Isle of Man-based Microgaming has outlined its January roadmap, with a number of new titles developed by its roster of independent studios and partners to be introduced.

The casino software developer begins the new year with a journey to Ancient Egypt in Book of Atem, developed exclusively by All41 Studios and released today (Tuesday 7 January).

The five-reel, 10-payline slot features free spins with expanding symbols, as well as a magical book symbol which acts as both a wild and scatter in a title that offers win potential up to 5,000x the initial bet. 

One week later Just For The Win’s Double Lucky Line awaits exclusively for Microgaming operators, with the five-reel, 17-payline slot home to several double symbols, including pairs of dragons, frogs and turtles. 

A Double Lucky Line feature ensures that only double symbols land on the centre reel, as random wilds and free spins round out the title’s features.

Triple Edge Studios intends to take players on a safari in African Quest on Tuesday 21 January, with the five-by-four reel, 1,024 ways online slot including hyperspins, Microgaming’s strategic paid respin mechanic, which previously featured in Break da Bank Again Respin. 

Gathering three or more scatter symbols awards free spins in which players have the chance to select their desired free spin and multiplier option. During free spins, the wild symbol awards a multiplier, which can potentially result in up to a 64x multiplier if more than one multiplier lands.

Rounding off the month one week after African Quest is Crazy Tooth Studios’ The Incredible Balloon Machine, featuring wincrease, multipliers up to 10x, and a pick bonus feature, in which players can inflate colourful balloons to reveal lofty rewards – provided they collect them before the balloons pop.

James Buchanan, director of global operations at Microgaming, said of the impending launches: “Microgaming’s January titles are representative of the variety and quality that will be rolled out throughout 2020. The mechanics of these feature-rich exclusive games combine with innovative new designs to create a thrilling gameplay experience for all players. 

“The year ahead is shaping up to be very exciting as we add new games to Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, take on new adventures with some of our favourite characters, and continuously debut exclusive games with new and dynamic themes.”