It is a well-known fact that casino, poker, and online bingo players love to play slot games while they wait for their next online game to start. Technological advancements in the iGaming industry now allow players to play two different games concurrently. With slot machines now an integral part of any good marketing strategy, gambling brands are always looking to add new titles to their selection of games in order to keep their patrons happy and entertained. What is not so well known, however, are the people behind the companies that provide these digital slots.
Below we will take a look at the four most innovative providers that are shaping up the online slot scene.
Malta-based Yggdrasil Gaming was founded in 2013 and their games can be found across a plethora of operators across 17 licensed jurisdictions. They are well known for their innovation and for bringing mythical characters to the small screen through their engaging slot games. Looking to stand out from the crowd, they have created the YG Masters partnership programme, which was launched back in 2015. It allows them to tap into third party ideas and collaborate with indie studios in order to enable the latter to bring their ideas to fruition and distribute that content through the Yggdrasil network.
Some of their most famous and most popular games include Valley of the Gods and its sequel, Vikings Go Berzerk and Vikings Go to Hell. You can probably tell that they love Norse mythology.
Another leading developer out of Malta, but headquartered in Sweden, with the moniker ‘We are Game’, Play’n GO are very good at churning out slot games on a weekly basis with different themes. In previous years, they managed to release 52 new games in a calendar year, which is excessive in our opinion. Their games can be accessed from pretty much any regulated online casino, while a good list of bingo sites, like the one you can find on BingoFind, will include operators that carry their games. One of the many reasons why their games are so inviting has to do with the fact that they are very popular with both low and high rollers.
Their most successful slot game is the Egyptian themed Book of Dead, which happens to be one of the most played slot games ever, followed by the likes of Reactoonz, Rise of Olympus, Troll Hunters 2, and Tome of Madness.
Nolimit City is the new kid on the block, but this leading studio based out of Malta and Sweden, the latter is where all the development takes place, is shaping the future of the industry. The entire process of designing, developing, and marketing their games runs like a well-oiled machine from start to finish. It is no wonder that in a short period of time they have managed to take on their older and more established Swedish counterparts by releasing thought provoking and visually stunning titles across different genres.
While only in operation since 2016, they have managed to release a handful of flagship titles, including San Quentin xWays, East Coast vs West Coast, Tombstone and Deadwood, just to name a few.
By far the most established provider of premium gaming solutions, NetEnt is yet another Swedish company that has been going strong for over 20 years. Nobody comes even close to their numbers. It was reported that in 2019 their systems handled 58.3 billion transactions. They have created over 200 games, some more thrilling than others, but they have managed to create branded titles that certainly transcend generations of gamblers.
A trilogy of games, consisting of Dead or Alive, Gonzo’s Quest and Starburst, are titles highly recognizable amongst slot players and some of the most played games on a monthly basis. Starburst has dominated the industry for years and is one of the crown jewels of NetEnt. Other branded titles include Jumanji, Narcos and Planet of the Apes, all based on popular movie and TV shows.