CasinoChick is thrilled to present one of the studios working with Games Global! Foxium is a creative game studio established back in 2015. This innovative studio keeps pushing the bar, thanks to an incredible mixture of creativity and experience. Their slot games are built around storytelling, innovative gameplay, and unique and modern game graphics.
In celebration of their newest slot release, we decided to sit down with Foxium’s Liz Bann to talk about the company and plans, as well as Foxium’s latest release specifically. Keep reading to see what we found out about the studio’s Akiva: Claws of Power slot.
Hello, and welcome to Casino Chick, a gaming hub for women in iGaming! Thank you for taking the time to chat with us. How about we start with an introduction? Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m Liz Bann and I have been with the Foxium family for 5 years. I joined this studio in 2017 as Head of Sales and Marketing and now I am proudly leading the studio to even bigger successes.
Foxium was founded in 2015. However, you’ve been producing games exclusively for Games Global since they launched. Can you tell us more about the company’s path so far?
Without a doubt, it’s been an amazing journey for us. We drew the golden ticket when we entered a partnership with Games Global. This partnership gave us the chance to make our games more well-known in the iGaming world. Thanks to an extensive portfolio of operators, we managed to build our brand awareness and gained an army of fans due to our creativity. To see what led us to such success, one need only look at our games Boom Pirates, Cossacks: The Wild Hunt, 3 Tiny Gods, OinkFarm, Agnes Mission: Wild Lab… just to name a few.
Your studio cooked up an interesting slot that was released at the end of November. Can you tell us more about your latest title Akiva: Claws of Power?
It would be my pleasure! Akiva: Claws of Power was created with the idea of bringing safari vibes into our daily life. The whole team was involved in the process of making this game. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, I must admit, but it’s always been fun. Honestly, Akiva is one of my favourite games due to its intense gameplay, variety of engaging features, remarkable artwork, and compelling soundtrack with pulsating African drums to set the mood. Featuring the popular Link&Win™ mechanic, Akiva: Claws of Power offers interesting new ways to win. Alongside Link&Win™, the game also includes new features Akiva Sandstorm, Claws of Power, and Giant Symbols in Free Spins, which exhilarate our players.
With the potential to win up to 1,300x bet value on a single spin, players have the potential to be richly rewarded for their endeavours in this exciting safari adventure! Akiva, the powerful lion protagonist of the game, can help players during play when he leaps out of the screen at random, whipping up a sandstorm behind him and creating a winning combination. Not to be outdone, Akiva has another trick up his sleeve, his incredible Claws of Power! Akiva lashes out at the screen, sometimes his powerful swipes will shuffle the symbols on-screen around creating a winning combo.
Your games portfolio features many different and unique slots. What is the inspiration behind Akiva the Lion’s story?
The African theme slots have proven to be appealing to players, a winning design one could say. I have always been a big fan of wildlife, and it was with great pleasure that I accepted the idea to dive into a wild safari world with the main protagonist, Akiva the Lion. Therefore, we invite all players to unleash their inner animal and go on the prowl for prizes with our Akiva.
The diversity Foxium brings with each title is truly remarkable. But, what separates this from all other Foxium titles released so far?
We have always been acknowledged for the remarkable, high-quality art in our games and this game is no exception. In addition, we greatly improved the gameplay, working hard on the tech side of this game with its smooth game flow to engage the players even more. In addition, this game boasts several winning features like Link&Win™ and Giant Symbols in Free Spins which give players potential to create impressive winning combinations.
Were there any challenges you faced while developing Akiva: Claws of Power?
Absolutely! After all, every new game requires a new and unique creation process which is never repetitive. The main challenge that we faced when creating Akiva was that we wanted to make this game feel alive in the players’ eyes. There was a lot of back and forth, working on designing the graphics, animation, and playability which we reworked several times to keep the players entertained throughout the game. I hope we succeeded but the players will be the judge of that.
The iGaming world is brimming with safari-inspired online slots. Is there something special about Akiva: Claws of Power that will make this title stand out from all others?
In my opinion, this game has it all; from the potential to win up to 1,300x bet value on a single spin and exciting features like Akiva Sandstrom and Claws of Power, to the music that creates a bright and bouncy mood which invigorates and energizes players during play.
While designing this video slot, did you have a specific kind of player in mind?
When designing Akiva: Claws of Power, we wanted to appeal to players who have previously enjoyed Link&Win™ style slot games as well as players who want to soak up the savannah ambience. Boasting a bold and bright style and fierce gameplay features, Akiva: Claws of Power is the perfect game for all players. Akiva will help players toward their goals!
Foxium’s September release, Agnes Mission: Wild Lab, has proven extremely popular with players, and we are sure Akiva: Claws of Power will be just as successful, if not more. Are there any releases players can look forward to by the end of the year?
You’re right – Agnes’ Mission: Wild Lab was very well received by the players and we couldn’t be happier. With Akiva: Claws of Power we are marking the end of a fruitful year, but not for long as we already have six games in production for 2023. Each one differs from the next with their own great features and outstanding art. Stay tuned and you won’t be disappointed as our creativity continues to grow, and so too does our ambition to make even greater games for our fantastic fan base.
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us! Is there anything else you wish to share with our readers?
I want to thank all our fans, both new and old, for being with us and enjoying our games and our creativity. Follow us on our socials to keep up to date with our latest releases.