Microgaming to serve up Gameburger Studios latest hot slots
Microgaming have certainly been busy over the last year or so but not when it comes to making their own slots in house. Instead, a change of direction by the company has seen them strike up a number of deals with third-party software development studios to produce exclusive content for the company.
The latest company to join the fold is Gameburger Studios, who announced their partnership with the Isle of Man-based slots giants last week prior to their first release under the agreement, Break Da Bank Again Respin, which was released into casinos offering Microgaming slots just a few days ago.
Who are Gameburger Studios?
The company, which was only founded in August 2019, features a high quality team of passionate, creative and technically minded professionals according to the Microgaming press release and it is a team that boasts plenty of experience within the industry, with over 20 years amassed between individuals on the team.
Gameburger's purpose is to try and recreate authentic land-based casino experiences for digital audiences and in doing that they hope to add a little dash of American flair to their presentation, hence the somewhat Americanised name of the company.
The company's approach to slots, where they will tinker with game mechanics, presentation and the different bonus features and standard features of the slot to provide users with something a little different to the norm, is believed by Microgaming to be hugely appealing to their target market.
Given that the company has only been in operation a few weeks (although they have been working on the new slot for Microgaming for some time) they have not yet built up a reputation, which means that the reception for this first release under the Microgaming banner is going to be crucially important for them as a fledgling company.
What is Break Da Bank Again Respin?
You certainly cannot accuse Microgaming of being cautious with their most popular slot games when it comes to entrusting their partners to build on the good work that they started. As with previous releases, Break Da Bank Again Respin takes one of Microgaming's most popular slots and offers a new take on the game.
The original Break Da Bank slot was released way back in 2008 and along with its sequel Break Da Bank Again, they have proven to be among the most popular Microgaming slots over that period, thanks chiefly to some very high RTP percentages and genuinely absorbing game-play.
Gameburger have taken the basic premise of the original Break Da Bank games and have built further upon this to create a game that has higher volatility than the original, plus the addition of a brand new Respin Bonus feature. The good news is that the high RTP in the game remains in place despite the higher volatility, and the new game also boasts many of the original features including Free Spins.
Reaction to the Partnership
Speaking about the link up between the two organisations, Microgaming's Chief Executive Officer John Coleman stated:
"We are thrilled to welcome Gameburger to our global network of independent game development studios. The team's experience and personality, coupled with their relentless drive to innovate, will serve us in good stead as we continue to supply the market with unique, feature-packed content."
In addition, Matt Carvajal, the creative designed at Gameburger Studios also released a statement which read thus:
"We are very excited to collaborate with Microgaming and look forward to providing the leading supplier with fresh new content for their extensive portfolio of operators. Our mission is to entertain, innovate and deliver the very best gaming experiences with a classic American style, and we are determined to serve up only the very best. Break da Bank Again Respin offers fans and new players all the key ingredients of the original game, combined with the popular respin feature and elevated with vivid artwork, sounds and higher RTP."
Microgaming's Long List of Development Partners
The news of Microgaming unveiling another development studio as a partner is not unexpected and is simply a continuation of the company's new direction, which has seen them move a large chunk of slot development to third-party companies, away from producing them in-house.
The net result of this has been an increase both in the volume of releases from Microgaming over the last 18 months in particular, but also a big increase in the different styles of game released, with each of the development companies that the company has struck a deal with, producing games that bear the hallmarks of the parent company.
Along with Gameburger Studios, Microgaming now have slots development deals with a total of eight studios in total.
- Pulse7 Studios
- All41 Studios
- Switch Studios
- Fortune Factory Studios
- Slingshot Studios
- Stormcraft Studios
- Triple Edge Studios
- Gameburger Studios
And although they are not listed on the official Microgaming page, Just For The Win studios in Sweden also produce slots, such as the new Tiki Viking slot, for Microgaming too.
What is interesting is that Microgaming have farmed out work on some of the company's most popular slot game sequels, such as Break Da Bank Again Respin as well as a new Tomb Raider and Agent Jane Blonde slots to these new companies and the net result has been rather impressive with a number of high quality releases in recent times.
Indeed, the release of Break Da Bank Again Respin is Microgaming's 26th new game release (including casino table games) of 2019, which shows just how many more slot games that the company is now able to release following its change in direction when it comes to the production of new slots.
Please do keep an eye out for our forthcoming review of the Break Da Bank Respins slot which should be up on the site within the next few days or so. It is going to be interesting to see whether Gameburger have managed to keep the most popular aspects of the original game, while introducing a key new feature to the slot.
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