This week sees new games released by Greentube, iSoftBet, Yggdrasil, Lightning Box, Kalamba Games, NetEnt, 1X2gaming, OneTouch and Betsoft Gaming, as well as integrations for Highlight Games, NSoft, BF Games and WeAreCasino.
Greentube has expanded its casino portfolio with the launch of four new Match 3 titles.
Greentube’s new Match 3 games combine the popular puzzle video game with slots mechanics, with players able to hunt for glistening gems in Jewels Match 3, discover exotic animals in Secret Trail Match 3, enjoy juicy vitamin bombs in Sparkling Fruit or uncover magical objects in Jinxy Match 3.
“Match 3 is casino entertainment at its finest and the best part is that we are giving operators the chance to attract a broader audience through these,” said Greentube chief financial officer and chief games officer Michael Bauer. “The possibility to win is purely random but to collect your winnings, symbols must be matched allowing players to immerse themselves in the captivating, and truly innovative gameplay.”
Greentube is also developing more innovative and entertaining titles to add to its Match 3 portfolio, with additional bonus features and extended gameplay.
iSoftBet's Book of Immortals
iSoftBet has released its Egyptian-themed slot game Book of Immortals to the wider market, following the end of an exclusivity period with operator LeoVegas.
The 5-reel, 10-line slot features classic characters from Egyptian mythology, such as feared God of the Dead Anubis, as well as a collection of fearsome gods and goddesses from Egypt’s fabled past.
The lucky scarab symbol, covered with hieroglyphs, acts as a wild, with the Free Spins mode activated if three or more scarab symbols land on the reels simultaneously. During Free Spins, one special symbol is chosen, and if enough of them hit the reels they will expand to form wins on all 10 lines, even on non-adjacent reels, and also trigger a new special symbol.
“We are delighted to announce that after a successful exclusivity period, Book of Immortals is open for general release to our wider partner network," said iSoftBet chief commercial officer Michael Probert. “With its fearsome characters and captivating graphics, we are looking forward to Book of Immortals holding an important place in our portfolio for years to come.”
Yggdrasil’s Dwarf Mine
In Yggdrasil's latest slot release Dwarf Mine, players must help a hard-working hero navigate the underground world in quest for hidden riches.
Throughout the game, players are accompanied by a determined dwarf digger who uses his tunnelling machine to uncover underground valuables. His work is made simpler by drill-shaped Bonus symbols, which expand the reel set by revealing additional rows of symbols. Hitting three Bonus symbols during a single spin grows the reel set from 5x4 to 5x7 symbols and starts a Free Spins round with the enlarged reel set.
Bonus symbols can also unearth special collectible crystals. Filling any of the four collections starts a special Free Spins mode with the collected crystal added to the reels as super high pay symbols.
“With Dwarf Mine we're especially proud of the way we've managed to create a gameplay experience where the mechanics and visuals work in perfect synergy,” said Yggdrasil senior product strategist Jonas Strandman. “Add to that the fact you can win more than 1000x your bet size from a single spin, we are sure we've got ourselves a game that will go down well with both casual players and seasoned slot fans."
Lightning Box's Lightning Leopard
Lightning Box has expanded its omni-channel partnership with operator William Hill with the online release of its Lightning Leopard game.
The game was rolled out first on the bookmaker's retail terminals in the UK earlier this year, with an online version now launched for the operator.
“We have established a very good relationship with William Hill and it’s great to be able to launch Lightning Leopard exclusively both in their shops and online," said Lightning Box CEO Peter Causley.
“The game has been very well-received so far in retail and we’re confident it will generate similar rave reviews once players get their claws into its desktop and mobile online equivalent.”
NetEnt’s Temple of Nudges
NetEnt is taking players deep into the jungle on a treasure hunt in search of ancient gold in its latest slot, Temple of Nudges.
Set among the exotic flora and fauna of a lush, verdant jungle, the 5×3 video slot with 243 betways combines nudges, symbol stacks and re-spins. Whenever there is a winning combination on the reels, the nudge feature is activated. After the win is counted up, the reels move one symbol down and if there is a winning combination, the win is counted up again. The nudge feature is activated for as long as there is a winning combination on the reel.
During the Re-Spin feature, all matching winning symbols lock on the reels and all other symbols re-spin adding the chance of an even bigger win.
