This week has seen new games released by SG Digital, iSoftbet, Leap Gaming, Pragmatic Play and Blueprint Gaming, as well as platform integrations for Oryx Gaming, Playzido, 1X2 Network, Patagonia Entertainment, Betsoft Gaming and Helio Gaming.
UK-based game studio Blueprint Gaming has announced the launch of its latest slot to feature its Megaways mechanic.
Buffalo Rising Megaways is set on the dusty plains of the wild west, and is a modern twist on a classic slot theme.
Four scatter symbols trigger the innovative Buffalo Bonus free spins round, where players have the opportunity to choose their free spins volatility with a number of spins and win multiplier combinations on offer. For those wanting to add an extra level of excitement to proceedings, a mystery choice can be risked, awarding a random combination of free spins and win multiplier.
Every win during the bonus round triggers cascading symbols and increases the win multiplier value. Buffalo Rising Megaways also features an operator configurable Buffalo Bet, allowing players to activate the free spins round instantly at any time.
“The chase is on as the buffalo make their way across the plains in search of big prizes in our latest slot release,” said Blueprint Gaming director of marketing and relationships Jo Purvis. “With players able to choose the volatility during the innovative free spins round, as well as the addition of the MegaWays mechanic which creates an even greater gaming experience, we’re sure Buffalo Rising will appeal to a wide-range of players.”
Scientific Games’ SG Digital division has launched two new games, Aftershock Frenzy and PolterHeist.
From the company’s WMS game studio, Aftershock Frenzy is a three-reel game with a random bonus that can award up to seven free spins with guaranteed wins.
The supplier's second release has been rolled out ahead of Halloween. Polterheist is a spooky title which features a band of outlaw ghouls with a penchant for burglary. Polterheist boasts a unique aesthetic that combines the wild west with ghastly ghosts.
Oryx Gaming has further strengthened its client portfolio with the launch of its games platform with operator Bethard.
Oryx has integrated a wide selection of its own casino content onto the Bethard platform, as well as top performing titles from content partners Kalamba Games and Gamomat.
“We’re proud to welcome Bethard to our family of clients and get started with them,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij. “Our outstanding casino content will help Bethard achieve its mission of becoming one of the leading European casino brands.”
Bethard head of casino Bjørnar Heggernes added: “The quality of the content from Oryx, and their partners Gamomat and Kalamba, are exactly what we're looking for. We're always looking to expand the games portfolio with the right games and I'm confident our players will enjoy the new selection.”
Virtual sports developer Leap Gaming has launched a new Instant Football game, which combines highly realistic animated action and fast-paced betting options.
The game is packed full of features, including 16 teams, the option to browse between games, on-demand activation of games, and the ability to skip scenes and matches for faster betting.
Video footage has been created using sophisticated motion capture technology to record professional players and scans of real stadiums, and is voiced with professional commentary.
The game is currently available directly through Leap Gaming, or via platform providers including 1X2 Network and SG Digital.
“Instant Football is one of our most complete game to date, and combines stunning graphics with professional commentary with a wide range of betting options to deliver a truly world-class player experience,” said Leap Gaming CEO Yariv Lissauer. “Virtuals are becoming increasingly popular as players demand round the clock access to sports events and games, and we can certainly deliver this via titles such as Instant Football.”
iSoftbet is challenging players to master the mystical ways of The Dalai Panda in its newest slot.
The game is centred around the infinitely wise Dalai Panda, who uses his mystical powers to magically manipulate the reels if he senses bigger wins are possible, leading to 729 ways to win.
The Dalai Panda comprises two separate reels that spin simultaneously giving players double the chance to win. The game’s central character is an able ally, guiding players along their spiritual slot journey, regularly filling the Free Spins Bank at the centre of the screen, and producing a series of game-enhancing bonus features including Extra Wilds, Extended Wins, Wild Reels and Win Multipliers.
If three or more Bonus symbols hit the reels, the Free Spins feature triggers, causing the reels to come together to form an enlarged single reel-set with hundreds of pay-ways.
“The Dalai Panda is one of our most innovative developments to date, and offers a unique and highly enjoyable experience,” said iSoftBet chief commercial officer Michael Probert. “Focussing our game around the wisdom of the Dalai Panda, and having a title character that actively helps players along their user journey, we are sure that this will be one of our biggest hits.”
Latin American video bingo specialist Patagonia Entertainment has launched its games in the Colombian iGaming market following a partnership with Aquila Global Group’s Wplay.co.
Patagonia’s entire library of video bingo content is now available on the operator’s Colombian-facing platform.
“Colombia’s iGaming market offers huge potential and we’re thrilled to get started with Wplay.co,” said Patagonia Entertainment global business development manager Victor Arias. “Our video bingo content will give us the perfect platform for growth in the region.”
Wplay.co general manager Julio Tamayo added: “Adding Patagonia Entertainment’s video bingo titles to our platform means our players remain completely engaged with Wplay.
