head of casino at LeoVegas, said: "Big Time Gaming set out with an aim to deliver truly unique and revolutionary online slots, and they have certainly achieved that. With a heavy focus on mobile and innovation we are certain Extra Chilli will be a smash hit with our audience."
Casino supplier Realistic Games has launches its games with Tabcorp-powered operator Sun Bets.
An initial batch of 12 games have gone live on the Sun Vegas tab, including Super Graphics Upside Down, Time is Money, Win Sprint, and Hot Cross Bunnies.
"We're very pleased to have teamed up with Sun Bets which is one of the most recognisable brands in the UK," said Robert Lee, commercial director at Realistic Games. "We are looking forward to seeing our games live on the site and are expecting them to be popular with their players.
Adam Ruffett, director of casino at Sun Bets added: "Realistic's portfolio of games are proven revenue generators and have established a wide following among slots fans. We're delighted that we can now offer them to our players.
"We're always looking to diversify our product range to give the widest possible choice and teaming up with Realistic only enhances that strategy."
Oryx Gaming has signed a deal to deliver its portfolio of games to London-listed operator Jackpotjoy.
The supplier will roll out its in-house developed games and titles from Gamomat across the operator's Vera&John and InterCasino brands, including Golden7 Classic, Sceptre of Cleo, Pharaoh's Riches, Ramses Book and Fancy Fruits.
Oryx will also add latest titles from partners such as Kalamba Games and Golden Hero.
"We are excited for the opportunity to supply our best content to Jackpotjoy," said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij. "Vera&John are renowned for its innovative approach to casino games and I believe our slots portfolio will be the perfect fit.
"It's been a pleasure working together as we integrate our selection of top performing video slot titles. This deal gives ORYX even greater exposure and we look forward to seeing the results as our partnership blossoms."
Red Rake Gaming / Finnplay
Finnish platform provider Finnplay has completed the integration of Spanish developer Red Rake Gaming's slots portfolio to its Billfold platform.
The deal provides Finnplay with access to more than 40 slot and video bingo titles such as Eastern Goddesses, Ryan O'Bryan, Super 10 Stars and latest release, The Asp of Cleopatra.
"Red Rake Gaming has been developing high-quality casino games for a considerable time, of which they have established an excellent reputation for innovating and delivering engaging games," said Daniel Eriksson, member of Finnplay's management team. "We are therefore delighted that their games portfolio will be accessible for our international white-label solution customers."
Carlos Fernández Aguilar, head of business development for Red Rake Gaming, said: "Our company's vision is to have strategic partnerships with all leading platforms that can represent our great games professionally and proactively.
"Finnplay has a proven international reputation and distribution network of licensees and we look forward to having our games available to a growing player database that will enjoy our engaging games."