Microgaming has scored an exclusive supply deal with Nordic igaming studio Snowborn Games, making the developer’s first title, The Vault, available exclusively to the entire Isle of Man-based gambling software company’s network via the Quickfire distribution platform from April 28, 2020.
The new Stockholm and Helsinki-based studio is positioned to create “analytics-based games” designed to provide gaming experiences that are both unique and customized. Comprised of experienced and knowledgable professionals, the Snowborn Games team possess a “passion for building cutting-edge, high-quality content.”
This five-reel, three-row, 20 paylines video slot centers around a burglar named Jewel, who is planning the ultimate heist on a high tech vault housed within a swanky Parisian art gallery where the world’s largest diamond, “The Pink Dawn” is locked away.
The very high volatility online slot’s regular pay symbols include the low paying 10-A royals, and the theme-inspired premiums, which are gold bars, a diamond case, a jewel, and a pink diamond, which is, of course, the highest paying. Players landing five of these big pink gems can earn 100x their stake, which is four times that of the symbol that precedes it in value.
Along with unique and modern visuals, the online slot offers two types of Wilds, one that substitutes for an symbol except for bonus symbols, the other, which appears during the Vault Bonus round, as well as Vault Bonus Freespins and a Respin feature.
The latter is triggered by collecting a minimum of two bonus symbols, During this feature, the bonus symbols stay locked in place while the reels spin. On each respin, further respins are awarded by landing one or more bonus symbols and will keep coming until no additional symbols appear of the Vault is triggered. When that happens, 10 free spins are awarded and a 3x multiplier initially, with free spins and multipliers potentially added during the bonus round.
Character-based game design and unique 3D art are showcased in The Vault and combine with a storyline basing Jewel on Lisbeth Salander a fictional character created by Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium series. The game has a return to player (RTP) rate of 96 percent and a win potential of up to 5,000x the initial bet.
In an official press release, Chief Executive Officer for Snowborn Games, Björn Zethraeus, commented on the exclusive deal, saying…
“Through Microgaming’s content aggregation platform, players will be able to enjoy our innovative games with leading operators in all major markets. The Vault displays stunning 3D art and a beautiful visual setting in addition to elegant symbolism to enhance the game’s atmosphere. We are proud to team up with Microgaming and look forward to providing them with many more exclusive games in the coming months.”
For its part, Microgaming‘s Chief Commercial Officer, Jean-Luc Ferriere, said…
“We are pleased to add Snowborn Games to our growing content partner network and look forward to working with the team, who are set to expand our diverse portfolio with unique and entertaining content, starting with their debut title, The Vault.”
Fans of Microgaming can expect to see its April line-up of premium titles unveiled soon, after early last month revealing a variety of feature-rich games including…
…Attack on Retro, developed exclusively by Triple Edge Studios; 9 Pots of Gold from Gameburger Studios; Switch Studios‘ Classic Blackjack: Six Deck, which on March 5 launched exclusively to Microgaming customers in Spain; Treasure Skyland, developed by Just For The Win; and Rabcat’s fantasy-themed, Treasure Heroes released on March 5 and Mining Fever launched yesterday.
Written by K Morrison.
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