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SpinPlay Games set to bring new winning formula to Microgaming’s aggregation platform

ISLE OF MAN – Microgaming has announced an exclusive supply deal with SpinPlay Games, a game development studio based in Las Vegas.

Founded by a team of mathematicians with decades of industry experience, SpinPlay Games focuses on balancing intricate mathematical models with design process and aesthetic personality to develop engaging gameplay experiences for players.

SpinPlay Games’ debut title invites players to explore an empire of riches in Roman Power, a five-by-three, 20-payline slot ignited with fiery multipliers and an expanding Hero Wild feature.

Marching onto Microgaming’s content aggregation platform from 18 June 2020, Roman Power joins a wealth of new games being introduced throughout the year by the supplier’s diverse roster of exclusive independent studios and content partners, which are able to access more than 800 online gaming brands in over 20 regulated markets.

Joining our diversely talented network of content partners, SpinPlay Games employ a mathematics-based approach in pursuit of delivering uniquely creative and playable games, with Roman Power forming the vanguard of a feature-rich line-up of upcoming new content. We welcome the team on board.

Andrew Clucas, Chief Operating Officer at Microgaming

Collaborating with Microgaming is a real honor, and we are extremely proud to join its lineup of world-class content partners. We focus on holistic design where our themes, sounds and animations come together with our fine-tuned math models to deliver fun and rewarding gameplay experiences. Our debut title Roman Power is a high-volatility game with both theme and math targeted at more experienced players.  This game offers huge win potential on every spin through the combination of stacked symbols, expanding wilds and multipliers. We look forward to releasing additional exclusive titles, including our second game Almighty Aztec, through Microgaming’s leading content aggregation platform in the near future.

Anton Kuhlmann, CEO at SpinPlay Games

For further information please contact the Microgaming Press Office:

Tel: + 44 1624 727777

Email: pressoffice@microgaming.co.uk

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Microgaming releases first ever Brazilian-style video bingo by Neko Games

Microgaming has announced the launch of a new title to its range of games, as part of an exclusive distribution agreement with Neko Games. The studio’s first title, “Super Showball”, is a Brazilian-style 90-ball video bingo game inspired by the traditional Showball bingo game. Designed with experienced video bingo game players in mind, “Super Showball” is available exclusively to Microgaming’s operators from 26 May 2020.

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Neko Games is an online game design and development studio based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, specialising in creating games with a Latin American twist. The studio’s key focus is on developing online casino and bingo games that transform simple game mechanics into thrilling gameplay.

The studio’s first title, Super Showball, is a Brazilian-style 90-ball video bingo game inspired by the traditional Showball bingo game. Delivering medium-to-high volatility action in a mobile-friendly format, Super Showball combines iconic video bingo game elements, such as the ‘silver-machine’ theme, up to four bingo tickets per game with 15 different numbers each, and an initial 30-ball draw, with new and unique game mechanics, including a mystery prize feature and 4,000x jackpot prize.

Players will have the chance to unlock the Super Showball money machine and discover the richness within should they complete any of the 19 winning patterns. The 4,000x jackpot prize is triggered when one of the four bingo tickets are filled during the initial 30-ball draw, with the chance to win up to five free extra balls per round.

For every additional ball purchased, players can unlock the mystery prize feature guaranteeing one of four mystery prizes, including Copper (10x), Silver (50x), Gold (250x) and Diamond (1,000x), and offering a win potential of up to 11,000x the initial bet.

Designed with experienced video bingo game players in mind, Super Showball is available exclusively to Microgaming’s operators from 26 May 2020.

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PearFiction Studios Latest Addition To Studios Creating Exclusive Microgaming Content

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PearFiction Studios joins Velo Partners’ portfolio of premium game studios

Velo Partners are delighted to welcome PearFiction Studios as the newest addition to their RNG Foundry portfolio of premium game studios.

PearFiction Studios has a growing reputation in the marketplace for producing innovative games which combine a dazzling blend of story, humour, and fantastic art. The studio is sure to fit pear-fectly into Velo Partners’ portfolio of premium game studios creating exclusive content for the Microgaming platform.

Founded in 2014 in Montreal, PearFiction Studios has a long history of creating entertaining games, as exemplified by their early, light-hearted slots Gustavo El Luchador and Outerspace Invaders. Following those releases, PearFiction Studios created The Smashing Biscuit, a Microgaming exclusive launched in 2019. Marrying technical expertise and solid artistic direction with tenured mathematicians and a commitment to responsible play, PearFiction Studios puts a new spin on the online gaming market.

