This week has seen new game launches by Quickspin, Lightning Box and Spike Games, alongside platform integration deals for Relax Gaming, NetEnt, Wazdan and Betsoft Gaming.
Playtech-owned slots developer Quickspin has released its latest video slot Joker Strike.
The colourful 3x5 video slot springs into life when the Joker Strike feature is triggered by any win, wrapping an outer reel around the game grid where Joker symbols reveal the greatest rewards.
The game also debuts Quickspin’s new Hi Roller mode, which allows players to unlock additional features the more times they place a bet. A €20 bet guarantees a Wild symbol every five spins, while €30 guarantees a wild on both regular spins and the outer reel.
Players that increase their stake to €50 will receive additional wilds and Joker Strikes, as well as an extra marker on the outer wheel that boosts the chances of winning big.
“The all-new Hi Roller feature is a great example of the innovation we bring to the market, and we are sure the game will be a big hit all of our players and operating partners,” said Quickspin chief executive Daniel Lindberg. “Joker Strike is a feature-rich game that captures all of our flair for engaging gameplay and bonus content that is highly attuned to the modern video slots player.”
Sydney-based slots specialist Lightning Box has launched its latest Africa-themed title with the release of Silver Lioness4x.
The 4x5 reel slot, which features 1,024 ways to win, is the supplier’s first game to go live on Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. It will be rolled out on an initial exclusive basis with operator LeoVegas.com, before being made available to all of Lightning Box’s partners in May.
The slot features a diamond scatter symbol that triggers the free spins round, in which players can multiply wins by up to 36 times, as well as stacked Lioness wins to unlock the game’s biggest rewards.
Wild Tree symbols in the base game lead to further excitement, substituting in any position on reels two, three and four, while Wild Cubs in the Bonus game make way to reveal individual multipliers of up to four times during the free spins round.
“Lightning Box consistently develops great content for our players, recognising the importance of mobile gaming and innovation,” said LeoVegas head of casino James Ford. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to offer our players Silver Lioness4x first, we are certain that our audience will love the sequel to the wildly successful game, Silver Lion.”
Lightning Box managing director and co-founder Peter Causley said: “We are proud to launch Silver Lioness4x, a game that exhibits all our flair for combining first-class themes with exceptional underlying mathematics. Fans of its sister game Silver Lion are sure to love this timeless video slot, which has plenty to draw in new players and keep veteran slots fans engaged.”
Wazdan / Twelve40
Jersey-based lottery and instant games provider Twelve40 has signed an agreement to integrated content from games developer Wazdan onto its proprietary platform.
The partnership will also provide Twelve40 with access to Wazdan’s catalogue of added value video slot features, including Volatility Level, Double Screen Mode, Unique Gamble Feature and Energy Saving Mode.
“Elevating the services that we offer to our platform partners is a key consideration for Twelve40, and bringing on board Wazdan’s premium collection of top performing slot titles and casino games is a big step in the right direction,” said Nigel Renouf, business development director at Twelve40. “We have been impressed by the consistency and quality of their delivery, and we look forward to enjoying a long and productive relationship.”
Lauryn Duncan, sales and business development manager at Wazdan, added: “We are delighted to be bringing our growing collection of engaging video slots to Twelve40’s partners, a real marker of our progress as we grow our global footprint.
“With a perfect combination of entertaining themes and exhilarating bonus features, they are sure to boost acquisition and retention in markets all over the world.”
Wazdan has also agreed a deal to provide its portfolio of slots to Malta-licensed online casino operator Videoslots.
The operator will launch games including Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Fenix Play Deluxe, Mystery Jack Deluxe, Wild Guns and Magic Fruits Deluxe, as well as Wazdan’s new releases Los Muertos, Mayan Ritual and Captain Flynt.
"We are thrilled to have joined forces with Videoslots and happy to be able to make our games part of Videoslots player experience,” said Wazdan sales manager David Mann. “This latest partnership with one of the world's leading operators enables us to build upon our rapid growth this year."
