This week has seen a slew of new slot games released by some of the leading suppliers in the industry, including SG Digital, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Microgaming, Pragmatic Play and Blueprint Gaming.
Scientific Games’ SG Digital division has launched seven new games this week, including titles from its NextGen Gaming, Red7, WMS and Barcrest studios.
Developed by NextGen Gaming, the Wild 3 introduces a character-driven theme with in-game achievements and missions that encourage continuous engagement and player loyalty. Eight missions empower maximum fun, and the wild west aesthetic creates a rich gaming experience for players.
From the Red7 studio comes Wild Streets, a 20-line game which showcases six features that can trigger on any spin, with players who win a cash prize able to choose to place it all on the line for an even bigger win. The experience is topped off by four jackpots.
Other titles launched this week include Reel Riches Fortune Age from the WMS studio and Valkyrie Fire from the Barcrest studio. Reel Riches Fortune Age boasts a pick bonus and free spins multipliers, while Valkyrie Fire brings a land-based favorite to the online space.
SG Digital has also released Let it Ride, King of Africa, and Gems Gems Gems.
Stockholm-listed casino games developer NetEnt is paying tribute to the timeless fruity slots with its new game release, Double Stacks.
The 5x3 classic slot game features free spins, stacked symbols, and land-based inspired lightshow style graphics.
Dialling up the classic theme, Double Stacks presents a visual feast of falling fruit pieces as it focuses on maximizing the excitement of classic 5-reel gameplay.
The new release incorporates the supplier’s Double Stacks feature that doubles all stack symbols that land flush in the reel, as well as free spins, where wilds can also be doubled up.
“We wanted to celebrate the enduring appeal of fruit style video slots and are delighted with the results,” said NetEnt chief product officer Henrik Fagerlund. “The key to Double Stacks is ageless simplicity, combined with radiant visuals – we are sure it will be a hit with old school players and newcomers alike.”
Games developer Yggdrasil has launched a new quest-based adventure slot Wolf Hunters.
The game transports players to a medieval town, ravaged by the ferocious Werewolf. Hunters attack the beast as soon as it hits the reels, with every successful battle rewarding the player with a sticky wild, a bonus respin and collection advancements.
Since players get a respin every time a wild hits the reels, hitting consecutive wilds can lead to huge wins.
Players can enter three types of free spin modes: ‘Regular’, ‘Slayer’ and ‘Hunter’, with the last two options collectable. All three modes involve spine-tingling bonus features and expanding wilds, as players grow in strength and attack the Werewolf.
“This game has a great deal going for it, but the first thing people will notice is the amazing ambience, which really draws you in to the game,” said Yggdrasil head of slots Jonus Strandman. “The theme, sound effects, animations come together to create a unique world, where players will enjoy spending their time.”
Yggdrasil has also this week agreed to provide its slots to Åland-based operator Paf, which serves players in Spain, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden.
The operator will launch Yggdrasil’s portfolio of games, including the Vikings trilogy, classic titles such as Jokerizer and Winter Berries, as well as latest slot releases Hanzo’s Dojo and Wolf Hunters.
“We are thrilled to partner with such a well-recognised brand as Paf with a long and successful history in gaming,” said Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist. “The deal proves we are seen by operators as the leading games provider in the Nordics and we look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with Paf.”
Paf chief gaming officer Kim Johansson added: “Yggdrasil’s casino content is a firm favourite in our current markets and has proven to be a great success across regulated markets, so we are very excited to be able to offer their highly innovative games to our loyal players.”
Microgaming has unveiled the latest slot to be developed by Triple Edge Studios and made exclusively available to its operator partners.
From the game studio behind Microgaming’s Playboy Gold and Halloween online slots, Wicked Tales: Dark Red reimagines a classic tale with a wicked new twist.
It is a five reel, 25 payline slot set in the foreboding forests of Ravenmire, where fortune and fantasy collide. The game features Triple Edge’s signature Wandering Reels, a group of three reels that spin together and contain Jumbo Blocks, which work to increase the player’s chance of landing big wins.
Landing three bonus symbols in the base game triggers the Wolf’s Wheel Bonus, where the suspense intensifies. During the bonus, players have the chance to spin the wheel for cash prizes, multipliers and the treasure chest, a symbol that leads to the Forest of Fortunes where the game’s pick bonus awaits.
Within the Forest of Fortunes, players can choose from a number of leather pouches to find cash prizes, which combine with a multiplier that increases each time a pouch with a cash prize is revealed. Immunities in the form of an axe can also be collected, helping players prolong the bonus round by defending against the lurking werewolf attempting to bring an end to the feature.