PearFiction Studios takes inspiration from land-based casino games with proven success, finding new ways to creatively present fun mechanics to online slot players. With its portrait-first approach, the studio strives to give players choice and provide the best possible experience.

RNG Program Director Mark McGinley said:

“The creativity and imagination that PearFiction Studios pour into their games is plain to see from their past releases and is sure to resonate with slot fans of every demographic. They are a studio we hold in very high regard and one who I sincerely believe will be one to watch in 2020.”

Thierry Semoff, CEO of PearFiction Studios, adds:

“We are constantly aiming for creative and technical excellence, never settling for anything but the very best. We have a range of innovative game concepts in the works and RNG Foundry will not only enable us to build and distribute these games, but will also push us to reach new heights as a studio.”

2020 will be an exciting year for the studio, kicked off by the timely ‘Roaring Twenties’ themed slot Chicago Gold, which is estimated for release in Q3. This will be the first game in an impressive line-up of future engaging titles currently in the works for 2020.

In addition, RNG Foundry will be revealing some of its upcoming games at ICE London 2020 on Microgaming’s dedicated “Coming Soon Stand”. The showcase will feature content from soon-to-be announced RNG Foundry studios.  The games are set to launch in 2020 and will be available exclusively on Microgaming’s award-winning content aggregation platform.

To find out more about PearFiction Studios and try out a demo of Chicago Gold, visit stand N5-220 at ICE London 2020 from 13:30-18:00 on February 4th to 6th.

 

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NORTHERN LIGHTS GAMING SECURES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FROM VELO PARTNERS
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Northern Lights Gaming Ltd

 

Northern Lights Gaming – the Manchester/Stockholm premium online iGaming studio founded in 2017 by industry veterans – today announce a strategic investment from London-based gaming and gambling venture firm Velo Partners through its games accelerator RNG Foundry. Simultaneously, the firm also inks a distribution agreement allowing a portion of its content to be distributed exclusively via the Microgaming platform.

Through Velo Partners investment, Northern Lights Gaming secures a strong content roadmap for the years to come, allowing the studio to continue it’s thinking-outside-the-box gaming development focusing on blending innovative mechanics with an optimal player experience.

‘We’re delighted to have Velo Partners and RNG Foundry join forces with us. Apart from the capital allowing us to continue to build our business, they also bring vast gaming expertise and access to a fantastic industry network. Of course, the partnership with the vast Microgaming distribution channels will also have a significant positive effect on our growth’, Northern Lights Gaming’s CEO Andrew Goodale comments.

Northern Lights Gaming will continue to supply its boutique iGaming content across the leading distribution platforms already served, with this partnership strengthening an already robust distribution model.

Evan Hoff, the founder of Velo Partners says ‘Northern Lights Gaming exemplify the type of studio that we like to work with, encapsulating an intriguing combination of UK and Scandinavian pedigree with quality, unique game design and established relationships with Tier 1 operators. We are very enthusiastic about adding Northern Lights Gaming to the RNG Foundry portfolio and bringing its exclusive content to Microgaming.’

Mark McGinley, Program Director of the RNG Foundry commented, “I have had a long association with the founders of Northern Lights Gaming and have always been impressed with their technical proficiency coupled with a deep understanding of compelling player mechanics, and am delighted to be working with them again.

Northern Lights Gaming (NL Gaming Sweden AB) is an iGaming studio based in Manchester and Stockholm focusing on creating high end online video slots for the European market. Founded by ex Barcrest and WMS executives with decades of experience at the forefront of the online gaming industry. Team members are behind some of the most successful games ever on the UK market, and have repeatedly created and successfully launched games and entire gaming platforms both for desktop and mobile game play. The company delivers its content to consumers via leading online casino sites across Europe. 

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Foxium chooses Microgaming’s Quickfire platform

ISLE OF MAN – Game developer Foxium is integrating with the Quickfire platform via an exclusive deal.

Foxium, with offices in Estonia and Sweden, is a full service game development studio with a decade of gaming experience. The company has produced a number of online titles, such as The Odd Forest, The Lost Riches of Amazon, Fruitz, Lucky Bakery and Big Time Journey, which are rich in story and features.

The deal, which was brokered by the RNG Foundry, will see Foxium’s content launch exclusively to Quickfire, available to more than 250 operators live on the platform. The first Foxium game to launch on Quickfire will be Vampire: The Masquerade – Las Vegas, a 5×3 reel 30 fixed payline game with stunning visuals, voice actors and an expanding storyline. There are three different free spins rounds, as well as a pick me bonus, keeping players entertained. The slot comes with free games and is set to go live Wednesday 1 November 2017.

