This week sees new slots released by SG Digital, Microgaming and Pariplay, launches for iSoftBet, Zitro, Pragmatic Play, Relax Gaming, Wazdan, and Quickspin, as well as a games studio acquisition by QTech Games.
Isle of Man-based games developer Microgaming has revealed details of its two newest slot releases, which have been developed by games studio Just For The Win.
Temple of Tut is a 5x3 reel, 10-payline slot where players can uncover the riches hidden within Tutankhamun’s treasure chamber. Paying both ways and featuring free spins and Super Reels with stacked wilds, the Egyptian themed game take players on a daring expedition to big wins.
The game includes a new feature in the form of Super Reels, which can randomly appear in the base game to activate bountiful rewards.
The second slot to be launched is Amazing Aztecs, a 5x3 reel, 243 ways game that will transport players back in time to an empire inspired by an ancient civilisation that once ruled South America.
Every win in the game grants players the chance to trigger the Giant Re-Spin feature, where 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 Giant symbols can activate big wins. During the feature, the booming sound of ancient drums builds anticipation as the reels spin, followed by a cascade of golden coins when the player lands a winning combination.
“We are following up our previous successful releases of Goldwyn’s Fairies, Lucky Links and Deco Diamonds with not one, but two thrilling adventures available exclusively to Microgaming,” said Tiger Holmgren, chief product officer at Just For The Win.
David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming, added: “Just For The Win have done it again with two new exciting game releases. Players can win both ways in Temple of Tut where they join a team of explorers on an epic expedition for Egyptian treasures. In Amazing Aztecs, players can journey alongside the Chief, the Hunter, the Shaman and the Princess in their search for legendary wealth. The game is brought to life by rich animations and vibrant graphics, combined with a frequently occurring Giant Re-Spin feature to spark thrill in every spin.”
As a timely release for this year’s FIFA World Cup, Scientific Games' SG Digital division has launched Foxin’ Wins Football Fever.
Produced by SG Digital’s NextGen Gaming studio, the 25-line, five reel slot title includes the popular SuperBet feature, where players control added wilds for greater potential wins. During free games all prizes are doubled and more Added Wilds are included for more possible winning combinations.
“Foxin’ Wins Football Fever takes a player-favourite franchise to new heights with a fresh football theme,” said Tom Wood, chief creative officer at SG Digital. “Featuring our NextGen studio’s most beloved characters and launching just before the World Cup, this new title is sure to entertain players at and beyond the kick-off.”
Malta-based casino games developer Pragmatic Play has launched its titles with leading lottery betting operator Lottoland.
The supplier’s games are now available in multiple markets including the UK, with titles Wolf Gold, Chilli Heat and Ancient Egypt among those initially going live.
“We have a strong commitment to bringing our diverse range of games to an ever-growing global audience, and are delighted to have gone live with Lottoland,” said Melissa Summerfield, chief commercial officer at Pragmatic Play.
“As the market leader in online lotto betting, Lottoland is building one of the industry’s premier iGaming experiences, and linking up with such a brand underlines the great progress we are making.”
Lottoland vice president of gaming Anthony Morris said: “Delivering great innovative gaming content to our customers is a key area complementing our core business, and Pragmatic Play’s games are a natural fit.
“Their stellar range of games and in-game tools makes them a real force to be reckoned with, and we look forward to enjoying a successful and long-lasting relationship.”
Online and mobile casino content provider iSoftBet has signed a deal to supply its games to Malta-licensed operator BetRebels.com.
iSoftBet’s entire portfolio of original and branded slots, including Platoon and Paranormal Activity, will be available to BetRebels’ players across desktop and mobile.
The integration also includes the supplier’s latest games, Eye of The Amulet and Legend of Loki, which will be delivered to BetRebels via its Game Aggregation Platform (GAP).
“We are delighted to be supplying our full suite of games to BetRebels, a prestigious online casino and sportsbook operator with a diverse and loyal player-base,” said Michael Probert, head of business development at iSoftBet. “The partnership stands testament to the appeal and popularity of our games, as well as the power and flexibility of our Game Aggregation Platform.”
BetRebels director and co-founder Yiorgos Metaxas said: “We are constantly looking to add quality content to our portfolio, and iSoftBet certainly provides this. We were particularly drawn to their branded slots, which we believe will be a big hit with our players.”
Zitro Interactive, the online division of video bingo specialist Zitro, has launched its games online with Spain's Casino Gran Madrid.
Fifteen games have initially been launched on Casinogranmadridonline.es, including Zitro's Power 4 Bonus, Power Mania and Wild Rocks titles.
"Just like we have Zitro video bingo machines in the group's live casinos, we wanted to offer these same games to our online customers, so we are very pleased to have completed this project," said Casino Gran Madrid online director Daniel Ledesma.
iGaming software provider Pariplay has announced the launch of its latest in-house developed video slot, Chitty Bang.
