This week has seen new games released by Yggdrasil, Microgaming, Skywind Group, NetEnt, Play’n GO, Nolimit City, Push Gaming and Playson, alongside integrations for OneTouch, Oryx Gaming, RubyPlay, Zitro Interactive, Gamomat, Booming Games, Evoplay Entertainment, Betsoft Gaming and BF Games.
Yggdrasil’s Nikola Tesla’s Incredible Machine
Yggdrasil has released its second title from its YGS Masters programme with the launch of Nikola Tesla’s Incredible Machine.
Developed by game studio Rabcat, the 3x5 slot is set in the factory of genius scientist Nikola Tesla, where he moves around the screen fixing his ground-breaking invention.
Features include energy bursts, which when activated transform into either exploding wilds, reel clones, or a wild substitution.
“We’re thrilled to release our second YGS Masters game, Nikola Tesla’s Incredible Machine,” said Yggdrasil head of studio partnerships Stuart McCarthy. “With its thrilling gameplay and immersive setting, it is an excellent addition to our burgeoning YGS Masters portfolio.
“YGS Masters is at the beginning of a very exciting journey, setting the bar even higher when it comes to game development and distribution standards. The next few months will be filled with even more electrifying news, so stay tuned.”
Microgaming’s Banana Odyssey
Microgaming has launched space-themed slot Banana Odyssey, the latest title developed exclusively for the supplier by Slingshot Studios.
The new game follows two astro-chimps on a stellar mission towards the Banana Planet’s legendary riches. The five-by-three reel, 10-payline game features free spins, expanding wilds and respins, and pays out both ways.
“We always strive to deliver a diverse, quality content portfolio to meet the needs of our operators, and Banana Odyssey is testament to this,” said Microgaming director of global operations James Buchanan. “Originally conceptualised by Twin during one of Microgaming's interactive games concept days with operators, and following a two-month exclusivity period with the operator, the game is now available to our wider customer base.
“Slingshot Studios have done a tremendous job creating an energetic, fast-paced slot, successfully combining popular game mechanics of respins, expanding wilds and free spins. Engrossed with aesthetically pleasing visuals and a foot-tapping soundtrack, Banana Odyssey is a captivating new addition to Microgaming’s library of games.”
Skywind Group's Genie Mega Reels
Skywind Group has launched its latest slot game Genie Mega Reels.
Featuring a progressive jackpot, the slot is the supplier's first Mega Reels game. Players can spin the Wish Bonus Wheel three times to be granted three wishes that can award cash prizes, free games, multipliers or even the jackpot.
The game also includes extra wild features such as the Expanding Genie Wild, Random Genie Wild and Giant Genie Wild, and a lucky spin can turn the 30-line 5x3 grid into a 90 pay line game with up to 20 extra symbols.
“We wanted to make every spin as exciting as possible," said Skywind Group vice president of games and content Uri Cohen. "The multitude of features coupled with the constant anticipation for the mega reels to expand to their full potential achieves exactly that."
OneTouch / QTech Games
OneTouch is looking to expand its reach into new markets after agreeing a content deal with Asian-facing platform provider QTech Games.
The deal will see OneTouch’s portfolio of slots and table games, including Lucky Lion, Golden Stripe, Baccarat and Sic Bo, made available to operators in Asia.
“It’s been a busy few months for the whole OneTouch team and we can’t wait to see our top-quality content reach more players with help from QTech Games,” said OneTouch head of marketing Ollie Castleman. “They are experts when it comes to distribution within the region and their experience and contacts will help us grow OneTouch as a brand. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership together.”
QTech Games CEO Markus Nasholm commented: “We are constantly looking to add to our range of offerings and with mobile gaming booming, agreeing a deal with OneTouch was an obvious decision for us.
“Their offering is truly mobile-first and their varied portfolio, which includes classic table games and slots, is sure to prove popular with both operators and players alike across our markets.”
Booming Games has launched its portfolio of games with Malta-based operator SuprNation.
