Sunday, 9 June 2019

Microgaming Partners With Stormcraft Studios For ‘Dragon Shard’ Slot

Dragon Shard

Microgaming has released a brand new online slot.

Dragon Shard is a 5×5 slot with 40 paylines that was developed by Stormcraft Studios exclusively for Microgaming. The slot, which is based on the Fortinium game engine, features a fantasy theme and sees the legendary Fire Queen fight the powerful Ice King over the Dragon Shard ancient artefact.

Symbols in the game include the Fire Queen, Ice King, Dragon Shards as well as dragons and playing card suit symbols. The game follows traditional slot gameplay mechanics, with Wild symbols substituting for all other symbols except the Scatter. However, there are some slight differences as the Fire Queen and Ice King symbols both stack to help make winning combinations.

Meanwhile, the game has two Mystery symbol. The green Mystery symbol reveals Wild symbols or any high or low symbol and only pays from left to right. The gold Mystery symbol, however, only reveals Wild symbols or high symbols and pays in both directions.

Dragon Shard also has a Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing Scatter symbols. Triggering this bonus will reward you with a selection of spins as well as one or more Mystery symbols and landing an additional Scatter will reward you with another spin, providing players with a chance to make big wins.

The game’s Win Booster can help players make additional wins as it allows wins to pay in both directions as opposed to just left to right. However, activating the feature costs two times your wager.

What They Say

Jagoda Barber, the Head of Games at Microgaming, said in a statement: “Dragon Shard is another exceptional addition to Microgaming’s innovative slot portfolio from the talented team at Stormcraft Studios. They have realised a visually and aurally immersive world of sword and sorcery, which particularly shines in portrait mode on mobile.

“The game’s feature set is just as deep and rich as its presentation, with the Win Booster further enhancing the power of Mystery Symbols and Mystery Reels in free spins, which offers excellent win potential for any player lucky enough to land five Scatters entering the bonus, particularly if the Win Booster is enabled.”

Terence Igesund, the Executive Producer at Stormcraft Studios, added: “Crafting the magical world of Dragon Shard has been an immensely exciting endeavour for us at Stormcraft Studios. We carefully integrated successful and inventive game mechanics with a relatable fantasy theme, competing it with beautifully rendered visuals and an epic soundtrack.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming players into the magical realm of the Fire Queen and Ice King, and providing them with a thoroughly entertaining gaming experience.”

If you’re interested in playing Dragon Shard, you can find it at most Microgaming casino operators.