As the annual SBC Awards fast approach, CasinoBeats is launching a series of feature articles previewing a select few of the gongs up for grabs.
Now in its sixth year and recognising the achievements of operators, suppliers and affiliates from across all the major disciplines. This latest entrant in the CasinoBeats contenders series delves back into supplier categories as we look at those vying for ‘Casino Game Developer of the Year’.
2019 was the year when we launched our new line of games having a level up games features, such as our first full 3D game of Aztec Adventure created on a framework that enables generating animation graphics effects in real time on any device.
Moreover, our Bonnie and Clyde slot game became a hit after a month from its launch due to both its eye-catchy graphics and its highly engaging mathematics. We are now developing slots with new gamification features.
The previous 12 months has been a hugely successful period for Blueprint, with the launch of several new releases, as well as expanding its international reach through commercial deals.
Blueprint Gaming’s design and development team continue to push creative boundaries in the creation of slots that are as successful for its operating partners as they are entertaining for players. The level of depth seen in the games, which is achieved by combining a compelling theme, story and a math model, has proven to increase player engagement and customer lifetime value.
iSoftBet has a reputation for being at the forefront of performance, product diversity and innovation when it comes to developing slots, which is evident across our portfolio.
From unique math models and immersive bonus features to mechanics that elevate games to new heights, we can offer our global roster of tier one operators a superior range of best-in-class content. 2019 saw the launch of one of our most advanced slot titles to date, Vegas High Roller.
We saw a gap in the marketplace for a supplier who brought the best of social casino to RMG, along with a focus on the revenue drivers that would make our B2C clients successful. Our games are proven to increase player engagement and retention rates, with promotional elements also driving an average increase in marketing ROI.
Developed exclusively for Microgaming by Triple Edge Studios, Book of Oz is a fresh spin on a classic concept. Combining hand painted art with intuitive game mechanics, including second chance re-spins allowing for strategic play, this online slot delivers a captivating player experience.
Available in 24 languages, Book of Oz is live in all key markets, including the UK, Denmark, Spain, Sweden and Italy. It has proved to be one of Microgaming’s best-performing games ever, consistently among our most successful games in terms of GGR and wagering over the last eight months.
Dead or Alive 2 is a sequel to the infamous Dead or Alive which was first released in May 2009 and has long been a favourite for players around the world that like high volatility games, with the hunt for the full wild line taking on a cult-following among gamers.
The game is a 5-reel, 3-row video slot featuring scatter wins, wild substitution, sticky wilds and three different free spins games: Old Saloon, High Noon Saloon and Train Heist. It’s one of the true legendary slots that offers extreme volatility, and the chance to hit really big wins.
We continue to provide creative and dynamic entertainment to our partners within the industry. We do this by ensuring all of our content is developed to the highest standard, and delivered into the right markets at the right time. Our dedication to quality has led us to the top of the industry and this year has been our most successful in our history, showing that what we do is consistently working.
The judging period has been a very busy one for Playson with the signing of numerous partnerships and the release of many games. One game, however, stood out head and shoulders above the rest: Solar Queen.
Solar Queen is our top-performing slot and has achieved the much sought-after goal of “stickiness” with our leading operator partners. The game broke records for the number of bets and players, generating almost as much GGR as our top 5 games.
At Push Gaming, we always strive to create great games that are unique and innovative. We strongly believe in always keeping the player in mind right from the very early stages of game development and always do our utmost to keep players entertained, yet also pleasantly surprised by our games due to their exciting features that will guarantee a memorable gameplay. We believe in creating high quality games over quantity and emphasise a lot on the details that really bring about that experience that a player is after.
This year’s judging period saw Red Tiger release such industry hits as Dragon’s Fire (Sep 2018), Jack in a Pot (Nov 2018), our debut portrait-first slot, Thor’s Lightning (Feb 2019), Pirates’ Plenty (Feb 2019), Phoenix Fire Power Reels (Aug 2019) and the sequel to our pirate-themed hit, Pirates’ Plenty – the Battle for Gold (Aug 2019).
This succession of popular games has seen Red Tiger regularly feature 2-4 games in iGaming Tracker’s monthly top 20 as well witnessing multiple viral videos of huge wins thanks to Europe’s biggest streamers embracing our games.
Our slots were so attractive that one of the biggest suppliers in the world, NetEnt, parted with £223 million to make Red Tiger games part of their offering. We believe all these factors add up to making us a worthy winner of Casino Game Developer of the Year.
In the year 2019, Spinmatic has launched an incredibly innovative slot game: Mayanera. This HTML5 video slot has an entirely unique gameplay: the slot itself is a wheel, making the format and the mechanics of this game different than any other slot game in the industry.
In order to win, players have to spin three rotating wheels and line up at least three identical symbols, vertically or horizontally. This feature is called cross match. They can also enjoy other entertaining bonus features, such as timewarp, nudge, free spin, and bonus game.
Mayanera is a symbol of the “innovation first” motto that guides this young company’s decisions. Spinmatic is constantly developing new technologies to meet their clients’ needs worldwide and looking for ways of surprising the industry with attractive new formats.
We take pride in delivering the best slot games in the industry with user experience front and centre of our development process. To be at the forefront of slot innovation, it is important to take risks. Yggdrasil games innovate in many ways. From our intelligent, proven math models to our detailed in-game visual effects, innovation is core to our entire slot development process.