The supplier’s portfolio comprises more than 60 slot games, including popular titles Booming Seven Deluxe, VIP Filthy Riches, Gold Vein and latest release Leprechaun's Lucky Barrel.
Booming Games plans to release up to two new games per month that will all be available to SuprNation players, with upcoming releases including Colossal Vikings, Aztec Palace, Colossal Fruit Smash and Witches Wild Brew.
“We are excited to launch our games on a leading operator like SurpNation,” said Booming Games chief commercial officer Frederik Niehusen. “SuprNation is the next valuable addition to our constantly growing network of operators.
SuprNation casino manager Rasmus Hammar said: “Booming Games are consistently developing some of the best slots content on the market and we're very excited to be able to offer their games to all our players.”
NetEnt’s Imperial Riches
NetEnt has launched a new Asian-themed slot game, Imperial Riches, which offers three progressive jackpots and two fixed-value jackpots.
Set in a Chinese garden, the 5-reel, 3-row slot features the supplier’s Avalanche concept, which sees symbols fall into position onto the reels instead of spinning in both the main game and during the Free Falls feature.
During the feature, a winning bet line triggers an Avalanche, where all symbols in winning combinations apart from Scatter symbols light up and disappear to continue the avalanche until there are no more wins.
Free Falls are activated when at least three Scatter symbols land randomly on three reels and offer players the chance to collect jewels in the Lucky Pond, a bonus game which can unlock the jackpot if “Bonus Fish” eat three or more jewels.
“This game is packed with features. We are continuing with our Jackpot successes this year, with Imperial Riches but with our Avalanche mechanic,” said NetEnt director of games Bryan Upton. “The three stage nested bonuses give players a chance to experience the Free Falls game, collecting jewels from wins for entry into another coin win feature and then a Jackpot bonus game. The chance to win one of five realistically priced jackpots and the beautiful, authentic Asian artwork and theme makes this game speak the promise of fortune for players across the board.”
Push Gaming’s Razor Shark
Push Gaming is taking players under the sea with its newest slot release. Razor Shark submerges players in an underwater world where treasures can be unlocked through the game’s Razor Reveal and Free Spins features.
Players swim among the sharks in search of hidden riches via the game’s four features; Mystery Stacks, Razor Reveal, Free Spins and Increasing Multipliers.
The nudging Mystery Stack symbols appear in stacks of four symbols that can land anywhere on the reels, triggering the Nudge and Reveal feature. Here, Mystery Stacks open to reveal paying symbols or Golden Shark symbols that bring about the Razor Reveal.
This feature delivers instant bet multipliers of up to 2,500x original stake, with scatters landing during the feature triggering Free Spins.
“Razor Shark is a game with huge depth, offering exciting win potential from base game through to its wildly progressive free spins,” said Push Gaming CEO James Marshall. “We've introduced unique features such as a nudging reveal symbol and 'Razor Reveal' instant win prizes, adding new levels of anticipation and excitement to our renowned volatile and thrilling catalogue of games.”
Playson’s Imperial Fruits: 100 Lines
Playson has announced the latest addition to its Timeless Fruit Slots series of games with the launch of Imperial Fruits: 100 Lines.
Following the launch of Imperial Fruits: 40 Lines, the new version of the game has a 4x5 spinning reel game field, with fruits and red sevens as symbols, while the highest payout and the two scatter symbols are imagined as gold and diamond stars which pay regardless of pay lines.
All symbols are ruled over by a royal crown, which acts as a wild symbol and expands on the whole reel to increase the chance of big winning combinations.
“Imperial Fruits: 100 Lines is a worthy addition to the classic Timeless Fruits Slot series and is sure to be a big hit for fans of both new and classic game styles,” said Playson head of product Vsevolod Lapin. “With its stunning graphics and progressive gameplay, Imperial Fruits: 100 Lines is sure to be a treat for both our seasoned players and newcomers.”
Play’n GO’s Hugo’s Adventure
Play’n GO has released the latest installment in its series of games based on popular Danish animated troll Hugo.
The slot features Hugo and some of the well-known characters from his universe and includes a unique bonus feature where players are given one life to dodge obstacles, while also having the opportunity to pick up extra lives along the way.
