Malta-based start-up Darwin Gaming has become the latest addition to Yggdrasil’s YG Masters program, where it will develop, deploy and distribute games utilising the group’s technology and network.

Striving to “push the evolution of the gaming industry,” Darwin Gaming, founded in 2020, will be able to create and distribute gaming content using Yggdrasil’s GATI technology. 

Nuno Gonçalinho, CEO of Darwin Gaming, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Yggdrasil, a company that is well known for pushing the industry to new heights, making this a great fit for our unique games to shine.”

GATI, or Game Adaptation Tools & Interface, is a preconfigured, regulation-ready development toolkit that enables studios and game developers to apply standardised technology to develop and distribute titles worldwide

YG Masters studios enjoy access to this, as well as the Yggdrasil network of operating partners in numerous regulated igaming markets. As a result, partners, including Darwin Gaming can build and distribute games globally to maximise revenue in close collaboration with Yggdrasil.

Stuart McCarthy, head of partner programs at Yggdrasil, explained: “Darwin has a unique and innovative approach to game development driven by a talented and experienced team with a vision to change the game.

“As they are just setting off on their journey as a games studio it makes them the perfect partner for our rapidly expanding YG Masters program.

“By using our proven GATI technology they will propel their growth strategy. We are very excited to see the games that Darwin will create as a studio partner and we wish them a warm welcome to the program.”

Rui Pena, COO of Darwin Gaming, added: “I’m excited for us to join the Masters program. Yggdrasil has been a driving force and inspiration in the industry and from working closely we can see it’s the fruit of quality technical expertise and well implemented out-of-the box ideas.

“This kind of passion is what drives us at Darwin so we’re looking forward to evolving the game together.

“At Darwin we work hard to push the evolution of the gaming industry and provide an experience that seamlessly fits in players’ lives, leveraging on graphics, sounds, touch interaction and ergonomics.”