This week has seen a host of new games released by High 5 Games, Pragmatic Play, Blueprint Gaming, Quickspin, NetEnt, Microgaming, Spinomenal and Scout Gaming Group, alongside integrations for Oryx Gaming, BF Games, Vivo Gaming, Wazdan and Connective Games.
High 5 Games’ Magnificent Jewels
High 5 Games has reached a significant landmark with the launch of its 50th certified game for the regulated gaming markets of Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Magnificent Jewels is a 5x3 medium volatility slot featuring diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds, while tumbling reels make for a sparkling gaming experience.
Instead of searching for paylines and ways, H5G’s Clusterbucks awards wins when groups of five or more matching gem symbols appear on the reels. In the bonus round, as more Clusterbucks are collected, the white-gloved jeweler places complimentary gifts into the player’s shopping bag to earn more bonus pays.
“We’re thrilled to have reached this key landmark with the launch of Magnificent Jewels, which is sure to be one of our most glamorous releases to date,” said High 5 Games senior manager and client partner Lauren Gazneli.
“With plenty of tumbling reels and Clusterbucks available throughout the gameplay, this latest addition is a real gem to our games portfolio. We’re looking forward to bringing more exciting content to our operator partners as we continue with our regulated market push.
High 5 Games also secured a global content distribution deal this week with Stockholm-listed operator LeoVegas.
The supplier will deliver its range of more than 80 games to the operator through its remote game server, High 5 VAULT. The deal includes popular titles All That Cash, Double Da Vinci Diamonds, Secrets of the Forest, Thunder Buffalo and Valkyrie Queen.
H5G will also provide the operator with exclusive and customizable content, with games made available to LeoVegas in markets including Spain, Sweden and the UK.
“Partnering with LeoVegas is a fantastic move for us and fits our strategic ambitions to expand the company’s global reach and expansion into new markets,” said High 5 Games CEO and founder Anthony Singer. “We’re looking forward to working alongside LeoVegas and provide its customers with a new gaming experience, complementing its existing offering.”
Scout Gaming Group's Fantasy Matchup
Scout Gaming Group has launched its new Fantasy Matchup game for Indian fantasy sports operator StarPick.
Fantasy Matchup is head-to-head duel between two players. There are pre-set duels between players of a team for the particular day. In order to participate in the Fantasy Matchup, a user needs to select a minimum of four duels and up to a maximum of 10 duels.
The fantasy points accumulated in the duel will be based on the player’s actual performance in the real game. The player with the higher score at the end of the game wins the duel.
“At StarPick, it is our constant endeavour to disrupt and redefine fantasy gaming in India as well as keeping the users engaged using superior technology and innovation,” said Trigam Mukherjee, co-founder and CEO of StarPick India. “Fantasy Matchup is one such radical and innovative game we have introduced on our platform.
“Globally this concept is very new and it is now available to our users in India through StarPick. In fact, we are Scout Gaming Group’s first client to launch Fantasy Matchup. We believe our users will love this new format and test their skills and knowledge to get rewarded financially."
Scout Gaming Group CEO Andreas Ternstrom commented: “StarPick is leading the innovation in the Indian fantasy sports market and we are of course delighted that they are the first operator to launch the Scout Gaming Group match-up game, based on our in-house-proprietary expected fantasy points. We are also planning to launch new innovative fantasy related games during the coming year.”
Pragmatic Play’s Wild Pixies
Pragmatic Play has unveiled its latest slot release Wild Pixies, which is a 3x5 slot filled with the colourful denizens of the enchanted woodland where the game is set.
A magic butterfly acts as the wild symbol, with a precious diamond as a scatter symbol giving players the chance to unlock huge wins.
If three diamonds hit the reels at the same time, the roaming wilds free spins feature is triggered. This transports players to an enchanted clearing in the pixies forest, where players can go in search of the secret riches of the wild pixies.