“Hugo is a beloved character, and whenever we create a Hugo game, we make sure we do it justice, by making the best game possible, and bringing something different from its predecessors,” said Play’n GO CEO Johan Törnqvist. “This newest edition is our greatest one yet, and its innovative features are going to excite both fans of the previous games and new players to the Hugo series.”
Mogens Agger, vice president of 5th Planet Games, which holds the licensing rights for Hugo, added: “We’re delighted with this latest Hugo release, and we think fans will be too. We had the aim of bringing Hugo to a wider audience through the casino market, and this has been realised through a remarkable partnership with Play’n GO.”
Bragg Gaming Group’s Oryx Gaming has launched its content with operator LeoVegas.
LeoVegas’ customers can now access the supplier’s catalogue of proprietary games through the recently enhanced Oryx Hub platform, alongside titles from third-party partners including Gamomat, Kalamba and Golden Hero.
“LeoVegas is a leading European operator with an unrivalled mobile offering, so this partnership is a testament to the quality of our games catalogue,” said Oryx Gaming managing director Matevž Mazij. “Widening our distribution network with this reputable brand will significantly expand the reach of our in-house and partner content in Europe, whilst providing LeoVegas with a library that is versatile across devices and will deliver results with its digital products.”
LeoVegas casino release manager Mats Andersson said: “Oryx’s diverse portfolio of innovative slots provides a host of quality games that perform exceptionally well on smartphones, perfectly aligning with our mobile focus. The integration process with its newly enhanced Oryx Hub platform was a seamless and efficient experience. We are looking forward to offering our customers a broad range of exciting and engaging titles.”
888 has continued to expand its casino platform with RubyPlay joining the operator's multivendor network.
The partnership will introduce RubyPlay’s portfolio of slots to 888casino, including titles such as Dragon Prophecy, Hot & Heavy and Medusa Money.
“RubyPlay is one of the industry’s most-respected online gaming providers with over 20 years of experience creating immersive, entertaining and rewarding slot machine games," said 888 senior vice president of B2C Guy Cohen. "888casino players will no doubt love the new additions from RubyPlay and we look forward to working with them moving forward.”
RubyPlay chief financial officer Yehuda Abelson said: "We are delighted to have entered into this new partnership with one of the world’s leading operators in 888. We hope to enjoy a long and prosperous relationship by providing our unique gamification techniques to 888casino players."
Logrand Entertainment’s Strendus iGaming brand in Mexico has gone live with a selection of Zitro Interactive’s video bingo games.
Zitro already provides the land-based casino operator with a range of games, which have now also been deployed on its iGaming site Strendus.mx.
“Zitro is a leader in bingo video games with whom we already have a long standing and fruitful relationship in our land based casinos, so the presence of Zitro games in our online casino is simply the logical consequence of the joint success we have already had in the field,” said Logrand Entertainment Group director of online operations Lenin Castillo.
“We are confident that the addition of Zitro video bingo games to Strendus will contribute to making Strendus a reference of the online casinos in Mexico."
Zitro CEO Sebastian Salat commented: “Mexico is one of the largest markets in the world in which the video bingo game is strongly rooted among players. We are very pleased and grateful to the Logrand Entertainment Group for giving us the opportunity to have our video bingo games at their Strendus online casino.”
Evoplay Entertainment has agreed a deal to provide its content to Flutter Entertainment-owned Georgian operator Adjarabet.com.
Entering the Georgian market for the first time, the supplier will provide its portfolio of more than 60 slot, table and instant games to Georgia’s leading online operator.
“Evoplay Entertainment offers a good selection of games which I’m sure Georgian players will enjoy,” said Adjarabet gaming director Tom Hutchinson. “We’re also very excited about being the first and exclusive owners of Evoplay Entertainment’s unique 3D / VR slots in the region.”
Evoplay Entertainment CEO Alexander Levchenko added: “Entering the Georgian and Armenian markets with the region’s most successful casino operator is testament to our ambitious plans for bringing the next generation of gaming to the world.
