This week has seen a number of new releases including the first games from Nektan on William Hill Online, as well as new roll-outs from the likes of Net Entertainment, BetOnSoft, and Arooga.

Nektan

Gibraltar-based online gaming developer Nektan has released the first of several of its hybrid skill/slot games on William Hill Vegas casino tab.

Designed specifically for William Hill Online, the new “sklots” game Show Me the Bunny is a 5-reel, 20-line slot filled with farmyard capers.

The narrative is based around Robbie the Rabbit who lives on a farm run by the Farmer Giles and his wife Daisy.

“We are proud to be working closely with William Hill to create a series of differentiated and innovative gaming products for web and mobile Vegas casino sites,” said Richard Sagman, product director at Nektan. “This first release is marked by its engaging and entertaining playability – with a distinctive personality, beautiful design and sophisticated features that will appeal to both the novice and experience player alike.

“We now look forward to releasing its mobile companion as well as other titles that we’re working on right now in our studio.”

The game will also soon be released as an HTML5 variant on the Vegas mobile casino, offering players a cross-platform web and mobile experience.

“We are excited about our collaboration with Nektan and look forward to offering our players more great integrated narrative cross platform games featuring their patent-pending “the better you play, the more we pay” bonus features,” said William Mathieson, slots development manager at William Hill Online. “With more exclusive desktop and mobile games in the pipeline for the Vegas platform, we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.”

BetOnSoft

BetOnSoft has announced its latest games release with the launch of new table game Punto Banco.
 
Players are transported into the glamorous and stylish world of suave secret agent, codenamed Beech, as they play the popular card game Punto Banco. With a host of beautiful characters in attendance, players can relax with a dry martini as the action unfolds in an atmosphere evocative of Monte Carlo’s finest casinos.

The 6-deck set-up with classic Punto Banco rules is complemented with character voices that react to wins and losses.

BetOnSoft has included Punto Banco in its PlayBack product, which enables players to review the full history and details of all games played.

“Punto Banco is a game we’re particularly proud of, with our design team paying particular attention to theming and audio to create an immersive experience that transports the player to a filmic Montenegro casino, where they are joined by a cast of interesting characters,” said Marc Webster, creative lead at the BetOnSoft studio.

“Boasting style and flair while tweaking that gaming excitement, Punto Banco is a great addition to our portfolio and sets a new, scintillating standard for our table games.”

Net Entertainment

Sweden’s Net Entertainment has launched a new platinum video slot EggOMatic, a 5-reel, 3-row 20-line video slot set against a backdrop of an automated chicken coop where eggs are created by a metallic EggOMatic machine.

These prize eggs trigger either coin wins, Spreading Wilds, Free Spins, or even a Surprise Egg, which contains any one of the prizes.

The winning eggs then make their way from the conveyor belt onto the Rooster, who first catches the egg and breaks it open to reveal the prize. A win is followed by showers of golden coins, ambient sounds and colourful animations that give players an abundance of chances to build their nests.

“EggOMatic is the perfect addition to Net Entertainment’s egg-cellent video slots portfolio,” said Simon Hammon, chief product officer of Net Entertainment. “Our production team has had a lot of fun making this game and we’re sure the players will also have a fantastic eggsperience on the reels.”
Arooga

Social gaming developer Arooga has launched its latest slots offering CandyWorks, the fourth game to be released by the company this year.

The game features 25 bet lines where the maximum is 1 million bet per line and up to x6 multiplier bonus, and includes for the first time a re-spins feature with the Sticky Wild tiles.

The sweets-themed slot has a fun Pick ‘N’ Mix bonus game that is triggered by landing 3 or more candy bar scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Within the Free Spins game mode players have the opportunity to collect a special selection of candy to win big, all brought to life with the instantly recognisable colourful graphics and world-class audio.

“Our games continue to provide the purest slots experience around and CandyWorks is the latest to live up to the high standards our players expect,” said Arooga CEO Karl Jeffery. “It was really fun to make and we hope the players develop a sweet tooth playing on the reels.
 
“Our mantra of bringing real-world casino experiences to our slots remain just as true and we'll ensure that the reels remain the stars without any distractions.”

All Arooga's slots titles are produced in-house for Facebook as well as iOS and Android for all online, smartphone and tablet devices.

Quickfire

Metro’s new mobile-focused offering Metro Play Casino launched earlier this week with a selection of games from Microgaming following integration with the Quickfire platform.

MetroPlay.co.uk features slot hits such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Thunderstruck II, as well as classic table games and a suite of HTML5 instant-play mobile games.

“We’re delighted to work with Quickfire to create Metro Play,” said Jamie Walters, executive director at Metro Play. “We have developed a compelling and distinctive product and we’re really proud to bring this offering to the market. Created in response to the continuing growth in consumer demand for online gaming, Metro Play stands for entertaining, high quality, straightforward, mobile-led gaming.”

Metro Play has been developed utilising EveryMatrix’s Casino Engine and back office services, with games from IGT and soon Play’n GO.

“Quickfire’s content is extremely popular among players and will form the perfect footfall generator for Metro Play, attracting players to the site,” said Ashley Sandyford-Sykes, head of Quickfire.

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