“Innovation is key in all we do, and we want our players to have the best experience possible on our platform. This deal helps us diversify our offering further to meet the demand of all Colombian players.”
Malta-based casino games provider Pragmatic Play has released its latest slot Vegas Magic.
The 3x5 video slot features traditional magical symbols, including doves, a magician and his assistant, a top hat and a tiger.
The wild symbol takes the form of the magician himself, and along with the magical scatter symbol can trigger the tumbling feature. This form of re-spin begins automatically with any winning line or scatter combination and leads to tumbling spins that multiply in value with every winning spin.
“We are thrilled to unveil our latest slot, Vegas Magic,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “Its captivating presentation and innovative ways to win make it one of our most exciting games yet.
“Vegas Magic contains plenty of features to engage players over extended play sessions, and combined with our exciting win methods it is another strong addition to the Pragmatic Play portfolio.”
Games platform provider Playzido, part of Endemol Shine Group, has signed a distribution deal with platform provider Bede Gaming.
The partnership will see Playzido’s catalogue of branded and premium slots from a selection of game studios, including Endemol Shine Gaming, added to Bede’s HUB platform and its aggregation platform, PLAY.
The deal, which includes a suite of Deal or No Deal titles, will allow Playzido’s full portfolio and innovative platform functionality to be made available to Bede’s customers.
“We’re delighted to announce this deal as we’re great admirers of Bede,” said Playzido managing director Stuart Banks. “Ultimately we share the same ambition of delivering excellent products that address the real needs of operators. This deal comes at an incredibly exciting time for Playzido as we look to make a major impact through a number of significant partnerships lined up over the coming months.”
Bede Gaming commercial director Ross Haselhurst said: “We welcome Playzido and its game suppliers to our platform. The calibre of the games on the Playzido platform, coupled with some really exciting functionality is a powerful mix that we know will land well with our operators. We look forward to a great partnership moving forward.”
Casino games developer 1X2 Network has strengthened its position in Asia following a deal with QTech Games.
Operators powered by the QTech Games platform will now have access to a wide range of titles from the supplier’s 1X2gaming and Iron Dog Studio subsidiaries.
The deal includes titles such as Rainbow Wilds, Blood Queen and the recently released The Curious Cabinet, as well as upcoming releases Vikings Wild from Iron Dog Studio and Faerie Nights from 1X2gaming.
“Asia is one of the fastest-growing online casino markets in the world, and we are delighted to have teamed up with QTech Games to distribute our content to operators and players across the region,” said 1X2 Network chief commercial officer Kevin Reid.
QTech Games CEO Jonas Alm added: “We are constantly updating our extensive game portfolio to ensure that we offer our operator partners the widest range of quality titles from the best studios and developers. 1X2 Network has cracked the code when it comes to designing and developing stunning games that deliver engaging and compelling gameplay, providing a superior player experience.
“Their games have been performing consistently well for a number of years in a range of different markets, so we’re confident they will be well-received by new players in Asia, too.”
Malta-based lottery games supplier Helio Gaming has integrated its content with platform provider BetConstruct.
The agreement, which includes own-branded lotto games and lottery betting products, will be rolled out with BetConstruct’s network of operator partners.
“I’m delighted to announce our agreement with BetConstruct, whose proven track record of utilising games makes this a very exciting deal for us,” said Helio Gaming CEO Richard Mifsud. “Our suite of games engage a wide selection of demographics, and thanks to BetConstruct’s presence in a number of areas, particularly in Eastern Europe and central Asia, we are confident they will appeal to lots of their operators.”
BetConstruct CEO Vigen Badalyan added: “We’re very pleased to have reached an agreement with Helio Gaming. They’ve created a fantastic portfolio of lottery games and it’s another welcome boost to our operators.
“Deals such as this mean we are able to offer our partners new opportunities, which can only help them deliver the innovative and interesting content their players want.”
Malta-based casino games specialist Betsoft Gaming has expanded its presence in Belgium following an agreement with licensed multi-channel operator Supergame.
The agreement provides for the integration of a wide range of Betsoft titles that comply with the Belgian Gaming Commission’s online regulations.
“The Belgian regulated market is complex, with various license tiers that govern the way games can be promoted and played,” said Betsoft Gaming marketing director Annamaria Anastasi. “For Supergame, this meant finding a content partner who is agile and experienced enough to make sensitive adjustments to core mechanics, themes, and features to ensure that their games comply with regulations and resonate with the region’s players.”
The agreement also lays the foundation for future Betsoft game integrations, with further content also being adjusted for the Belgian market.
“Working with Betsoft, you feel straight away that they are a very professional company,” said Manou Coutard, product manager at Supergame. “Our team have been big fans of Betsoft’s games for some time. Their titles are visually stunning, and their 3D art is amongst the very best in the business.
“But more than that, we were thrilled to find a partner capable of adjusting their content to meet our unique requirements. We are confident that Betsoft will help elevate our casino to the next level.”