IWG to develop a new line of Instant Win Games for Microgaming
Microgaming have been making a number of announcements in recent times, specifically linked to agreeing a partnership with another company to expand their selection of games.
While recent announcements have pertained mainly to the company expanding its number of slot games, thanks to deals with the likes of Stormcraft Studios and Just for the Win, there has been an exciting new announcement this week which hints at perhaps a new direction for the Isle of Man company.
That's because on the 5th February 2019, Microgaming announced details of a partnership with London-based supplier IWG to allow IWG to develop a number of Instant Win Games which will be based on some of Microgaming's most popular slot games.
Details of the deal are still a little sketchy but it is thought that IWG will use a number of new and classic slot games from Microgaming to develop a new line of Instant Win Games, which will then be released across Microgaming's expansive operator base, offering their customers the chance to experience a new way to play some of the company's most impressive and popular titles.
In a press release, the Director of Content Strategy at Microgaming John Quinn, stated:
"Microgaming has a rich history of product innovation and development, and we are constantly exploring new opportunities to expand and refresh our content. This collaboration signals our commitment to providing our operators with new gaming solutions that aim to broaden their market appeal."
"IWG has a strong reputation for delivering instant win slot games that keep the key characteristics of a popular title while adding a new dimension to the gameplay, which captures the attention of players around the world. We look forward to seeing this transformation of our popular releases and making them available to our ever-growing network of operators and their players."
In a similar vein, IWG's Chief Commercial Office Leon Thomas stated:
"Fans of Microgaming slots will now be able to enjoy an enhanced experience thanks to this new partnership. By implementing our proven instant win mechanics into its wide range of games, Microgaming will now be able to target a different player base with this unique concept. We're delighted to provide them with exciting and engaging instant win games inspired by its catalogue of games and are sure they will prove to be a big hit."
IWG has had over 15 years experience in making some of the industries most popular instant win games, with over 300 different releases to its name, many of them based on casino slot games, so it is clear Microgaming have decided to partner up with a company that has the understanding on how to make the most of Microgaming's extensive back catalogue.
What are Instant Win Games?
Instant Win Games are typically games that have been developed to allow a player to enjoy a quick, game-based playing experience, which can result in them winning some money from their game. The amount of money that can be won varies from game to game and prize to prize, with most prizes being smaller amounts and the rarer prizes being the top value ones, which can run into thousands of pounds/dollars/euros.
Many of the popular Instant Win Games are based on sports, board games or even social media games as well as slot games and casino games. Often, the Instant Win Game is an adapted version of the sport, slot or social media game that can be played out speedily and which has a gambling element added in.
Of course, with this partnership from Microgaming, IWG have a massive choice of games available to them to develop their range of instant win games for Microgaming casinos. The question therefore is, which games are they going to pick to develop?
And if they are reading, then I'd like to make a few of my own suggestions.
Which Microgaming slots would we like to see turned into an Instant Win Game?
Of course, we don't know how many of Microgaming's extensive catalogue of games that IWG are going to start working on immediately, but we're willing to bet that there are going to be a significant number of releases over the coming years. Here's a list of games we'd love to see released as an Instant Win Game.
Mega Moolah - How could you not consider releasing an Instant Win version of Microgaming's flagship progressive jackpot slot? Given the amount of interest in this game, especially when the jackpot climbs as high as it has in recent times, it would perhaps be foolish for IWG not to consider making a Mega Moolah Instant Win Game one of their top priorities. Its African safari theme gives IWG plenty of scope for making a fun and enjoyable game based on the slot.
Game of Thrones - As one of Microgaming's most popular slots, and of course one of the world's most popular TV series and books, Game of Thrones would be an obvious choice for development into an instant win game as it would likely enjoy huge popularity from the off. I am not sure whether any licensing issues may come into play here with a potential future release for an instant win version of the slot (or indeed, for any other film or TV themed slot) but if that is not an issue then my money would be on this being one of the games IWG are most keen to work on given the massive appeal of the show.
Thunderstruck II - One of the true Microgaming classics and for me, this is a perfect game to make into an instant win game. The slot boasts a huge jackpot prize, which is part of what makes it so appealing and with it being based on a Norse-theme, including the famous gods of Thor, Odin, Loki and Valkyrie, there are four huge characters that could be the starting point for an instant win game that is one fans will be desperate to play.
We're looking forward to seeing the Instant Win Games at our MegaMoolah.com casinos!
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