Games News

This week sees new slots released by Yggdrasil, Pragmatic Play, Booming Games, Pariplay, NetEnt and Wazdan, alongside platform integrations for suppliers including SA Gaming, iSoftBet, Oryx Gaming, BeeFee Games and Nolimit City.

Pragmatic Play’s Safari King

Pragmatic Play is heading to the African savannah for its latest slot release Safari King.

The 4x5, 50 payline game features elephants, zebras and rhinos, with three bonus symbols triggering the free spins mode. This sees the Safari King appear stacked on the reels, with more free spins awarded for every bonus symbol which appears.

“Players are sure to love the roar of Safari King, an excellent addition to our range of games bearing all the hallmarks of our flair for game design,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield, who was recently named in the Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 of 2019. “Excellent central mechanics are combined with an engaging theme to create one of our most exciting products yet.”

Yggdrasil’s Champions of Rome

Yggdrasil has launched a new Ancient Rome-themed slot with the release of Champions of Rome.

The game is set in Rome’s Colosseum in the midst of a mighty battle where swords, tridents and maces fly through the air and make Wilds appear as they smash into the reels.

Its main feature is Added Wilds with four Wilds hitting the reels every time two Scatter symbols appear in base play, as well as in every spin during each Free Spins Mode.

Champions of Rome also features two different Free Spins Modes, Training Mode or Deathmatch. In Training Mode, players earn eight Free Spins and can keep all their winnings. In Deathmatch Mode, they have fewer spins to gather a certain amount of coins and get a multiplier of up to 4x on all their winnings.

“Champions of Rome is a visually impressive game where players are in control of how much they want to risk,” said Yggdrasil head of slots Jonas Strandman. “Seasoned slot warriors can satisfy their thirst for adrenaline by choosing to risk it all, while more casual players can make a more conservative choice with guaranteed winnings.

“Fortunately, with four Wilds regularly hitting the reels, the gameplay experience will be entertaining whatever strategy they choose."

iSoftBet / Gaming Innovation Group

iSoftBet has signed an agreement to offer its complete games portfolio across Gaming Innovation Group’s brands.

The partnership will see Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) integrate iSoftBet’s portfolio of proprietary and branded slots and table games, including popular titles Crystal Clans and The Dalai Panda.

In addition, GiG will have access to the supplier’s Game Aggregation Platform (GAP), enabling the operator to select from more than 3,000 games from iSoftBet’s 46 third-party platform partners.

“We’re thrilled to partner with such an innovative business as GiG,” said iSoftBet chief commercial officer Michael Probert, who was recently named in the Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 of 2019. “This marks another important step in our growth as a company, and we are delighted to have signed such a significant tier one content and GAP platform agreement.

“Both GAP and our own portfolio contain games of the highest quality and continue to perform superbly across all major regulated and emerging regulated markets.”

GiG head of communications Natasha Gowan said: “iSoftBet has a great reputation for developing high-quality games, and providing a huge range of content via its leading aggregation platform GAP. We are excited to be partnering with iSoftBet and look forward to a long and productive partnership.”

Booming Games’ Cheeky Monkeys

Booming Games latest slot release takes players into the heart of the jungle with Cheeky Monkeys.

Cheeky Monkeys features a 6th reel in the base game comprised entirely of a selection of 5x Multipliers, Stacked Free Spin Scatters and Interacting Monkeys.

“You'll go bananas for Free Spins, where all Free Spins winnings come with a guaranteed 5x multiplier, and extra spins can be triggered,” said Booming Games director of product Shane Cotter. “So stop monkeying around and make the cheeky chimps high-five to win between 50 and 150 times your bet.”

Oryx Gaming

Bragg Gaming Group’s Oryx Gaming has launched its online casino games with William Hill-owned operator Mr Green.

Oryx has integrated a full library of proprietary games, its portfolio of aggregator games, as well as a selection of titles from Gamomat, Kalamba, Golden Hero and Givme Games.

“Adding our casino content to the Mr Green platform is a major step for Oryx and we expect big results from the deal as we move through 2019,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij. “I strongly believe our portfolio of games is a perfect match with its player base and we look forward to a successful partnership."

Mr Green chief operating officer Antoine Bonello added: “Oryx will give us the opportunity to expand our current content portfolio, adding specific content that we know has a strong appeal in some of our key markets.

“This is aligned with our strategy to provide a customer proposition with a localized twist, taking into consideration the insights from focused market research and customer feedback from specific regions.”

NetEnt’s Golden Grimoire

NetEnt’s newest slot release takes players to another world of mysterious spins with the dimension-defying Golden Grimoire.

The 5-reel, 4-row, 20-fixed lines video slot is based around The Golden grimoire, a powerful book of spells and sorcery and symbol transformation. The game features Mystery symbol transformation, Wild Substitution and Free Spins with Sticky Mystery Symbol transformation.

The supplier said that the game’s artists appear in various pentagrams and glowing symbols on the walls, while the game team’s logo is visible on the book in the main game. The names of the creators which made the game appear in the magical seal.

“Golden Grimoire opens the portal to another world full of ancient magic and mystery where anything can happen,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton. “The game builds suspense with every spin – if there’s one thing players should expect, it’s the unexpected.”

SA Gaming / BetConstruct

BetConstruct has expanded its casino platform with a new strategic partnership with Asian gaming supplier SA Gaming.

More than 30 of SA Gaming's online slot games will be integrated with BetConstruct’s platform, including The Guard, World Cup Fever, Red Dragon, Saint of Mahjong, Indiana’s Quest, and Dragon Tiger.

