This week sees new game releases by a host of suppliers including Greentube, Play’n GO, Pariplay, NetEnt, Yggdrasil and Booming Games, and platform integrations for the likes of Iron Dog Studio, Gamevy, Oryx Gaming, Genii, and Tom Horn Gaming, among others.
Swedish casino games developer Play’n GO is taking players into space with its new retro-futuristic title, Planet Fortune.
The five-reel, 40-payline slot transports players to a planet inspired by the science-fiction of the 1960s, where they will come across heroic astronauts on the hunt for out-of-this-world treasures.
Assisted on their intergalactic quest by the wild robot symbol and stackable game characters, players are be gifted regular chances of winning big cash prizes. The robot is key to securing big wins, with players granted ten free spins when three or more of the symbols appear on the grid sparking the Robot Revolution feature. In this mode, wilds become sticky and ‘walk’ across the grid from left to right before falling away.
Planet Fortune also introduces Magnetic Mayhem, a feature which can be triggered in each round prior to the reels coming to a halt. Players will see reels stick together with symbols enlarging across them, increasing the chance of generous wins.
“Our first launch of the year, Planet Fortune, has set the bar for what’s to come in 2018 as we ramp up our games development and continue delivering quality titles to our global clients,” said Play’n GO chief executive Johan Törnqvist. “Planet Fortune features the premium graphics, unique features and smart mechanics that players have come to expect from our titles and we’re confident they’ll enjoy the retro, yet futuristic theme which appeals to a variety of demographics.”
Novomatic Interactive subsidiary Greentube is readying the launch of its newest slot Crazy Birds.
The game sees feathered friends Potty, Rocky and Loopy fight for the affection of the elegant pink parrot, Candy, in a colourful, crazy and action-packed slot.
It takes players on an adventure to a tropical island paradise full of pool parties, prize wheels and big wins, where the three birds use their individual powers to keep players on the road to victory.
The goal is to line up five identical symbols across 40 win lines in this 5-reel slot. A minimum combination of two matching symbols (next to each other from left to right on a win line) pays out for the Gold Coin and Statue symbols.
Additional bonuses such as the Pool Party Bonus and the Free Spins Bonus ensure extra prizes.
iGaming solutions provider Pariplay has launched its latest game in partnership with video games developer Atari.
Pong is based on the iconic Atari-branded table tennis simulator arcade game which recently celebrated its 45th anniversary following its original 1972 release.
The game follows on the heels of Pariplay’s previous Atari-branded releases, which include Asteroids, Star Raiders and Black Widow.
Featuring five reels and 20 paylines, the Pong online slot is highlighted by a Referee Central Spot from which special features can be expanded for a chance to win even more lucrative rewards. Expanding wilds, random wilds and wild multipliers, combine in an offering that will appeal to young and nostalgic audiences.
“As the first truly popular arcade video game, Pong holds a unique place in the history of gaming and we’re very excited about its addition to our robust collection of online slots,” said Richard Mintz, commercial director at Pariplay. “Designed to appeal to a wide range of players with varying experience levels, we’re confident that Pong will prove to be Pariplay’s greatest Atari -branded slot yet.”
Atari chief executive Fred Chesnais commented: “Pong is the game that has defined the videogame industry. It was natural for us to bring it to real-money slot machines, as it is a game that millions have enjoyed and keep enjoying. Best of luck to all players.”
Stockholm-listed casino games specialist NetEnt has announced its latest slot release with the launch of Universal Monsters The Phantom’s Curse.
Set in a classic theatre ambience, the 5-reel, 4-row, 40-fixed line video slot features an enthralling operatic soundtrack as it tells the spellbinding tale of how the disfigured Phantom falls for the beautiful soprano Christine.
The game is packed with a range of exciting gameplay features, including chandelier scatter symbols, masked phantom wild symbols, and a pick-and-click bonus game set against the backdrop of three mirrors.
Malta-based slot developer Pragmatic Play has expanded its games portfolio with the launch of a new suite of online scratchcard titles.
Pragmatic has developed seven online scratchcards based on a range of its popular video slots, including Wolf Gold, Gold Rush, Queen of Gold and Hot Safari.
Each game gives players the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, with the 7 Piggies scratchcard offering the chance to win up to €5,000, while Wolf Gold awards a maximum €1m prize.
“Pragmatic Play has built a sterling reputation as a provider of top quality slot games, and extending our expertise into scratchcards is a natural progression,” said Melissa Summerfield, chief commercial officer at Pragmatic Play.
“Offering quick bursts of exciting gameplay, scratchcards are an increasingly popular acquisition and retention tool for operators. We look forward to introducing them to our operating partners and their players over the coming months.”