“Wild Pixies is a fun-filled, magical slot experience, and one we are thrilled to release,” said Pragmatic Play chief commercial officer Melissa Summerfield. “With its immersive gameplay and enchanting bonus feature, we are confident Wild Pixies will be a hit.”
Blueprint Gaming’s Wolf Legend Megaways
Blueprint Gaming has launched Wolf Legend Megaways, the latest release to feature the Megaways mechanic under license from Big Time Gaming.
The wolf howls when three or more bonus symbols appear on the reels, triggering the Golden Streak feature where players can gamble for even more free spins.
Players then have the opportunity to increase the number of streak spins and build their Free Spins total by spinning the full moon wheel, where bigger prizes are available for those brave enough to take on the formidable wolf. During the free spins round, the win multiplayer increases after each successful spin.
“The hunt is on in our latest release Wolf Legend Megaways, where it will be the players howling for joy should they win big in this mouth-watering game,” said Blueprint Gaming director of marketing and relationships Jo Purvis.
“With so many ways to win, along with the chance to earn extra free spins, players have every chance to take on the fearsome wolf and come out victorious.”
NetEnt's Wild Worlds
NetEnt has launched a new superhero-themed slot game Wild Worlds.
The slot sees players fight mighty monsters as they travel through realms of Ice, Fire and Dark Forest.
The 5x5 cluster match 3-slot contains three Free Spins worlds, where heroes attack evil monsters with different game mechanics. Each world includes its own special features: Dark Forest (Spreading Wilds), Ice World (Heavy Wilds) and Fire Lands (Random Wilds), with a player’s destination determined by a spin of the wheel.
“We are very proud to welcome Wild Worlds to the NetEnt portfolio – it is a game like no other,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton. “Again, we’ve listened to our customers and players.
“They wanted games with elements of discovery, something different and entertaining. So, we have taken this game in a bold and new creative direction and the result is an incredible visual journey that is sure to captivate players. What’s exciting is the unseen levels of storytelling and content that will boost engagement and ensure it becomes a standout game."
Quickspin’s Durian Dynamite
Playtech-owned Quickspin has combined a classic fruit theme with new 3D graphics and unique features in its latest slot Durian Dynamite.
Marking the studio's third release of the year, Durian Dynamite takes a classic theme and adds Quickspin’s own unique twist. In addition to a variety of traditional fruit symbols, like watermelons, plums, and cherries, the star of the show is the infamous Durian – the world’s smelliest fruit.
The slot boasts several features, including a Durian symbol that can explode and multiply across the screen. The Bonus Picker provides excitement by giving players three to six random upgrades for the Free Spins Bonus game. Players can also collect up to 36 Free Spins, increase the number of active reels, or get extra ammunition to use in the Dynamite Wild feature.
“Durian Dynamite is designed to give players a thrilling gaming experience,” said Quickspin chief product officer Erik Gullstrand, noting that the The Bonus Picker feature had proven to be extremely popular in the supplier’s Eastern Emeralds game.
“The feature that we’ve used in Durian Dynamite is slightly different, but will add just as much fun and excitement to the game.”
In related news, Quickspin has launched its games with Betsson in Denmark’s regulated iGaming market.
The supplier’s content has gone live with Betsson’s Nordicbet.dk brand, including games such as Northern Sky, Eastern Emeralds, Big Bad Wolf and Dwarfs Gone Wild.
Quickspin’s games are also set for launch shortly on Betsson’s Casinoeuro.dk brand.
“We’re very happy to announce this expansion with Quickspin,” said Betsson Group managing director of casino brands Joey Hurtado. “Our customers on Nordicbet.dk and Casinoeuro.dk will now have access to its high-quality games and outstanding gamification tools, which will offer our players an exciting and entertaining gaming experience.
“We also look forward to running our Quickspin Tournaments and Challenges over the next couple of weeks.”
Microgaming’s Ancient Fortunes: Zeus
Microgaming has launched its latest exclusive game from Triple Edge Studios.
The creative team behind Book of Oz has developed Ancient Fortunes: Zeus, taking players on a journey to the mythical realm of Mount Olympus.
