This week has seen new games released by Playtech’s Quickspin, Kalamba Games, Pariplay, Booming Games, Realistic Games and Endorphina, alongside platform integrations for Espresso Games, Zitro Interactive, GiG Games, Leander Games and Hacksaw Gaming.
Quickspin’s The Grand
Playtech’s Quickspin has combined a stylish Art Deco design with three top-performing features in its latest slot release The Grand.
The slot boasts a timeless Art Deco design that oozes glitz and glamour, whilst at the same time offering extremely volatile gameplay and non-stop excitement – and the potential to win 2901,5x your bet!
The games sees Quickspin combine three features in one slot, and boasts six reels that can all be synced in the Synced Reels feature, a Random Wilds feature that places 4 to 8 Wild symbols on the reels, and a Nudge feature that nudges up to three reels, allowing players to trigger both the Free Spins and Bonus feature in non-traditional ways.
“We wanted to create a classic slot with a sophisticated look, something elegant that would make you think of black-tie events, ballrooms filled with beautiful people and expensive jewellery,” said Quickspin chief product officer Erik Gullstrand. “And we wanted to combine this classic look with contemporary features and a thrilling gaming experience, to create something completely unique and original.”
“We’re very excited to release this third game of the year and our players are in for a real treat. Five of the gamification tools in our outstanding Quickspin Promote catalogue will be available from day one.”
Realistic Games’ Super Graphics Upside Down
Realistic Games has re-launched an enhanced version of its most popular game, Super Graphics Upside Down.
The five-reel Japanese anime-inspired game originally hit the market in 2011, featuring a unique free spins bonus round with upside-down reels, which went on to become the design studio’s most successful ever slot.
It has now been upgraded into HTML5, giving it a full-screen presentation as well as superior sounds and more immersive graphics. The slot’s popular female host, Satsuki, is even more animated and has been optimised for mobile users.
“Super Graphics is easily our most popular game and what we are renowned for within the industry,” said Realistic Games commercial director Robert Lee. “We are delighted to be able to release an even bigger and better version of the game to ensure it remains as fun as ever to play.”
Super Graphics Upside Down has been joined by a three-reel version released in 2015, Super Graphics Super Lucky, with plans in place to develop a third game in the series later this year.
“It would be a shame to give too much away at this stage, but I’m happy to reveal that fans of Satsuki and her waving cat can expect more excitement (and free spins) very soon,” Lee added.
Kalamba Games' Ruby Hunter
Kalamba Games has launched its latest slot release Ruby Hunter, which will be exclusively distributed on Oryx Gaming’s platform.
The expedition-themed slot takes players on an exciting adventure as they hunt for rewarding free spins, jackpots and bonuses.
The 6x5 slot is the latest to incorporate Kalamba’s popular HyberBonus with four levels of the special bet buy-in feature that offers players a shortcut into free spins rounds.
Wilds lurk around every corner and three or more temple symbols trigger free spins that open the gates to a wealth of possibilities and an added layer of engagement in the all new Free Spins Bonus Feature. Ruby jackpot symbols lock and trigger a re-spin in the bonus feature in the pursuit of Silver, Gold or Platinum Bonus Jackpots and the big returns.
“This slot has stunning design, animations and audio and of course incorporates our proven engagement features," said Alex Cohen, chief operating officer and co-founder at Kalamba Games. “Our Hyper Bonus is back by popular demand and we are thrilled to introduce the new Free Spins Bonus Feature that we know will engage and thrill players.”
Pariplay’s Rumble Rhino
Pariplay is taking players on a journey across the savanna in its latest slot release Rumble Rhino.
The game offers players 100 paylines, along with the Mystery Mask feature which provides the potential for big winning combinations, wilds, scatters, a 4×4 symbol, a bonus game and free spins. The slot features ambling zebras, towering giraffes, and the endangered Rhino itself.
Pariplay said that 10 per cent of all Pariplay’s profits from the Rumble Rhino game will be donated to Save the Rhino International, UK Registered Charity No. 1035072, with a guaranteed minimum of €10,000.
“We’re excited to partner with SRI for the release of Rumble Rhino, which gives players a rewarding gameplay experience with the added benefit of contributing to a thoroughly deserving charity and an admirable vision,” said Pariplay commercial and marketing director Richard Mintz. “We’re always looking for ways to innovate and makes our games stand out – Rumble Rhino is a prime example of that effort.
Booming Games’ Stellar Spins
Booming Games’ latest release is taking players in space with its new slot Stellar Spins.
This atmospheric 5x3 slot has triggered 2 Way Pay and Stacked Wilds in the base game, and an Expanding Symbol feature and retriggering in Free Spins.