Casino games developer Yggdrasil Gaming has released Ozwin’s Jackpots, a five-reel, 20-payline slot that boasts five different jackpots.
The game has been rolled out on Yggdrasil's HTML client framework iSENSE 2.0+, and will be supported by its BOOST and Missions in-game promotion tools.
“Ozwin's Jackpots is all about jackpots,” said Jonas Strandman, head of slots at Yggdrasil Gaming. “Yes, the game has an engaging concept, fun gameplay and sound mechanics, but its real attraction lies in the fact that it's designed to pay out jackpots more often than other multi-jackpot games, with the smaller ones dropping many times a day.
“We are quietly confident that these constant jackpot drops will make the game a fan favourite for years to come.”
Iron Dog Studio / Quickfire
1X2 Network subsidiary Iron Dog Studio has agreed a deal to distribute its slots portfolio via Microgaming’s Quickfire platform.
Iron Dog’s portfolio of slots including Blood Queen, Neon Jungle and Cherry Blast will be available through the platform, with more titles to be added such as new Q1 release Rainbow Wilds.
"Iron Dog Studio is fast becoming a household name, and with this partnership, we are continuing to make further use of the vast distribution available within the 1X2 Network as we continue to expand our partnerships with world renowned brands such as Microgaming and Quickfire," said 1X2 Network chief commercial officer Kevin Reid.
Quickfire games manager Andrew Hollis added: “It is great to be working with Iron Dog Studio, a new development partner on the Quickfire platform, and to be extending our relationship with 1X2 Network. This content will be a fantastic addition to our already vast portfolio.”
PG Soft / Relax Gaming
Malta-based casino games and platform supplier Relax Gaming has agreed a partnership with games developer PG Soft.
PG Soft’s titles will be made available to operators via Relax’s Silver Bullet platform, which currently aggregates more than 100 titles from several leading suppliers. This will initially include PG Soft's Honey Trap of DiaoChan, Tree of Fortune and Fortune Gods games.
“Our Silver Bullet platform’s content provision hosts a wide variety of quality games, and we’re pleased to now offer PG Soft's popular, mobile-first titles to our clients,” said Relax Gaming chief product officer Simon Hammon. “We look forward to building a constructive partnership with PG Soft in the coming months as we confirm the best in class experience we offer operators.”
PG Soft managing director and co-founder Ken Zhang added: “Agreeing this partnership with Relax Gaming is significant as we look to widen the audience of our already successful titles.
“We both share an ambition to drive innovation in the casino space, particularly on mobile, and Relax’s Silver Bullet platform will help us continue to do so.”
Casino games developer Booming Games has released its latest slot Romeo, a modern take on the famous romantic classic.
The 3-reel, 10-line slot features a host of features, including Free Spins triggered by 3 or more of the golden Scatter symbols; 2-Way Pay achieved with 3 or more of the blossoming roses; and the Gamble feature, where players can take a chance at doubling their winnings by guessing what jewellery is in the box.
“Romeo adds a generous dose of romance to our already eclectic portfolio of titles,” said Jerry Seelig, chief product officer at Booming Games. “We can’t wait for our players to get their hand on this handsome looking slot.”
Gamevy / Bede Gaming
Bede Gaming has expanded its PLAY iGaming platform with content from online instant win games provider Gamevy.
Gamevy’s portolio of games will be made available to Bede’s operator partners via Bede PLAY, including popular titles such as Red Card and Epic Gems.
“We’ve long been fans of the innovative titles produced by Gamevy, so we are thrilled to be making them available to all our clients through Bede PLAY,” said Bede Gaming chief executive Michael Brady. “The games are a proven success across multiple markets.
“We strive to continually update PLAY with the latest titles demanded by our customers and with instant win games growing in popularity of late, it is great that we can say that Gamevy are now a partner of ours.”
Helen Walton, chief commercial officer at Gamevy, added: “We are always looking for new ways to bring our content to operators in regulated markets, and Bede PLAY is a fantastic channel for this purpose. The team at Bede has been a pleasure to work with. We are excited to see our content available to Bede’s operator partners soon.”
We Are Casino
Malta-based casino games supplier We Are Casino has secured an exclusive deal with operator Tempobet, marking its first steps into the Latin American iGaming market.
Tempobet will offer its players more than 50 games from We Are Casino, including bingo and slot titles.
We Are Casino’s slot games are created using the supplier’s innovative Slot Builder software, which enables customers to create and customize their own game.
“We are very satisfied with our deal with Tempobet,” said We Are Casino chief technology officer Domenico Vacchiano. “This is a big, exciting opportunity to make our mark in the Latin American market, and a great way of showcasing our portfolio.”
Tom Horn Gaming / Digitain
Slots provider Tom Horn Gaming has agreed a deal to make its full portfolio of titles available through Digitain’s platform.
