Microgaming signs deal with aspiring game developer All41 Studios
There is some exciting news for fans of the Isle of Man-based company after it was announced that they have penned another deal with an up and coming design studio to produce exclusive content under the Microgaming banner.
That company is All41 Studios, which is based in the Estonian capital of Tallinn and their first release under the partnership agreement with Microgaming will be the forthcoming Le Kaffee Bar. The game will be released initially under a small number of GVC Brands for a three-week period, but after that from June 5, the game will be rolled out across Microgaming operators from then on.
The game itself is based, as the name suggests, on a coffee bar and the growing love for coffee shops around the world. It is a 5-reel slot which has 243 Ways to Win rather than pay lines and when the game is officially released in June, we will be among the first to bring you an exclusive review of the slot.
What is exciting for Microgaming customers is that All41 Studios have stated their aim is to produce top notch casino games and slots that offer a fantastic experience for the end user. The team is ready to thrive, to try and develop slot gaming beyond what is currently thought feasible and with a team of imaginative and skilled individuals, many with experience and a real passion for the gaming industry, it looks likely that Microgaming customers will be furnished with another set of high quality slots throughout the year.
Speaking about the partnership, the head of All41 Studios Julia Saburova stated:
"We are very excited to be working with Microgaming and look forward to providing the supplier with new and innovative content for their extensive portfolio of operators. Our mission is to entertain, innovate and deliver the very best gaming experiences. Whether it comes down to game mechanics, graphics or sound, we are determined and driven to craft only the very best."
Also speaking about the partnership between the two companies, Microgaming's CEO John Coleman stated:
"With their unique personality and expertise, All41 Studios are a welcome addition to our global network of independent game development studios, which continue to ensure that Microgaming supplies unique and tailored original content in an ever-changing market. Le Kaffee Bar is the first in a series of engaging and innovative games to be unveiled by the studio in the coming months."
Le Kaffee Bar is the first official game from the Studios and the buzz suggests that it is a game that slots fans are going to enjoy and certainly, Microgaming customers will be able to try out their favourite bean and whether it is to their exacting tastes, very shortly indeed.
It is not the first time that Microgaming has taken a sip from the mug of development studio partnerships, indeed over the last year or so, the famous game developer has been slurping its way through a number of deals with a wide range of different companies from all over the globe, all with one single aim, to increase the number of Microgaming slots available for customers to play over the coming months and years.
Microgaming's ever-increasing slots empire
Alongside its in-house slots and casino game projects, Microgaming has now signed a total of six different partnership deals with different slots and game development studios. These studios are based all over the world and we have already seen a number of exciting releases from some of them.
Triple Edge Studios were one of the first companies Microgaming signed a deal with and they have been one of the most prolific studios for Microgaming producing a total of 11 games in total so far. These games include Oink Country Love, Halloween, Playboy Gold, Wicked Tales Dark Red, Action Ops Snow & Sable, Bookie of Odds and Zeus Ancient Fortunes.
South African based Stormcraft Studios signed up with Microgaming in 2018 and and so far they have produced two high quality games for the company, Fortunium, a slot which was heavily previewed by Microgaming at ICE 2018 in London and earlier this year Agent Jane Blonde Returns was released, the sequel to the original Agent Jane Blonde slot, which offers an updated take on the famous Microgaming slot.
Slingshot Studios were the third company to join up with Microgaming, also in 2018 and they have also produced two slots for Microgaming thus far, with Cash of Kingdoms, also featured at ICE 2018, being their first release followed by the engaging Zombie Hoard. There are a further two slots in development with this company, the first of which is called Banana Odyssey which should be released later this year and the second is an as yet unnamed slot which again is slated for release later in 2019.
Fortune Factory Studios is another Microgaming partner and there three releases so far, Holly Jolly Penguins, Romanov Riches and Showdown Saloon have all been very well received by the Microgaming community.
The other company to have signed up with the Isle of Man company is Switch Studios and this UK-based studio is one of the more recent signings to the Microgaming stable. Their primary focus is on producing a raft of casino table games for Microgaming rather than slots and so far, they have released their own updated versions of Roulette and American Roulette for Microgaming, with a new version of Blackjack slated for release later this year.
With six development studios now producing software for Microgaming on an exclusive basis and the fact that Microgaming are now signing more deals with operators all around the world, often moving into new territories where customers can then explore the wide range of Microgaming slots for the first time, it looks like being an exciting few years ahead for both new and longer term customers of the company.
With a growing base of new customers, emerging markets discovering Microgaming slots for the first time and a range of affiliate partners producing top quality games for the company, there is no doubt that Microgaming's influence in the casino gaming market is only going to continue to grow in the next few years and beyond.
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