“We’re delighted that their players will soon be able to enjoy the very best of our innovative slots, and look forward to being live in such a young, dynamic region with such a fast-growing brand.”
Nolimit City’s Pixies vs Pirates
Nolimit City has launched its first slot game which features two of its mechanics.
Pixies vs Pirates is a 6x3 reel slot that includes the xNudge mechanic, a nudging stacked wild that increases its multiplier with every nudge. The new mechanic xWays mechanic sees an xWay symbol land on screen and randomly award a symbol that may duplicate to increase the amount of wins on the entire screen.
If players win three scatter symbols or more, they enter the bonus round that allows players to choose between team Pixies or team Pirates.
“Pixies vs Pirates is our first release with our new xWays feature mechanic, merged with the previous smash hit mechanic xNudge,” said Nolimit City product owner Per Lindheimer. “The two together can create thrilling spins with huge potential! With stunning graphics, especially in mobile portrait mode, this game will keep you on your toes both in main game and the free spins mode.”
Betsoft Gaming has signed a multi-year content supply deal with Belgian casino operator Golden Palace.
The agreement will see all of Betsoft’s certified games in Belgium rolled out to the operator’s iGaming site.
“With more than 55 years of experience, Golden Palace knows what it takes to satisfy and support players – both online and offline,” said Betsoft sales executive Francesca Raniolo. “At Betsoft, we strongly believe in creating games that celebrate the legacy of the casino industry, while also taking full advantage of mobile and desktop technology to deliver new experiences.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share that vision for cinematic gaming with Golden Palace’s loyal players.”
Golden Palace head of online, Anne-Laure Bousseau, added: “We foresee a long-lasting partnership with Betsoft, and our goal is to integrate every new game on Goldenpalace.be.
“We can be confident in advertising Betsoft’s content to our players because we believe their quality and user experience are second-to-none. We know that this relationship will provide our audience with a range of new ways to play.”
BF Games / BetConstruct
BF Games has launched its portfolio of slots and bingo games on BetConstruct’s platform.
Popular titles including Bonnie & Clyde, Aztec Adventure and newly released Book of Gods and Ramses Rising are now available through BetConstruct’s casino aggregator platform.
“Partnering with BetConstruct, a globally renowned software developer, is a testament to the appeal of our games across a range of jurisdictions and player types,” said BF Games head of business development Claudia Melcaru. “It underlines our achievements in creating fresh, state-of-the-art content that drives revenue for our partners and provides their customers with an exciting gaming experience.”
BetConstruct gaming group product manager Edgar Mkrtchyan added: “BetConstruct never stops enriching its gaming portfolio with new content giving the operators an opportunity to continuously extend their offering, reach new markets and attract more players. BF Games’ high-quality slot portfolio has just been launched on our international platform. Coupled with our Jackpot Engine, the new gaming addition will be a huge success.”
Gamomat / 1X2 Network
1X2 Network has expanded its casino aggregation platform with new content from Gamomat.
The integration will see Gamomat join GameArt, Habanero, Playson and Oryx Gaming on the platform, as well as 1X2 Network’s in-house studios 1X2gaming and Iron Dog Studio.
The supplier’s games also feature the first-person-shooter jackpot bonus round, Crazy Chicken Shooter, which has been rolled out across popular titles including Fancy Fruit, Aura of Jupiter, Duck Shooter and Cutie Cat.
“1X2 Networks 3PI is a game aggregation platform with a difference, providing operators access to new and exciting slots from a wide range of developers,” said 1X2 Network chief commercial officer Kevin Reid. “The creativity and quality of Gamomat’s content makes the developer the perfect fit for our aggregator, and we are delighted to be able to offer their slots to our operator partners.”
Gamomat founder and CEO Dietmar Hermjohannes added: “Being added to 1X2 Network’s 3PI game aggregation platform is a big moment for us and will put our games in front of more operators and players than ever before.
“Our titles offer something perceptibly different, from the design to the gameplay via our innovative first-person-shooter bonus round, and we believe they will be a huge hit with players in markets all over the world.”