“Tom Horn Gaming enjoyed a 2017 to remember and it’s great to kick off the new year by agreeing a partnership with Digitain,” said Tom Horn Gaming CEO Ondrej Lapides. “We have put a lot of effort into ensuring our portfolio is as immersive and exciting as it possibly can be, and we hope that Digitain’s players enjoy what we have to offer.”
Digitain chief executive Suren Khachatryan added: “We’re always looking to add high-quality games to ensure our players remain loyal and happy, and that’s what we have done with Tom Horn.
“Their portfolio contains something to suit every taste and we are sure they are going to prove very popular. We look forward to pushing forward to achieve common goals.”
Casino games developer Betsoft Gaming has agreed to launch its games with Bingohygge.dk, a new brand launched by licensed Danish operator Spillehallen.dk in partnership with media company Vores Medier.
Targeted at Danish women, Bingohygge.dk will be offering Betsoft’s full suite of games, including the Slots3 and ToGo mobile portfolio, as well as Classic Slots.
“It is brilliant to target Bingohygge.dk toward a female audience,” said Aaron Axisa, account manager at Betsoft Gaming. “Women are the fastest growing player demographic in our business, and we are sure that building a site customized to that group will be a resounding success. We know Spillehallen.dk has the experience and dedication to create a superior experience for these players.”
Erik Boye Hansen, CEO of Spillehallen.dk, added: “Spillehallen.dk is a well-known company in Denmark both for our online casino site Spillehallen.dk and for producing the original Danish slots both for the online and offline market.
“We are now forming partnerships with different media companies, where we offer white labels for the Danish online casino market. The first partner is Vores Medier and we are very excited about launching Bingohygge.dk with them.”
Genii / Jumpman Gaming
Slots provider Genii has signed a deal to integrate its portfolio of games with the platform of Jumpman Gaming.
Jumpman’s mobile-first casino platform will feature more than 130 slots from Genii, including titles such as Rise of Spartans, Robin of Sherwood and Zodiac.
“Genii is always looking for opportunities to grow as a brand and add to the melting pot of innovation that is currently out there,” said Genii sales director Nick Barr. “This partnership with Jumpman Gaming is another step in our growth plan, especially with the game releases we have planned this year.”
Oryx Gaming / Gameiom
Games developer Oryx Gaming has agreed to integrated its full suite of games with platform and content aggregator Gameiom.
Oryx will provide its proprietary and third-party slot, table and, card games, as well as video poker and traditional games, to Gameiom’s expanding operator base.
“We’re proud to be able to offer our games on the renowned Gameiom platform,” said Matevz Mazij, CEO of Oryx Gaming. “Integrating our full suite of casino content has been a seamless process and we look forward to our partnership delivering further growth for both parties."
Gameiom chief executive Stuart Carr added: "We are delighted to welcome Oryx content to the Gameiom platform and to make available quality titles to our rapidly increasing network of operators. At Gameiom, our ethos is to work with providers that bring the very best content to the market and this collaboration is testament to this approach."
BetGames.tv / Novusbet
Lithuanian live-presented games provider BetGames.TV has signed a deal to provide its full suite of games to Malta-based platform provider NovusBet.
NovusBet will add a range of BetGames.tv’s multi-channel games to its platform, which is aimed at the European, African and South American markets.
“We are delighted to add our games to Novusbet games’ offer," said Danilo Patella, director of sales for Southern Europe at BetGames.tv. "It’s our aspiration to provide as always the best live gaming experience and to support NovusBet expansion in all the markets in which they are actually working.”
BetGames.tv director of sales for Africa, Tayo Atoloye, added: “The integration of our games will surely enrich the services NovusBet offers to its customers and will strengthen their portfolio. We are all convinced that especially their European and African customers will enjoy the new addition.”
Zagreb-based lottery betting specialist Pin Projekt has launched a new live bet-on-lotteries product which combines a live casino setting with event betting.
Lotto instant Win (LiW) allows players to bet on the outcome of a variety of lottery draws broadcast continuously from four certificated studios.
Draws occur frequently, every 1, 3, 7 and 10 minutes, depending on the studio and how many balls are in the drum, with over 2,000 live draws taking place throughout the day, year-round.
LiW offers 17 different games with sidebets and jackpot options across desktop, mobile, retail and betting terminals, with live studios that are fully customisable for operators.
“The future of live lottery has arrived,” said Pin Projekt chief strategy officer Zdenko Ninkovic. “LiW promises to provide an exciting and engaging experience never before seen in the lottery industry.
“Bet-on-lottery products have grown exponentially in popularity in recent times, and we firmly believe that making these draws live across the day for players to watch will take it to the next level.”