This week has seen a slew of new games released, including titles from Pariplay, Play'n GO, Pragmatic Play, Quickspin, IWG, Big Time Gaming and Magnet Gaming, as well as platform integrations for Sport-Shotz and Spinomenal.
Swedish casino games developer Play'n GO has launched Fu Er Dai, a new slot inspired by the Chinese term (Fuerdai) that refers to the children of the nouveau riche in China.
In the five-reel, 10 pay line slot game, players enter a world of flash gold watches, expensive cell phones and other luxury items. A girl with a dragon tattoo will occasionally present herself on the gameboard, covering an entire reel, helping players to further wins.
These will be enhanced when two appear simultaneously, with players granted five free Win Spins, and at least one guaranteed to hit a winning combination.
"Fu Er Dai channels the extravagance of the lifestyle by the same name, and it can transport our players to a new world of luck, lavishness and luxury," said Johan Törnqvist, CEO of Play'n GO. "We're sure players will love escaping to the decadent world of the Chinese nouveau riche which will be brought to life by our usual striking graphics and immersive soundscape."
Pariplay's in-house development studio has announced the launch of its latest slot game Jack in the Box.
The six-reel, 100-line video slot brings the colourful world of travelling circuses to life. Against the background of a classic red-and-white striped big-top tent, Jack in the Box features engaging circus-themed symbols, including performing elephants and lions, human cannons and top-hats with magic rabbits.
Jack in the Box boasts free spins, expanding wilds, sticky wilds and also provides a bonus game with iconic jack-in-the-box symbols to maximise player retention. Jack in the Box's mega symbols, a visually-engaging 4x4 expanded version of the standard pay-out symbol over reels 2 through 5, will also serve to optimise customers' playing time.
"Original video slots are a core development focus for our studio, and Jack in the Box stands out in our portfolio as the most sophisticated and visually stunning title we've developed to date," said Adrian Bailey, managing director at Pariplay. "We are confident that it will become a stand-out game in the casino offerings of our existing clients as well as operators we partner with going forward."
Malta-based slot developer Pragmatic Play has expanded its games portfolio with the launch of 7 Piggies.
The 3x5 video slot sees seven personality-packed pigs line the reels, with the King Piggie serving as the wild symbol. Clean and simple mechanics make for a streamlined experience, while a traditional wooden barn is scattered on the reels to trigger the game's bonus feature.
Three scatter symbols automatically award five free spins with a 1x multiplier, with players then throwing open the doors of three other barns to reveal more free spins and bigger multipliers.
"We are proud to launch 7 Piggies, an expertly modelled game that combines the engaging gameplay Pragmatic Play is known for with a charismatic cast of characters," said Catalin Bratosin, head of games production at Pragmatic Play.
"Providing players with fresh and innovative content is a core part of our identity, and this latest addition to our flourishing portfolio underlines the talent of the team we are building."
Playtech-owned Swedish slots specialist Quickspin has brought the legend of King Arthur back to life in its latest release Mighty Arthur.
The game features the mythical king who expands into a 3x3 wild symbol with massive wins on offer during each player's epic adventure. Merlin the wizard displays his magical powers by scattering the reels with wild symbols in this 3x5 slot.
Mighty Arthur also features Quickspin's innovative Achievements Engine, designed to offer players a more entertaining and rewarding experience.
"Mighty Arthur promises to be one of our most magical slots yet, with stunning graphics and an eye-catching storyline which will have widespread appeal," said Quickspin CEO Daniel Lindberg. "Players across multiple markets will be rewarded with great gameplay and the riches of legend thanks to Arthur and Merlin."
Online instant win games provider IWG has launched the latest addition in its Big Money Slingo series of games under its licensing partnership with Gaming Realms.
Big Money Slingo Bonus is a mix of slots and bingo, combining a £250,000 jackpot with an engaging free spins mode. It follows the release of IWG's Big Money Slingo product last year.
The innovative bonus feature gives players the opportunity to hunt for the biggest wins, scattering five keys which can unlock a Super Spin of the Wheel bonus round.
"Slingo has quickly become one of the most popular online games in the world, and we're hugely excited to be launching Big Money Slingo Bonus to both the lottery and commercial sectors," said Leon Thomas, chief commercial officer at IWG. "We've worked closely with Gaming Realms for a number of years and we're thrilled to be launching another Slingo game.