The five-reel, 10-payline slot sees colossal stone blocks fall to create a wall of Rolling Reels in the base game. Each block is adorned with hand-illustrated artwork depicting a pantheon of gods and mythological creatures, with almighty Zeus appearing as a wild and lightning bolts as free spin scatter symbols.
Successful combinations pay both ways and cause winning symbols to shatter, offering players a glimpse of the golden home of the gods beyond.
“Ancient Fortunes: Zeus is a striking Greek mythology themed slot, expertly crafted by the team at Triple Edge Studios,” said Microgaming games publisher David Reynolds. “Combining the Rolling Reels mechanic with bidirectional paylines gives the game an electrifying edge, amplified by a multiplier trail boosting potential wins.
“The engaging free spins feature, which can be retriggered, sees the action and wins soar, with a maximum 21x multiplier, offering big win potential. Rich in rewarding features and stunning visuals, players ascending to Mount Olympus are in for a truly legendary gaming experience.”
Bragg Gaming Group’s Oryx Gaming has gone live with Casumo after a successful integration with the operator.
Oryx's full library of proprietary games are available to the operator, as well as aggregated content from a number of independent studios, including Gamomat, Kalamba, Golden Hero and Givme Games.
Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij described the deal with another tier one operator as an important part of the supplier’s business development strategy.
“We’re thrilled to have gone live with Casumo, which is a significant step in fortifying our position as one of the industry’s leading aggregator platforms,” said Mazij. “I strongly believe our portfolio of games is a perfect match for them and we look forward to a successful partnership.
“The new relationship is also in line with the company’s strategy of continuing to expand the footprint in regulated markets by bringing scalability, flexibility, and immediate access to content, as well as ongoing integration and support capabilities.”
Casumo business development programme manager Andreas Vickman added: “Partnering up with Oryx gives us the opportunity to expand our current content offering and adding titles we know have a strong appeal in some of our key markets. We at Casumo are happy to see what the future holds for the both of us.”
BF Games / Pariplay
BeeFee Games has signed a deal to integrate its games with Pariplay’s Fusion platform.
The supplier’s full suite of slots will be integrated, including new releases Aztec Adventure and Bonnie & Clyde, with Pariplay’s partner operator Trada Casino set to be the first to go live with the portfolio.
“We are thrilled to add Pariplay as a distribution partner of our games,” said BeeFee Games head of business development Claudia Melcaru. “Pariplay is a reliable partner and we have been in talks about teaming up for other projects as well, with Pariplay as an aggregator for our extended group. With this deal we can further grow our brand and reach more customers with our well-performing content.”
BetConstruct / Vivo Gaming
BetConstruct has expanded its casino platform with new live casino and slot content from Vivo Gaming.
BetConstruct’s casino portfolio will be enhanced with over 20 live dealer tables from Vivo Gaming in Spanish, Turkish and Chinese languages.
“It has been a long road for both companies as we take this alliance very seriously, therefore we’re confident all the players will benefit from an outstanding live gaming experience,” said Vivo Gaming vice president Leo Tinoco.
BetConstruct gaming group product manager Edgar Mkrtchyan added: “Our goal is to provide the best possible product to our operators. We are glad to partner with Vivo Gaming and add their cross-platform slots and live casino games to our gaming suite.”
Connective Games has launched a new online casino platform for PokerMatch, a subsidiary of leading Ukrainian bookmaker PariMatch.
PokerMatch now offers its players a wide range of popular slots, table and live dealer games developed in-house by Connective Games.
New slots available include the supplier’s recently launched Giovanni’s Cat and Fruity Fiesta games, as well as popular titles Tiger King and Mr Illusio.
“We have had a long and successful partnership providing PokerMatch with our market-leading poker platform and we are thrilled to have extended this to cover casino,” said Connective Games CEO Serge Mukhanov.
“We developed an entirely bespoke casino client for PokerMatch based on their needs and their target market and the end result is a highly localised proposition that will help to secure the operator as the number one brand in the Ukraine.”