“Temple of Nudges is a carefully designed and targeted slot game,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton. “It is not highly volatile, nor has the game low volatility. It has been designed specifically to deliver strong wins regularly, for players that want a great experience in a short game session.
“Nudges are a big favourite with players around the world and with us too, so we created a game that is all about nudges delivering great wins. The feeling we created when combining nudges with the re-spins, giving a chance for even longer nudges, is a pretty powerful one. Temple of Nudges will be a great and specifically crafted addition to our diverse and deep portfolio.”
1X2gaming’s Faerie Nights
1X2gaming, the slot development studio that is part of the 1X2 Network, is taking players on a mystical and magical journey with the launch of Faerie Nights.
Faerie Nights is the first slot to have been developed using the supplier’s 1X2 Plus framework, which delivers a higher quality of game with mobile-first tools such as Swipe to Spin and Vibrate Win.
Set in an enchanted forest and with five reels, the slot features charming characters that help players land big wins. This includes an expanding Tree Ent Wild that covers the entire reel and replaces all of the normal symbols.
The Faerie Queen of the Day acts as a Scatter symbol and will trigger free spins when appearing three or more times anywhere on the reels. The Faerie Queen of the Night, on the other hand, multiplies all winnings when she appears at random.
The launch will be followed later this month by Vikings Wilds, the latest release from 1X2 Network’s Iron Dog Studio, which ends its exclusivity period with LeoVegas and goes on general release to the wider market.
Kalamba Games’ Hong Bao and Mammoth Chase: Easter Edition
Kalamba Games has launched a new Asian-themed slot game, Hong Bao, which is being exclusively distributed via the Relax Gaming platform.
Based on the Ancient Chinese tradition of red envelope gifts on special occasions, the 4x5 slot game includes bonuses, free spins and a number of engagement features.
Players collect the valuable red envelopes to climb the pay table and choose to play bonus rounds on Bronze, Silver or Platinum levels that offer a host of different pay out potentials.
The slot introduces an added engagement layer with Random Walking Wilds, and also features Kalamba’s popular HyperBet, which allows the minimum bet levels to be raised, increasing win potential and volatility, as well as HyperBonus, a special bet buy-in feature giving players a shortcut into free spins rounds.
“Hong Bao is a fantastic game with stacks of exciting new and familiar Kalamba features that are sure to have players thrilled and engaged,” said Kalamba Games chief operating officer and co-founder Alex Cohen. “Players can impact the game play in several ways including the volatility, win potential and level of bonus games, features that have become very appreciated by players.”
Kalamba is also adding a seasonal touch to its popular slot game Mammoth Chase, with an Easter egg hunt full of big wins to be discovered. Players can celebrate the holiday season with Mammoth Chase: Easter Edition which features traditional Easter characters and symbols such as bunnies, chickens and eggs.
The 6x4 game has three levels of bonus jackpots that can be triggered with the highest-level jackpot starting from 1000x bet.
“Mammoth Chase: Easter Edition is another seasonal addition to our ever-growing portfolio of games," said Cohen. “Seasonal twists to players’ favourite games show the flexibility of our custom game assets and provide our operator partners with a fun promotional tool to engage their players.”
NSoft has launched a range of its virtual sports games across Orion Tip’s retail network in Slovakia.
Orion Tip players will now have access to virtual sports games covering greyhound races, horse races and motorcycle speedway.
The launch expands an existing partnership with Orion Tip, with NSoft already providing the bookmaker with its sportsbook solution, Pre-Match and In-Play Betting MTS, across its retail network and on terminals.
“I'm pleased, from personal and professional standpoint, that we have managed through exceptional cooperation with Orion Tip, to bring our virtual games to the Slovakian players,” said NSoft technical account manager Vlado Rosic-Milinkovic.
“This represents another milestone in our fruitful partnership, and without doubt cements Orion's position as one of Slovakian top operators. I can firmly say that we're glad to be part of it."
BF Games / EveryMatrix
BeeFee Games has signed a content distribution deal with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine platform.
BF Games’ entire portfolio of games integrated onto the CasinoEngine platform, including popular titles Bonnie & Clyde, Crystal Mania and newly-released Aztec Adventure 3D.
