Microgaming has unveiled an exclusive agreement with PearFiction Studios which will see the Montreal-based games designer supply content to the firm’s platform.  

The partnership kicks off on February 4 with the launch of mobster escapade Chicago Gold, a high-volatility, 40-payline slot which is promised to come packed with free spins and respins and will be PearFiction’s first major global game to feature on the Microgaming network. 

Chicago Gold introduces new bonus features such as Cash Collection and the Big Boss Jackpot Reveal, and will be followed swiftly onto the network by PearFiction’s wild prehistoric adventure Blazing Mammoth.

Andrew Booth, Microgaming director of games, stated: “PearFiction Studios are proven innovators who marry great artwork with technical insights, game performance and a huge sense of fun. Join us on January 28 when we take a closer look at Chicago Gold and learn more about the PearFiction Studios team.”

PearFiction Studios previously worked with Microgaming on a one-off collaboration to create punk rock band themed game The Smashing Biscuit, with both asserting that the resulting success prompted the pair to take the relationship to the next stage.  

Thierry Semoff, PearFiction Studios’ chief executive officer, said the scope and scale of the Microgaming platform made this a transformational distribution deal for his blossoming studio. 

“When an industry pioneer like Microgaming wants you on board, it’s a real recognition that the games you’re creating are good and that all your hard work is paying off,” Semoff added.