Thursday, 25 February 2021

Yggdrasil Launches New TikiPop Slot With YG Masters Partner AvatarUX

Yggdrasil AvatarUX

Earlier this week, leading game provider Yggdrasil announced the launch of its brand new TikiPop online slot developed by YG Masters partner AvatarUX.

TikiPop is the fifth Yggdrasil online slot to use AvatarUX’s PopWins game mechanic where winning symbols pop and are replaced by two additional symbols to increase the reel’s height. This popping continues until no more wins are made.

AvatarUX’s TikiPop is South American-themed, uses a 5×7 layout, and has 33,614 paylines with a chance to win a maximum of £32,000, which is huge! The game is also jam-packed with special features, including a gambling mechanic where players can upgrade their free spins level.

The game’s free spins mode is triggered after landing three or more scatter symbols on the reels, with more scatter symbols triggering more spins. During the free spins mode, successful wins increase the mode’s multiplier by one point and expand the reels. Once all reels have been expanded, the multiplier will increase to 2x, and extra free spins can be triggered.

The release of TikiPop marks AvatarUX’s sixth major game launch, following WildPops, CherryPop, PopRocks, BountyPop, and Lilith’s Inferno, all of which have been made under Yggdrasil’s YG Masters programme.

Stuart McCarthy, the Head of Partner Programs at Yggdrasil, said in a statement: “AvatarUX’s PopWins games are real highlights in our YG Masters offering and we’re delighted to welcome the newest addition to the family. TikiPop features an engaging theme while the wins are bigger than ever in this immersive adventure.”

Marcus Honney, the Managing Director at AvatarUX, added: “Our PopWins mechanic has allowed us to reach players all over the world and provide a thrilling gaming experience, and we’re ecstatic to launch our latest game, TikiPop. With a level-based free spins mode, players can enjoy watching wins pop even more in this tantalising tribal tale.”

Yggdrasil Announces Content Partnership With Darwin Gaming

News of Yggdrasil and AvatarUX’s game launch comes days after the leading game developer announced Darwin Gaming as the latest studio to join its groundbreaking YG Masters program. Under the programme, Darwin Gaming will develop new casino content and distribute its titles via Yggdrasil’s technology and its partnered network of casino websites.

The program is powered by Yggdrasil’s Game Adaptation Tools & Interface technology, a preconfigured regulation-ready toolkit that allows YG Masters partners to distribute their games globally through Yggdrasil, reaching numerous big-name casino operators.

Darwin Gaming was founded back in 2020. Based in Malta, the game studio holds previous gambling expertise and aims to “evolve” the mobile gaming market by providing high-quality games. The studio has yet to release any titles but will do soon through the YG Masters program.

Yggdrasil’s Stuart McCarthy said in a statement: “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.”

Nuno Gonçalinho, the CEO at Darwin Gaming, added: “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.”

Rui Pena, the COO at Darwin Gaming, said: “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.”

He added: “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.”

Synot Games Announces New Content Partnerships

Yggdrasil isn’t the only game developer striking new content agreements as Synot Games has announced a new partnership with casino operator Hero Gaming to boost its presence in the Dutch, Nordic, and German gambling markets.

Under Synot Games’ new partnership, Hero Gaming will launch some of Synot Games’ most popular online slots with its casino brands. Some of the games to launch with Hero Gaming include Respin Joker, Mysterious Atlantis, Book Of Secrets, and several more.

Synot Games is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. Its portfolio of more than 60 casino games are available at more than 120 casinos across dozens of jurisdictions, including Sain, the UK, Malta, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Greece.

Sven De Waard, the Casino Product Manager at Hero Gaming, said in a statement: “Hero Gaming was founded with the drive to deliver experiences that are innovative and not traditionally seen in the gambling industry, and we believe that the portfolio of our new partner Synot Games will deliver a perfect fit for our strategy to provide the best games on [the] market.”

Martina Hrabinská, the CCO at Synot Games, added: “We are happy to have another strong operator providing our games to the world. It’s a great achievement to see that more players will now be able to enjoy our ever-expanding range of engaging and exciting games through this deal with Hero Gaming.”