“Teaming up with EveryMatrix allows us to supply our ever-increasing games portfolio to more operators and expand into new regulated markets,” said BeeFee head of business development Claudia Melcaru. “We are thrilled to be working together and to have our BF Games on CasinoEngine, a market leading casino content aggregator and integration platform.”
EveryMatrix head of vendor management Amund Stensland said: “CasinoEngine is the point of contact between operators and gaming suppliers and we're aiming to help them both to enhance their offering and reach new markets.
“The partnership with BF Games builds in this direction and we're pleased to be able to supply their popular games to our network of operators."
WeAreCasino has agreed a deal to integrate its games with SoftGamings’ platform.
The supplier will provide a range of its video slot and bingo titles to SoftGamings, including Golden Egg, Pizza Invaders, Woodslots, Ice Cream Van and Battle of Cards.
“This young and dynamic game developer has an attractive and innovative game offer that we simply couldn’t turn our heads away from,” said SoftGamings director of partnerships Irina Sazonova. “It is a promising addition to our game aggregator portfolio, which can be easily integrated into any operator platform.
“We are positive to have joined forces with the fast-growing brand of WeAreCasino games that will definitely enrich the range of entertainment SoftGamings offers to its customers”.
WeAreCasino chief commercial officer Christian Maglia commented: “This is a fantastic partnership for us. WeAreCasino are already known for developing fresh and innovative slot titles using the industry’s first WYSIWYG SlotBuilder tool and we’re proud to begin 2019 by announcing our partnership with SoftGamings, one of the industry’s most advanced platform providers as our goal remains to expand our reach.
“We’re always happy to pen new distribution deals and this marks yet another great relationship to celebrate.”
OneTouch’s Wheel of Fortune
OneTouch has unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio with the launch of its own take on the popular Wheel of Fortune game.
The game features a colourful and a simple-to-use layout, with Wheel of Fortune containing 52 equal segments which players can bet on, with the numbered segment equating to the same odds.
“Wheel of Fortune’s classic design and gameplay is sure to be a massive hit with players across a host of key markets,” said OneTouch head of marketing Ollie Castleman. “A refreshing, uncomplicated concept, this user-friendly game will appeal to casual players and experienced gamers alike, and we’re delighted to add it to our burgeoning portfolio of first-class content.”
Cherry’s majority-owned Highlight Games has lauded the successful launch of its flagship Soccerbet virtual sports game in Italy with GVC’s Eurobet.
Soccerbet’s single match and league football products are now live across Eurobet’s retail network, featuring real archive footage from the Serie A Italian football league.
“I’m delighted to announce that Soccerbet has been the number one performing virtual sports product across the Eurobet retail estate since launch,” said Highlight Games CEO Tim Green. “Entering a new product concept into a mature market can be challenging, but this innovative game takes players to the heart of the action where they can watch real league highlights play out and it is, therefore, no surprise that it has received such a fantastic response.
“We look forward to the continued success of Tim Green as we complete rollout to Eurobet’s 720 retail venues and online and mobile channels.”
Eurobet sportsbook director Carlo Di Maio added: “Since its launch last month, Soccerbet’ s performance has exceeded expectations.
“The opportunity for players to bet on genuine Serie A archive footage has proven an irresistible one, and this is reflected in increased levels of player engagement which is driving incremental revenues. Soccerbet delivers entertainment in a class of its own.”
Betsoft Gaming’s Fruit Bat Crazy
Betsoft Gaming is preparing players for an explosion of fruity flavour with its latest slot game, Fruit Bat Crazy.
Fruit Bat Crazy is the latest game to be built in Betsoft’s cross-platform SHIFT development environment.
A new take on traditional cascading games, Fruit Bat Crazy allows players to build combinations before smashing them in a single blow. Clusters of low-paying symbols always pop first, and symbols collapse on a combo-by-combo basis, with small wins triggering their own cascades before big wins are calculated.
The creature that gives Fruit Bat Crazy its name is not alone; when three or more bat symbols appear at once, a whole flock will descend from the trees and gorge themselves over 10 or more free falls.
“With Fruit Bat Crazy, our objective was to bring the unmistakeable Betsoft touch to what looks, on the surface, like a traditional slot game,” said Betsoft Gaming marketing director Annamaria Anastasi. “From its loveable central character and exaggerated artwork to its innovative approach to combinations and cascades, Fruit Bat Crazy is an all-new experience that will excite and engage both new audiences and seasoned players.”