“Wicked Tales: Dark Red brings back the exhilarating Wandering Reels feature alongside a gripping feature guaranteed bonus wheel, which can lead to a pick bonus round or free spins round,” said Microgaming games publisher David Reynolds. “Triple Edge Studios have done an amazing job in combining darker elements with exciting features and new math design to inject newfound thrill and suspense into a classic tale.”
UK-based game studio Blueprint Gaming has launched Jackpot King Deluxe, an updated progressive jackpot system offering players even more ways to win big.
The popular multi-game system now features two ‘must be won by’ pots that are guaranteed to pay out by a fixed value.
The Royal and Regal pots have been revamped in this latest edition of the supplier’s three-tiered progressive to award their prizes before reaching £3,500 and £35,000 respectively.
Jackpot King Deluxe will be rolled out across Blueprint’s full suite of existing Jackpot King games and implemented onto new titles throughout the remainder of 2018 and into the new year.
“Jackpot King has revolutionised the online casino sector and is hugely popular with operators and their players,” said Blueprint Gaming managing director Matt Cole. “We’re very excited to introduce this new, deluxe version which is set to drive even greater engagement and raise excitement levels.
“With our ‘must be won by’ Regal and Royal pots, the latest incarnation of the progressive system is sure to be an attractive proposition and enhance the gaming experience even more.”
Game developer and aggregator WeAreCasino has expanded its platform with new games from 1X2 Network.
Operators using the WeAreCasino platform will now gain access to a wide range of titles from 1X2 Network’s 1X2gaming and Iron Dog Studio subsidiaries, as well as virtual games from strategic partner Leap Gaming.
This includes popular titles such as Rainbow Wilds and Blood Queen, as well as new releases The Curious Cabinet and Leap Gaming’s Instant Football.
“WeAreCasino have certainly made an impact of late, with an impressive roster of clients in a short space of time,” said 1X2 Network chief commercial officer Kevin Reid. “We are excited to be working with the great people at WeAreCasino and what we believe will become a strong and dynamic partner for us.
“Our games are topping the charts across a wide range of markets and casino brands, and this deal will strengthen our position as one of the top game providers in the industry.”
1X2 Network has also this week agreed a deal to integrate innovative sports betting and casino hybrid table games from developer SpiffX (soon to be renamed Spiffbet).
SpiffX is a game provider developing online games for casino and betting under the brands Spiffbet Casino and Spiffbet Games. SpiffX creates casino games that offer fair odds with unique functionality, including its Take5 product series, as well as customisable casino games that can be tailored to individual operator needs.
The developer joins the likes of Playson, Oryx, Habanero and GameArt in making their titles available through 1X2 Network’s 3PI platform including to providers such as WeAreCasino.
“SpiffX is a fantastic addition to our 3PI platform and complement our current portfolio greatly,” said 1X2 Network’s Reid. “This deal allows us to strengthen our game portfolio with more quality, innovative content for our partners and their players and makes us a ‘go to place’ for unique and exciting games.”
Lennart Gillberg, chief executive of SpiffX, added: “The integration with 1X2 Network’s 3PI platform is a big win for us and will see our games made available to operators in key regulated markets around the world. We believe this will be a successful partnership for all involved.”
Casino content provider iSoftBet has expanded its Game Aggregation Platform (GAP) with the addition of Betsoft’s suite of games.
Games including Stampede, Legend of the Nile, Sugar Pop and the recently launched Dragon Kings, have been added to the platform, which already boasts more than 2,000 titles from over 35 third-party providers.
“As we continue to strive to build a large, high quality network of games provider partners, it was imperative that a deal be struck between iSoftBet and Betsoft,” said iSoftBet chief commercial officer Michael Probert. “Our operators in Italy and Romania particularly have been awaiting this partnership and we’re excited to be able to provide them with the Betsoft suite of games via GAP.”
Betsoft marketing director Annamaria Anastasi added: “This is an exciting development for all concerned. We are delighted to be delivering our games to operators via iSoftBet’s Game Aggregation Platform.
“This opens up new doors for Betsoft as we continue to expand into new markets around the world. With our newly acquired Romanian license and continuous growth in Italy, this partnership made perfect sense.”
Reading-based casino content developer Realistic Games is making a splash with its latest slot game, Splashtastic!
The underwater-themed five-win line game features a wide array of tropical fish, boxed symbols to trigger the feature, as well as a top prize of x250 for reeling in three lucky life rings.
