Software development company Microgaming and Stormcraft Studios have agreed to an exclusive deal, according to an announcement on the company’s website. The partnership will see the studio developing content and games, which will be distributed exclusively to Microgaming’s client casino operators.
Stormcraft Studios is a new independent game studio made of experienced members in the industry. Most of the team were part of developing some of Microgaming’s successful games such as Mega Moolah and Immortal Romance. According to the press release, with these knowledgeable members, Stormcraft Studios aims to “forge unforgettable gaming experiences for the online marketplace.”
Terence Igesund, creative director at Stormcraft Studios, said:
“Entertainment and craftsmanship are at the core of everything we do at Stormcraft Studios. The careful consideration we give the user experience will be unmistakable in all the upcoming games that we are developing exclusively for Microgaming.”
David Reynolds, games publisher at Microgaming, added:
“It is exciting to be working with some of the industry legends behind a number of Microgaming’s biggest titles to deliver a fresh wave of content under the new Stormcraft Studios brand. The team’s passion for quality and creating premium gaming experiences is distinctive in everything they do. We cannot wait to unveil the exclusive content they have in store in the next few months.”
This exclusive partnership allows Microgaming to distribute a larger amount of games to its clients. At the same time, the developer can offer more games of different flavors and styles that can attract a larger part of the online casino market.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, said:
“As the frontrunners in the industry our focus is always on what we can do next and exclusive content from independent global studios will play a huge part in delivering Microgaming’s growth strategy this year. It is all about delivering content that is targeted; be it a segment of players or a specific market. It is an ambitious strategy but one we feel will cement Microgaming’s place as the market’s must-have provider of gaming content.”
Stormcraft Studios is the second independent studio Microgaming picked up to create exclusive content. On ICE Totally Gaming 2018—a business-to-business gaming event held last February—the famous casino game developer announced its partnership with Triple Edge Studios. The studio has created a six-reel slot named Playboy Gold for Microgaming, which has been accessible to players since March 7.
Arise, Fortunium Slot
During the second day of ICE Totally Gaming 2018, Microgaming and Stormcraft have unveiled the first title born out of their exclusive partnership. The two teased onlookers with their new offering, the Fortunium slot, which will be live on June 20.
The steampunk-themed slot features Victoria and Maximillian, characters armed with steam-powered machinery. The five-reel, five-row slot is set in front of an industrial country illuminated by the sun. The mobile-friendly structure and game programming suggest that Fortunium caters more to mobile and tablet players. However, bettors playing on their desktop computers can also test their luck and spin to win this 40-payline slot’s top prize of 100,000 coins.
Apart from the usual slot symbols, Fortunium boasts its unique Win Booster feature. This feature improves Mystery symbols in exchange for half of the wagered coins. By pressing the Win Booster, Mystery symbols will start revealing only high or Wild symbols.
With Fortunium, bettors can expect more quality and enjoyable slots by Stormcraft Studios in Microgaming-affiliated online casinos.