This week has seen a number of new games titles released by the industry’s leading developers, including Net Entertainment’s latest mobile game, 3D video keno games from Yggdrasil Gaming, Akamon’s first mobile game, as well as further game releases from the likes of BetSoftGaming and MDI Entertainment.
Sweden’s Net Entertainment has this week launched its latest offering for mobile devices, Roulette Touch, as well as its newest video slot, Silent Run.
Taking its lead from the popular online game Roulette Pro, the Touch version recreates the famous roulette experience and maximises the graphical user interface with rich graphics and unique sounds.
“Roulette Touch is a beautiful product that further enhances our brilliant mobile portfolio and, with its modern look and easy play, we are confident it will be a big hit with players,” said Simon Hammon, Net Entertainment’s chief product officer.
The company also released its latest video slot, Silent Run, which sees players transported back in time to World War ΙΙ when submarines hunted enemy ships in the Pacific Ocean.
With cutting-edge realistic graphics and authentic sounds, players experience the excitement and anticipation of being part of a submarine crew during battle.
The 5-reel, 25 bet line video slot features an Echo Bonus Game feature that lets player undertake the adventure of blasting enemies out of the water, all the while searching for the elusive Premium Ship.
“Silent Run is another brilliant game from Net Entertainment and we are incredibly proud of the finished product,” continued Hammon. “The design team has created a fantastic slot that recreates the thrill and tension of an underwater battle and we’re sure our players will love this exciting new world.”
Scientific Games subsidiary MDI Entertainment has signed an agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs to offer lotteries instant games featuring the Tarzan brand.
Rights include the trademarks, artwork, logos, images and character likenesses associated with the original “Tarzan” works by Edgar Rice Burroughs and numerous other licensed Tarzan iterations.
In addition to designing ticket art, MDI will be able to create mobile executions featuring the brand, as well as 2nd Chance games for use on lotteries’ websites.
“We’re very pleased to have reached this agreement,” said Steve Saferin, president of Properties Group and chief creative officer for Scientific Games. “The enormous popularity of Tarzan spans generations, and he appeals to both men and women. Combine this broad appeal with the fact that he is a heroic icon known for being adventurous and victorious, and we think he’s a perfect fit for the fun-loving spirit of lottery games and players.”
Edgar Rice Burroughs created the legendary Tarzan character in 1912. Since then, Tarzan has thrilled fans throughout the years in 25 novels and hundreds of comic books. Actors have portrayed him in more than 50 films and a variety of radio, TV and stage productions.
Through this agreement, lotteries will have access to a large library of outstanding images drawn from Tarzan’s rich history. Rights are available to lotteries throughout the United States and Canada.
Locus Gaming has added seven new games to its Jack Gold Casino brand through its existing agreement with the Microgaming Quickfire platform.
Adding to the growing list of casino games already available are Jacks or Better, Aces and Eights, Aces and Faces, Deuces Wild, Bonus Deuces Wild, and Double Double Bonus video pokers. Also on offer is the popular new slot game Mermaid Millions.
“These games are proven hits among casino customers and we’re confident they’ll enjoy playing them on our fully optimised service, whatever device they choose to use,” said Locus Gaming CEO Ed Andrewes. “This additional content takes us to the next stage as a business and ensures we will continue to appeal to as wide a range of players as possible, including the fast growing Android tablet market in addition to the well-established Apple iPad market we already serve.”
The new releases follow the initial roll-out of four new slots last month: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Thunderstruck, Agent Jane Blonde and Avalon.
Cherry’s Yggdrasil Gaming has unveiled a portfolio of 3D video keno games which have been developed for the online lottery sector.
The first four exciting 3D action keno games combine cutting edge graphics with multiple play features to enthrall both the occasional numbers player and the more seasoned gaming enthusiast with variable stakes from €0.25 to €50.00 per game round.
“Our video keno games, Medusa Eyes of Fire, Siamese Serpents, Beaming Canine and Precious Anuran all make the online lottery space more appealing,” said Yggdrasil Gaming CEO Fredrik Elmqvist. “Yggdrasil is spearheading the progression from retail to online within the lottery market. Developing the lottery tab is the final frontier in iGaming and it is mission to expand and revitalize this vertical into something very exciting for both online players and collaborative partners.”
The video keno games are all feature rich with 3D rendered graphics and animations and reward players with free rounds of play, extra balls during draw, various multiplier features and win animations.
“Innovation drives growth so it was very important for Yggdrasil to launch something that was both innovative in game-play, but also included elements that we knew from previous experience will drive both acquisition and retention,” added Elmqvist.
3D casino games developer BetSoftGaming has announced the online and mobile release of Under the Bed, a five reel, thirty line video slot.
Launching simultaneously in both the Slots3 format as well as the company’s ToGo mobile format, Under the Bed tells players the story of young siblings Jesse and Jane as they contend with the four frightening monsters beneath the bed.
The game has exciting bonus features, such as the Sticky Wilds, which are invoked when a player gets a winning combination of monsters with the special yellow border. Another bonus element is the second screen Free Spins mode. In the bonus round, players will choose cards that reveal scary monsters, culminating in the discovery of the Parents card, who then come in and soothe the children's fears.
“We are always pushing our standards further and higher to bring the best true 3D cinematic games to the industry, and launching both versions of Under the Bed is a testament to our dedication and perseverance,” said Anthony Locke, BetSoft's head of product development. “Under the Bed, with its appealing characters and strong theme, is certain to become a favourite for traditional and mobile players alike.”
Social gaming developer Akamon Entertainment has released its first game for mobile devices, Bingo Rider, which is now available for iOS mobile devices and tablets.
Bingo Rider is a 90-ball mutli-player social bingo game where users share their gameplay experience with the shared liquidity Akamon community of over 11m players in real-time, allowing them to play with portal of Facebook users.
The game offers multiple levels and gifts and includes new social elements with collectable cards and chat options in the iPad version. An Android version of the game is expected to be launched before the end of the second quarter.
“We have developed a mobile game that allows users to pair the game with other tasks and have an exceptional gaming experience shared with other users, translating the success of the online game to new interactive screens and emphasizing the social aspects, reproducing the experience of a real, traditional bingo game in the palms of your hand,” said David Jane, head of bingo at Akamon.
Akamon is expected to launch five other mobile games throughout the year as it looks to consolidate its position in the competitive social gaming market.
“The company’s veritable leap with the new offering of mobile games, particularly in the Latin American markets, with Brazil at the forefront, where already more people use smartphones and tablets than PCs and where more users want to play on their smartphones every day,” said Akamon CEO Vicenc Marti. “The launch of Bingo Rider and 5 other mobile games throughout 2013 is the first step to turn Akamon into a mobile-first company, and will allow Akamon to consolidate its position as a main player in social gaming throughout the company’s natural markets – Latin America and Southern Europe – and exponentially grow the number of registered users, projecting a total of 20m users by the end of the year.”