In addition, SA Gaming will provide its portfolio of live casino games to BetConstruct, supporting games such as Baccarat, Roulette, Sic Bo, Fan Tan and Speed Baccarat from its new Asian third-party provider.

“This is an important partnership for us, as a result of which our gaming portfolio will be enhanced with more Asian themed slots and live casino games,” said BetConstruct regional director Lusine Khudaverdyan.

Nolimit City

Nolimit City has agreed a deal to provide its content to operator Casumo.

Casumo will offer Nolimit’s games in the UK, Sweden and additional markets, including titles such as Fruits, Ice Ice Yeti, Hot Nudge and Casino Win Spin.

“Seeing our games live on Casumo’s casino library means the world to us,” said Nolimit City commercial director Malcolm Mizzi. “Everyone knows the level of excellence the company has strived to achieve in all these years, so having partnered up with an operator like Casumo makes us a step closer to realising our dream of becoming one of the leading supplier brands out there."

Casumo’s Andreas Vickman and Josefine Hellström said in a joint statement: “We have been impressed by the quality of the Nolimit portfolio for quite a while now and we believe that the titles will be appreciated by our players, especially within our core markets.

“We are also excited to see the performance of upcoming games from Nolimit. In addition, Casumo are looking forward to a fruitful long-term business relationship with Nolimit.”

BF Games / 1XBet

BeeFee Games has integrated its full portfolio of games with platform provider 1XBet.

The platform integration has seen all BF Games titles being made available for 1XBet’s customers, including new releases Lucky Symbols, Bonnie & Clyde and 3D slot Aztec Adventure.

“We are delighted to announce the completion of the integration with such a powerful and fast-growing game provider as BF Games and are proud to announce that their high-quality games have appeared on our website,” said1xBet account manager Jane Polushkina.

“We are pleased to offer BF Games portfolio of slots to our growing list of customers and are looking forward to getting the first positive results of our cooperation. We are very happy to achieve new goals with the professional BeeFee team on board.”

BeeFee Games head of business development Claudia Melcaru added: “Our varied and broad portfolio greatly matches the needs of an operator like 1XBet which targets multiple markets and has millions of players with very divers preferences. We are very happy to provide our content to them as a valuable add-on to their product offering.”

Pariplay’s Zombies Gone Wild

Pariplay has released a new zombie-themed slot game with the launch of Zombies Gone Wild.

The slot features 50 lines that pay both ways for even bigger rewards, as well as a collection of wilds, free spins and jackpots.

The game features expanding Mega Wilds, which occur when one of the game’s three heroic zombie hunters are exposed to radiation and become Wild zombies. During the ensuing free spins, the hunter expands to increase the chances of winning.

The game has three jackpots, each of which corresponds to one of the three zombie hunters. Players can contribute to the value of these respective jackpots with a winning line that includes a Wild zombie hunter symbol.

Other game highlights include the free spins feature, which awards up to 20 spins and can be retriggered up to three times with the initial number of spins awarded. The game also features a mobile portrait mode, allowing players to easily switch to one-handed gameplay.

“When designing Zombies Gone Wild, we knew it was important to give players a game that not only looked great but was also true to the spirit of a genre that holds such an important place in modern pop culture,” said Pariplay commercial and marketing director Richard Mintz.

“That combined with our commitment to maximum entertainment, engagement and unique gameplay features, ensures that players of all experience levels will be eager to return to a world packed with rewards and adventure.”

Wazdan’s Space Gem

Wazdan is taking players on an intergalactic journey packed with colourful gems with its latest slot release Space Gem.

Showcased earlier this month at London’s ICE expo, the game takes players on a mission to collect colourful gems across the galaxy and features Expanding Wild symbol and Re-spins.

"Space Gem makes a proud new addition to an already thriving portfolio of more than 105 HTML slots, table games and video poker games,” said Wazdan chief marketing officer Jeremy Fall. “With the new release of the company’s new Unique Wazdan Feature, Big Screen Mode, Space Gem offers players a super-sized experience that is out of this planet.

“As one of seven new titles showcased by Wazdan at ICE London 2019, Space Gem is a fantastic example of the high-quality and feature-rich games that our team are passionately designing and taking to market each and every month.”

Betsoft Gaming / River iGaming

Betsoft Gaming has signed a strategic content agreement with Oslo-listed operator and B2B provider River iGaming.

Betsoft will provide its SLOTS3 series of games, including latest release Max Quest: Wrath of Ra, to River iGaming’s brands, which include Casonic and the newly acquired Gaming Realms’ UK-facing brands Pocket Fruity, Spin Genie, Britain's Got Talent Games and X Factor Games.

“River has very quickly carved out a unique position in the iGaming industry, with a new vision for a comprehensive player journey where every touchpoint is managed under a single roof, and the value of every player is maximized,” said Betsoft Gaming marketing director Annamaria Anastasi. “One of the cornerstones of this vision is, of course, to provide value to the player in return.

“This requires the operator portion of River’s business to be able to offer the best slot games the market already has to offer, with a reliable stream of innovative new content being added over time. We are proud to have met these criteria and to have been selected as a key content partner. We look forward to supporting River’s ambitions for the foreseeable future.”

River iGaming chief operating officer Ismael Diagne commented: “At River, we look at the iGaming business differently. Our goal is to provide an incredible gaming experience by running in the opposite direction to the competition: prioritising the quality of the player experience over the rate of player acquisition.

“We have already been able to secure the right investment and acquire the right innovative technologies to pursue that vision, so the final piece of the puzzle was identifying the right content partner to ensure that our players have access to the finest games available today, and that we have a way of adding tomorrow’s best content to our portfolio quickly and easily.”

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