“We are delighted to have Foxium on board, delivering exclusive content to Quickfire at no additional cost to our operators, following the recent removal of a platform fee. We believe Foxium games will be a popular addition to the platform.”

Andrew Clucas, Director of Quickfire at Microgaming

“The exclusive deal with Microgaming’s Quickfire platform provides Foxium with the chance to produce better games and reach more operators. With the extensive distribution network available through Quickfire, we believe we are in the best position to capitalise on the growing online casino market. We’re excited that our epic thriller Vampire: The Masquerade – Las Vegas, is the first game to go live following this deal. We will look to utilise the value adds Quickfire offers, such as their impressive Achievements module and gamification tools.”

Åke André, CEO of Foxium

Vampire: The Masquerade – Las Vegas, is a branded game based on a license between Foxium and White Wolf Entertainment, established in 1991 as a developer of numerous roleplaying games about Vampires, Werewolves and other monsters set in the World of Darkness universe.

About Foxium
Foxium is a Tallinn based creative game production studio founded in 2015. Thanks to an incredible mixture of creativity and experience Foxium keeps pushing the bar what can be expected from the studio. Most slot games are built around storytelling in order to give the end consumer a better game experience. Together with innovative game play, gamification, unique and modern game graphics it’s very easy to recognise a Foxium game.

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AWARD WINNING JEWEL QUEST ARRIVES ON QUICKFIRE

OldSkool StudiosVANCOUVER, CANADA – Old Skool Studios brings iWin’s timeless Jewel Quest franchise to Quickfire, powered by Microgaming.
Extending the reach of iWin’s award winning Match-3 casual franchise, Jewel Quest Riches is an exciting new branded slot title from Old Skool Studios. This immersive game appeals to players who enjoy casual puzzle games, rewarding strategy with mystery, progression, prizes and achievements.
Played on 5×5 reels, the game offers cascading jewels with Increasing Multipliers – up to 12X for every spin. The Jewel Quest Bonus takes players on a progressive, worldwide journey across 8 replayable exotic worlds with 3-star achievement awards. The bonus offers different Match-3 puzzles on every level, with a local progressive jackpot, immersive music and stunning visuals. A pick game awards up to 12 bonus moves where players use skill and strategy to solve puzzles and earn prizes. Hidden bonus relics are collected with big matches, and relics are chosen in a final mini-game to earn a Mystery Multiplier.
Jewel Quest Riches goes live to operators on Microgaming’s Quickfire platform on Wednesday 23 August 2017, with an exclusive early release on Casumo starting Wednesday 2 August. Watch the game promotional video here.

“Jewel Quest Riches is our third game released on Quickfire and our first branded title. This ambitious game represents over two years of planning, design and development, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the iWin partnership. This stunning and innovative game really honors the classic Jewel Quest casual franchise, and we know players are going to enjoy it for hours on end.”

Mike McGraw, Executive Producer of Old Skool Studios

“Jewel Quest has been accessible on many platforms but this is the first iteration of the game as a real money slot game and iWin couldn’t be more pleased with the implementation of this. This game highlights all of the amazing features that made Jewel Quest a worldwide phenomenon. Jewel Quest fans will most certainly be delighted and entertained by this game!”

C.J. Wolf, CEO of iWin

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“Jewel Quest” (R) is a Registered Trademark of iWin, Inc., All Rights Reserved. (c) 2017 iWin, Inc.

About Old Skool Studios
Headquartered in Vancouver Canada, Old Skool Studios is a Microgaming and RNG Foundry development partner. Jewel Quest Riches represents their third Quickfire released title, and their first branded slot game. The studio has been designing and developing top quality casino games since 2010 as an outsource partner, and their titles have released into many well-known social and real-money casinos. Their release of Epic City in 2014 established Old Skool as a standout creator of original, engaging, story-driven content for regulated markets. Every game is of the highest quality, offering players a unique and immersive experience they won’t find anywhere else.

About iWin
iWin, Inc. is a multi-platform publisher and distributor of mass-market games. iWin has published over 50 games for PC and mobile including the
award-winning and massively successful Jewel Quest franchise. As a distributor of PC games, iWin’s game sites reach millions of visitors each month from around the world.

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SMASHING IT AS RNG FOUNDRY SIGN EXCLUSIVE PEARFICTION STUDIOS AGREEMENT

PearFiction

PearFiction has entered into an exclusive game development and distribution agreement with RNG Foundry Limited, to design and integrate games to Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, including an exclusive agreement to build future PearFiction game concepts.