The free spin round awards 10 free spins where the player can double their entire free spins winnings every time the lucky pearl appears in any position on the centre reel.
“We’re very excited about the launch of our new slot, Splashtastic! and look forward to it making waves for our operating partners,” said Realistic Games commercial director Robert Lee. “Splashtastic! is another great example of the diversity of content that our partners can continue to see from Realistic in the months ahead.”
Slots and table games provider Habanero has announced its latest release, Jump!
The slot features popular retro-themed symbols, including fruits, bells, and lucky number Sevens, as well as a synthesizer soundtrack.
Players are tasked with collecting coins, with five Jumping Joker re-spins triggering the free game bonus as win lines increase from 192 ways all the way up to 1,024.
By collecting all six symbols in winning combinations, players can also activate the Stacked Spin feature, with five of the same random symbols scattered randomly in the next spin, offering them the chance to unlock huge rewards.
“We have secured great success with high-volatility offerings in recent times as we look to cater for a wide-range of players,” said Habanero head of corporate communications Toni Karapetrov. “Jump! is sure to resonate with them too thanks to its retro-themed symbols and sounds, all of which are delivered via the highest quality graphics and sound.”
Malta-based slots and live casino provider Pragmatic Play has release its latest slot game Master Chen’s Fortune.
The 3x5 video slot is filled with beautifully crafted oriental symbols, many of which represent good luck, and features a brightly coloured background and immersive soundtrack.
Players can win both right to left and left to right, with plenty of win lines available. If the player encounters the Maneki-neko symbol they can multiply their total bet, while the Master Chen symbol acts as the wild.
“We are thrilled to unveil our newest game, Master Chen’s Fortune,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “Its colourful atmosphere and multiple ways to win make it one of our most action-packed slots yet.
“Master Chen’s Fortune features some incredibly detailed symbols, and combined with our exciting win methods they lead to a highly immersive game with huge win potential.”
Pragmatic Play has confirmed the launch of its games this week with licensed Portuguese online casino operator Solverde.
The agreement sees all of Pragmatic Play’s content, including recent releases Da Vinci’s Treasure and Peking Luck, made available to Solverde’s players for the first time.
“We are delighted to have announced this agreement and taken our products live with one of Portugal’s leading casino operators,” said Summerfield. “We have made a concerted effort to cement our presence in a number of European markets, and Solverde are an exciting operator to work with as we continue to grow our footprint.”
Solverde director Americo Loureiro added: “We are very pleased to have brought Pragmatic Play’s games on board, signing with a provider that boasts a library of impressive and immersive games.
“We can’t wait to see how our customers respond to Pragmatic Play’s exciting content and are confident its products will form a key part of our casino offering.”
Red Rake Gaming
Valencia-based casino games developer Red Rake Gaming has announced the release of its latest slot, Viva Las Vegas.
In the 5x4 reel video slot, music, fun and entertainment are the real stars of the show as players are immersed in Las Vegas.
The new video slot adds an original bonus feature with its heart gauge sidebar where players will receive free spins when achieving 4 or more straight respins, as well as having the opportunity to multiply their prizes.
During the Free Spins Bonus feature, the featured Viva Las Vegas symbols - inspired by the legendary sign welcoming visitors to the city - will operate as Wilds, offering even more prizes in turn.
Chicago-based slot developer 2BY2 Gaming has signed up to First Look Games new platform, which provides a direct link between studios and online casino affiliates in order to maximise exposure of their games.
2BY2 Gaming joins a growing list of developers, including 1X2 Network, to use the platform to share up-to-date information and assets for their games with publishers.
“We are thrilled by this partnership with 2BY2 Gaming and believe our platform will offer the developer tremendous value,” said First Look Games founder Tom Galanis. “2BY2 Gaming is a well-established and thriving premier game studio which seeds its content through aggregators and will hugely benefit from the direct exposure First Look Games gives them within our publisher network.”
Bob Schuijt, founder of MB Consulting International and the exclusive online distributor of 2BY2 Gaming slot content, said: “The challenge as a game supplier is that we have little to no control on how and to what extend operators promote our games. By directly connecting with the affiliates and their networks, we can finally bridge this gap and have better control to promote our great library of successful video slot games to a larger audience of players globally.
“The participating affiliates gain by having quicker and easier access to all of our game assets to be published as content to their readers, 2BY2 Gaming benefits by having better player exposure to our great games and the operators enjoy more wagering on our games as well. We are excited to work with First Look Games and to make this partnership a great success.”