Complete with fruity graphics paying homage to golden-age slots, Chitty Bang features reels of three and six rows with 972 possible winning outcomes and boasts three main bonuses. These include the giant reel re-spin, along with wild symbols and scatter free spins. A mystery mega symbol also guarantees big wins for players each time it appears.
“To broaden the appeal of Chitty Bang to all demographics of players worldwide, we aimed to seamlessly combine the classic look and feel of a popular fruit slots game with slick modern features,” said Richard Mintz, commercial and marketing director at Pariplay. “We believe the game is one of our most exciting and sophisticated yet and will serve as a stunning addition to any iGaming brand’s casino offering.”
Playtech-owned slots specialist Quickspin has launched its new Tournaments feature, which has been developed to drive player retention.
Developed in partnership with Competition Labs, Quickspin said that the feature ups the ante with event-oriented rewards and prizes.
The new tool allows for competitions to be offered using unique game events as a driver for points. Players can get points every time a scatter symbol appears, or every time they get a win involving a wild symbol.
Standings and progress can be followed in real time on the leaderboard which is featured in-game. Additionally, the leaderboard comes in a range of custom themes, allowing for a seasonal experience in line with an operator’s promotions.
“We are very proud to be bringing our new Tournaments feature, which piles on the excitement with an added layer of interactivity that we are sure players will love,” said Quickspin chief executive Daniel Lindberg. “Our Achievements Engine and Achievements Races underline our flair for implementing gamification, and the new Tournaments feature is a natural extension of our expertise.”
Malta-based supplier Relax Gaming has integrated its table games with EveryMatrix’s Casino Engine platform.
Relax will initially incorporate its suite of table games, including Roulette and Blackjack, with a view to rolling out further content later in the year.
These will be made available to EveryMatrix’s operator partners via its Casino Engine, which features more than 5,000 titles.
“As a gaming content aggregator, we look to find the best titles available at the most cost-effective prices to ensure we provide our partners with the best possible offering and Relax Gaming’s latest table games are well-suited to these needs,” said Amund Stensland, head of vendor management at EveryMatrix. “Both the Roulette and Blackjack titles offer premium gameplay and high-spec graphics, both key to delivering the best casino experience to the many customers we service.”
Relax Gaming co-founder and chairman Patrik Österåker added: “EveryMatrix has one of the most extensive and quality gaming portfolios on the market and we’re very pleased to integrate our latest table games into their platform. We’re confident players will appreciate the titles, having already proven to be very successful with numerous partners around the world.”
Casino aggregator Iforium has signed an agreement to add content from supplier Wazdan to its Gameflex platform.
Wazdan will integrate its full suite of casino games with the Gameflex platform, including titles such as Magic Hot 4 Deluxe, Magic Stars 3, Wild Guns, and Jumping Fruits.
“I am delighted to welcome Wazdan as the newest member of our Gameflex aggregation family,” said Iforium chief executive Phil Parry. “Both companies share a passion for games and the addition of Wazdan’s extensive slots portfolio to Gameflex will be very well received by our operators. I am looking forward to working closely with the excellent team at Wazdan and distributing their content across multiple markets in the near future.”
Wazdan head of sales Andrzej Hyla added: "Iforium is one of the most recognised gaming operators and we're delighted that our two excellent tech teams can collaborate on a quick integration.
“This is another important addition for Wazdan as we continue to expand basing on our European trademarked technology. We are certain our games add another range of popular choices for the Gameflex platform, and we look forward to building a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Phil and his team."
QTech Games / Snowborn Games
Asian-facing content aggregation platform QTech Games has acquired a majority stake in newly established Stockholm-based games studio Snowborn Games.
Video slots developed by Snowborn Games will be exclusively available via QTech Games’ platform.
“Snowborn Games is currently putting the finishing touches to their initial gaming portfolio which I have no doubt will prove hugely successful,” said QTech Games CEO Jonas Alm. “We are delighted to be teaming up with them, considering their key-person track record for ingenuity in this arena.
“It’s the next phase in our goal to become the largest provider of digital entertainment in Asia over the next few years. Indeed, we are presently very active in this space, looking to enlist small gaming studios with big ideas that can become a part of our developing QTech family.”
Snowborn Games chief executive Magnus Palmstierna Eckhell commented: “The combination of QTech Games’ huge distribution model, coupled to Snowborn’s creative content, forms a knockout combination.
“We’ve always been intent on employing the best personnel on the planet, not just in the Nordics. This partnership with QTech is an extension of that mission statement. For we now have a majority partner whose distributional scope can facilitate our transition into a world-leading studio, powered by state-of-the-art tech and a team whose passion and dedication are only matched by our own. We believe our upcoming games will be a great complement to their platform, as this deal allows us to continue our growth into untapped markets, with our hallmark flexibility of integration.”