RNG Foundry is a gaming accelerator, leveraging equity investment capital, technical resources, distribution opportunities and network of industry specialists to work with, and fund, entrepreneurial studios in the gaming industry.

Ashley Sandyford-Sykes, comments: “We are excited about the unique, playful nature of PearFiction casino games. Our relationship will start with the fantastic ‘Smashing Biscuit’ a vibrant, story led slot that follows the hapless Smashing Biscuit rock band from humble garage to the riches of worldwide rock stadiums. Having exclusive rights to future game ideas, we feel this is an exciting opportunity.”

Tiny Smashing It

PearFiction is an independent studio located in Montreal Canada producing modern HTML5 games designed for desktops, tablets, phones, and different screen orientations, each with a different blend of story and humour.

“The Foundry and its team really are the best opportunity for us,” says Thierry Semoff, CEO of Pear Fiction. “We strive to develop innovative games and concepts. We have hundreds of them in the works and the Foundry will not just enable us to build and distribute these games but also assist us in building those skills which will produce the rounded studio.”

Thierry Semoff adds: “Pear Fiction has a passion for what we do, we are perfectionists with pixel perfect animation and an entertaining math model at the heart of every game. If this defines our games; ‘we smash it’.”

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A FUTURE OF COLLABORATION AS RNG FOUNDRY AND PRESENT CREATIVE STUDIOS SIGN

Present CreativePresent Creative has entered into a game development and distribution agreement with RNG Foundry Limited, to design and integrate games for Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, including an exclusive collaborative agreement to build new exciting game concepts.

RNG Foundry is a gaming accelerator launched in association with Velo Partners, the UK’s most active gaming investor. The accelerator aims to work with, and fund, entrepreneurial talent in the gaming industry, providing a blend of equity investment capital, technical resources and distribution opportunities.

Ashley Sandyford-Sykes, comments: “We have been impressed with the success of Present Creative in creating chart-topping casino content across land-based, real money and social casinos. Assisting Present Creative with game distribution and our network of advisors we are excited to be part of their journey. We are delighted with not just their specialist domain knowledge of how to produce great content but also their open and collaborative approach to meeting the desires of players.”

Present Creative is a San Francisco based full service game development studio with a decade of gaming experience.

“We are very excited to be working with the Foundry team,” says Andy Hieke of Present Creative. “We thrive on collaboration. We know the ins and outs of the casino industry but it’s not all about the flashy lights and sound, our team integrates illustrative expertise with a deep sector knowledge of how games are built blending the insights of our partners and customers.”

Ashley Sandyford-Sykes adds: “The games produced by Present Creative will get to market speedily and robustly, with Microgaming’s Quickfire platform and our marketing efforts. Working with the gaming industry’s Mobile Mill game development application the best practice approach is complemented by ease of implementation and support.”

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READY, AIM, QUICKFIRE AS RNG FOUNDRY AND BLA BLA BLA STUDIOS SIGN

READY, AIM, QUICKFIRE AS RNG FOUNDRY AND BLA BLA BLA STUDIOS SIGN

South African game design house Bla Bla Bla Studios has entered into an exclusive game development and distribution agreement with RNG Foundry Limited, to design and integrate games to Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, including an exclusive first-rights game concept agreement.

RNG Foundry is a gaming accelerator launched in association with Velo Partners, the UK’s most active gaming investor. The accelerator aims to work with, and fund, entrepreneurial talent in the gaming industry, providing a blend of equity investment capital, technical resources and distribution opportunities.

Evan Hoff, RNG Foundry Partner, comments: “We followed Bla Bla Bla Studios for some time and liked what we saw. In a relatively short period they have developed an international reputation for their leading edge animation and specialist knowledge of how to produce compelling content for casino players in the key regulated markets. It’s great to be working with such a dynamic and creative company.”

Bla Bla Bla Studios have grown from one animator with one client on the books four years ago, to a fully-fledged casino game development house. There is now a 20-strong team of animators, developers and support staff, providing content to clients across the globe.

“We are very excited to be working with the Foundry team,” says Carmen Granger, Managing Director of Bla Bla Bla Studios. “Operators like three things about us: our reliability, animation quality, and how creatively versatile we are across different visual and thematic genres.”

Evan Hoff adds: “The games produced by Bla Bla Bla Studios via this development agreement will get to market faster and with more vigor, thanks to Microgaming’s Quickfire platform and marketing muscle, combined with the fast-track integration we can offer via our partnership with the Mobile Mill game development toolset. It’s an exciting opportunity for all involved.”

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