Videoslots.com chief executive Alexander Stevendahl added: "We are absolutely delighted to launch Wazdan’s innovative games on our platform, they are truly a great addition incorporating some incredible world-first technology such as Volatility Level which is proving to be very popular with players in Europe as well as Asia.
“We firmly believe that Wazdan is one of the strongest technology developers as well as an artful game-maker for the industry."
Stockholm-listed games developer NetEnt has launched its live casino games with German operator mybet.
mybet had been forced to withdraw its previous live casino offering following Novomatic’s withdrawal from the German market in January.
As mybet was exclusively cooperating with a Novomatic subsidiary at the time, the operator said it was unable to offer its customers any live casino games for several weeks.
“We’re really pleased that after the surprising service deactivation by our former contracting partner we soon managed to find a reliable partner in NetEnt,” said mybet CEO Markus Peuler. “After all, we’ve already been in business with NetEnt for many years now as we already have other games from this provider as part of our program.
“Now, for the first time, we have also included the NetEnt live casino in our entertainment program and can now make a live casino offering available to our customers in an even better, genuinely stylish casino atmosphere."
Casino games supplier Relax Gaming has agreed a partnership to its integrate content with Malta-licensed operator Twin Casino.
The deal will see Relax initially provide Twin with its latest table games, including roulette and blackjack.
“Our customer-first approach requires us to integrate the best and latest games content from the best suppliers around,” said Marcin Jablonski, chief brand officer at Twin Casino. “Relax Gaming’s new table games fit this bill perfectly and we look forward to our Twinners experiencing their quality gameplay.
“We hope to build on this relationship in future with more Relax content across different genres and types integrated and made available to our growing customer base.”
Relax Gaming chief executive Daniel Eskola commented: “Twin Casino continue to impress with a casino site that delivers the best games on the market to its thousands of players and we’re delighted to be a part of this.
“Our premium Roulette and Blackjack titles have been made available at extremely competitive rates so that we can learn each other’s business requirements and build on our relationship further down the line.”
Spike Games / FunFair Technologies
Games developer Spike Games has agreed a partnership to develop new slot titles for FunFair Technologies’ blockchain casino platform.
FunFair will work with Spike to create new versions of existing titles built entirely on the blockchain, starting with a revamp of Alice Cooper’s School’s Out for Summer, produced under license from Global Merchandising Services.
The developed games will be added to FunFair’s existing suite of blockchain-powered casino games, with the partnership designed to help refine the processes and APIs to enable game developers to easily integrate game content on the FunFair platform going forward.
The supplier’s business model also means that when the games go live, Spike Games will be paid instantly in FUN tokens at the end of every session.
“Spike have over 20 years’ experience developing high quality slot games and we are delighted to have partnered with them to lay the foundations for the next generation of blockchain games,” said Jez San, CEO of FunFair Technologies. “By incorporating our proprietary Fate Channel technology with their rich experience, we can now give players the gameplay experience they are used to, with all the benefits that blockchain brings.
Spike Games founder Rob Anderson added: “The potential of blockchain technology in the online gaming industry is enormous and we are very excited to be partnering with FunFair at such an exciting time in its development. We believe in giving players the best possible experience and FunFair’s technology will ensure we can provide fast, beautiful, secure games to existing and new crypto players across the world."
Casino games developer Betsoft Gaming has agreed to provide its games to Malta-based OCG International, operator of the OnlineCasino Europa, Boombang and Slotilda iGaming brands.
The agreement will allow OCG International to offer Betsoft’s Slots3 series of games, including the new Classic Slots collection.
“OCG International offers many brands to their ever-growing base of iGaming players,” said Anna Mackney, account manager at Betsoft Gaming. “We are thrilled to be partnering with them. The target market in Germany is ripe for explosive growth, and we foresee that OCG will be making headlines and leaving their mark on our industry in a very memorable way.”
Michael Parlato Trigona, director of OCG International, added: “We are happy to strengthen our attractive portfolio with the beautiful and exciting games range from Betsoft. This new game range will help us to become even more attractive to a wide range of players and also will be a highly welcome addition to our existing player base.”