PokerMatch CEO Ruslan Bangert added: “Connective Games has been the driving force behind our success in the Ukraine and our position as the number one poker brand in the market and we look forward to achieving the same in the casino vertical.
“Connective Games has developed an entirely bespoke proposition for PokerMatch, allowing us to deliver our players a casino product we know they will love. We believe it will be a huge success.”
AGames / InBet
AGames has agreed a deal to distribute its titles on InBet Games’ platform.
The supplier’s games will be made available to InBet’s operators partners, including recent titles such as Vikings: Frozen Gods.
“We are very pleased to collaborate with InBet, and we see this partnership as a great opportunity to diversify and enhance game portfolios of both companies,” said AGames project manager Dmitriy Dubinin. “We believe our slot games will take InBet users’ gaming experience to a whole new level.”
Inbet Games CEO of online Pavel Korolev added: “We are pleased to have entered into this partnership with AGames, and consider this deal a great asset for mutually boosting our global sales, as it will promote both companies’ gaming portfolios and further expand our network of clients across the world.”
Wazdan / White Hat Gaming
White Hat Gaming has expanded its casino platform with the launch of new content from Wazdan.
The integration includes Wazdan’s most popular slot games such as Magic Stars 3, 9 Lions, Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Target Deluxe, Los Muertos, and Valhalla.
New titles added to White Hat Gaming’s platform include Magic Stars 5, Space Gem, Larry the Leprechaun, and Space Spins.
“We pride ourselves on offering a leading tech-rich solution to our B2B customers and partnering with gaming producers that share this passion for both games and technology is crucial when we secure partnerships. Wazdan games are known for being feature-rich, high-tech, and player pleasing,” said White Hat Gaming Phil Gelvan. “A combination we are excited to bring to our offering.”
Wazdan head of sales Andrzej Hyla said: “Securing a partnership with White Hat Gaming is a big win for Wazdan. This partnership allows us to extend the reach of our games in the UK and MGA markets and also places us beside industry leaders, which White Hat Games is known to be.”
Spinomenal's Vikings and Gods 2
Spinomenal has released a new Norse-themed slot game, Vikings and Gods 2.
The 5x3 slot includes Extra Wilds, Wilds and Win Multipliers and features snarling red-haired Viking warriors, alluring blonde Viking maidens, and a Norse quest in the mythological realms of the Yggdrasil tree.
To activate the quest, players spin a stone compass set into an ancient Yggdrasil tree that points to 4 Viking myths; Muspelheim volcano, the ice fields at Niflheim, Hellheim castle and Asgard, home to the Æsir tribe of gods.
Players are then given the opportunity to choose four out of seven magical items, unique to each world. Free Spins ramp up the action, including an extra Re-spin on each win that involves reels moving one row down and altering the win patterns.
“Vikings and Gods 2 is definitely one of our most intense HTML5 games and is suitable for desktop, tablets and most importantly to serve a market that's constantly on-the-go via mobile,” said Spinomenal CEO Lior Shvartz.
“This showcases the development work we’re putting in behind-the-scenes to create entertaining high-quality content and further expand our available portfolio. It combines all of the modern features that make for great gameplay and a truly immersive HTML5 slot. We’re convinced players and operators are going to love it."
Stakelogic has announced its latest slots innovation, Quattro, which allows players to play up to four different games at the same time.
Quattro is available across several Stakelogic titles including Lucky Gems, Classic Forties and Encharmed, which are live with online casino operators such as Videoslots, ComeOn and Kindred. They are also available through Relax Gaming’s game aggregation platform.
Stakelogic has also upgraded Quattro to include a ‘Gamble’ feature that allows the player to play an additional game to double or even quadruple their win.
“Quattro is one of the most innovative developments to date and ramps up the excitement and win potential for players,” said Stakelogic CEO Stephan van den Oetelaar. “It is like multi-tabling when playing online poker or playing at four arcade slot machines at the same time. It is a real “first” for online slots play and we are proud to have launched it.”