“Booming Games’ upcoming release, Stellar Spins, is out of this world,” said Booming Games director of product Shane Cotter.
The Stellar Spins launch follows other recent releases from the supplier, including Boomshakalaka, a 25 line slot where players van trigger 1 of 4 dynamic Quick-Hit Catpots, awarding players up to 200 times their bet.
Espresso Games expands its global reach with the launch of its games with operator 1xBet.
Following an agreement two months ago, Espresso Games' content has now gone live with the operator in a number of international markets. The supplier’s portfolio of slots include Bubble Rama, Flud Party and Bullets for Money among others.
“We are absolutely thrilled to provide our diverse and entertaining games through the formidable 1xBet,” said Espresso Games chief operating officer Flaviano Fogli. “This mutually-beneficial partnership falls right in line with our expansion plan to unleash our products on the global stage.”
Zitro Interactive has also launched a selection of its online video bingo games with 1xBet.
This includes Zitro titles including Wild Rocks, Last Bingo in Paris, Power Mania, Catrina, Tacomania, Lucky Hero, Rabbit Mania, Spin Bingo and Fishmania.
"Firm with our commitment to be among the leading companies in the gaming industry, we continue to expand our online presence," said Sebastian Salat, CEO of Zitro. "It is a privilege to have our games at 1xbet.com.
"We are very pleased that this prestigious online gaming operator has thought of Zitro when it comes to defining its video bingo offer."
Leander Games / Nektan
Nektan has expanded its B2B casino platform with the addition of 109 games from Leander Games.
The deal sees Leander’s extensive catalogue of slots, including latest releases Ave Caesar, Afterlife Inferno and Africa Goes Wild, integrated onto Nektan’s B2B content distribution platform, E-Lite.
“We’re very happy to have partnered with Leander Games,” said Nektan chief operating officer of B2B Jane Ryan. “Through its commitment to delivering innovative content to the market, our content distribution platform E-Lite will benefit from the addition of Leander’s quality games catalogue that will appeal to our global operator partners.”
Leander Games CEO Steven Matsell commented: “We’re delighted with this partnership with Nektan. Integrating onto Nektan’s content distribution platform, E-Lite, will provide both our inhouse games and natively integrated third party games access to a greater number of operators and markets across the globe, which matches our strategic ambitions of expanding our global footprint. We are very pleased to be working with a business as dynamic as Nektan.”
GiG Games / EveryMatrix
Gaming Innovation Group’s GiG Games division has integrated its portfolio of games with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine platform.
GiG Games’ current portfolio of three games; Book of Souls, Wild Reels and Fruit Slots, have been added to the platform, with more to be added as they are developed.
“We are very happy to provision GiG Games via our CasinoEngine solution, and always bring additional choices of casino content to our operators,” said EveryMatrix co-founder and CasinoEngine CEO Stian Hornsletten. “As a result of our dedication to quickly launch new content providers, CasinoEngine is able to swiftly facilitate clients’ access to fresh and interesting games.
“To further support our operators growth, and as we recently did for the UK, we are constantly looking to add additional regulated markets on top of the ever growing casino offering.”
GiG Games managing director Mathias Larsson said: “We are excited to partner with EveryMatrix to be able to bring our casino games to so many operators across the world.”
Endorphina’s Ancient Troy
Endorphina has launched a new ancient Greece-themed slot game, Ancient Troy.
The 5-reel, 25-line game is inspired by ancient Greece and the myth of Troy and the Trojan Horse, and offers a free games feature set in a royal palace, once 3 or more scatter symbols appear on the reels. Troy Jokers are introduced during the feature and can multiply a player’s win up to 3 times during each spin.
After the successful release of its Minotauros slot, Ancient Troy is the latest ancient Greek-themed to be added to the supplier’s portfolio.
Hacksaw Gaming / Patagonia Entertainment
Patagonia Entertainment has expanded its platform with content from mobile-first scratch card developer Hacksaw Gaming.
This deal will see Patagonia Entertainment integrate a wide selection of scratch card products onto its platform the first time, including 26 titles and more set to be released over the course of 2019.
“Integrating Hacksaw Gaming’s content onto our platform builds on a great start to 2019,” said Patagonia Entertainment global business development manager Victor Arias. “Its visionary games fit our brand perfectly and the results speak for themselves.”
Hacksaw Gaming chief operating officer Marcus Cordes said: “Hacksaw Gaming was founded with a vision for revolutionising scratch cards and we are delighted this has been recognised by Patagonia Entertainment, which has shown great enthusiasm for our products.”