"The instant win vertical continues to grow rapidly, and we will be signing major deals with a number of leading operators, who have seen the value that games like Big Money Slingo Bonus can bring, over the coming weeks and months."
Gaming Realms CEO Patrick Southon added: "IWG are market leaders when it comes to instant win content and we are always happy to license our games to quality suppliers like them.
"The popularity of Slingo shows no signs of slowing down and we’re sure that Big Money Slingo Bonus will be another big success in the instant win market."
VSoftCo / Sport-Shotz
Virtual sports supplier VSoftCo has entered into a multi-year agreement to expand its platform with content from London-based sports-themed casino games provider Sport-Shotz.
VSoftCo will integrate Sport-Shotz's complete portfolio of games onto its platform, including games covering football, horse racing and tennis, as well as new titles based on American Football, golf and cricket.
"This partnership is very important for VSoftCo as it shows our commitment to the company vision of being the premium supplier omni-channel of sports based content," said Simon Westbury, chief commercial officer of VSoftCo. "For the last twelve months we have been committed to expanding our sports based offering and this deal demonstrates our desire not to just provide virtual sports but also casino based content.
"The market leading sports based casino products offered by Sports-Shotz is a perfect extension of this vision."
Neil Greenwold, director of Sport-Shotz, added: "We are delighted to have entered into partnership with VSoftCo, a much respected market leader in the virtual sports betting industry.
"With the extensive distribution network available through VSoftCo, we believe that integrating our portfolio of sports casino style games with our differentiating USP will place us in an excellent position to capitalise on expanding into new markets and new territories."
Danish casino games developer Magnet Gaming is taking the players to the seaside with its latest slot, Treasure Coast.
The game features nine aptly designed reels, including a camera to capture the memories, an ice cream to cool off, and two progressive jackpots.
The mobile-first HTML5 slot serves up big prizes on every spin, with bonus games such as Boat Race, Flag Hunt, Lost and Found and Forgotten Gold waiting in the wings.
"Treasure Coast immerses players into the clear waters and white sandy beaches where our jackpots lie," said Thomas Nielsen, head of game licensing at Magnet Gaming. "Everybody loves the thought of being on holiday and Treasure Coast offers players the next best thing. We are sure players will love hunting for those hidden jackpots and bonuses."
Isle of Man-based casino solutions provider Iforium is to add the full portfolio of games games from developer Spinomenal to its Gameflex content aggregation platform.
The integration will see titles such as Slot'n'Roll, Abundance Spell and Very Big Goats made available via the Gameflex platform, which now offers more than 5,000 games from over 50 content partners.
"I am delighted to welcome Spinomenal as the newest member of our Gameflex aggregation family," Iforium chief executive Phil Parry said. "Spinomenal have some of the most engaging and entertaining games on the market and they are a very welcome addition to our portfolio.
"I look forward to working closely with the excellent team at Spinomenal and delivering their top performing titles across multiple markets via Gameflex."
Spinomenal CEO Lior Shvartz added: "I am most proud to add our innovative games to Iforiums' successful platform. Iforium holds great team of experts, which made this union easy and convenient for both sides. I am most sure that this partnership will help both teams to succeed and prosper."
Big Time Gaming
Following a successful exclusive launch period with operator LeoVegas, Big Time Gaming's latest game release White Rabbit has been made available to the wide iGaming market.
White Rabbit first went live with LeoVegas in October, and is an adult-themed slot with haunting renditions of famous Wonderland characters and uses the supplier’s Megaways mechanics.
Megaways boasts the Feature Drop and Extending Reels, with the former being 18 months in the making and allows players to buy the bonus feature on entering the game. They can play the game to drop the price by collecting BTG Coins as they land on the reels, or wait for the feature to occur naturally.
Extending Reels are triggered during Rabbit Hole free spins, which offer up to 60 free spins, and add more symbols to the reels. Each reel opens-up to a maximum of 12 symbols, culminating in a massive 248,832 Megaways to win.
"We are delighted to make White Rabbit available to the wider market following its astonishing launch with LeoVegas," said Nik Robinson, CEO of Big Time Gaming. "We are really excited to roll it out across our network of operator partners, and looking forward to hearing feedback from their players."
James Ford, casino manager at LeoVegas, said: "White Rabbit has gone down a storm with our players; it combines stunning graphics with evolutionary math and state-of-the-art mechanics to deliver an unrivalled mobile gaming experience, which reflects our passion for leading the way into the mobile future."