Slingshot Studios Premiered by Microgaming
After two years of preparation Microgaming – one of the foremost online casino games and software developers – has revealed that its new enterprise, Slingshot Studios, has launched.
A fresh game development venture
Microgaming is based on the Isle of Man and in a recent press release it revealed that Slingshot Studios is going to be an independent game studio. The studio is going to be responsible for the production of new content such as the impending Cash of Kingdoms video slot game.
In the press release Microgaming gave a further insight into the texture of the team. Slingshot Studios is said to be composed of “a crew of gambling industry veterans” as well as a healthy mixture of “new blood and everything in between”. Together this talented team is going to work on “highly entertaining and compelling products exclusively for Microgaming and [its] customers.”
Initial release coming in October
Cash of Kingdoms is a Medieval-themed title that was first revealed during February’s ICE Totally Gaming exhibition in London. It is a 15-payline video slot that has a strong medieval theme that features knights, archers, bombardiers and magicians on its five reels. Invading Wilds is a unique feature that will be present in both the base and extra spins games.
After work performed by Slingshot Studios the game is ready for release in October.
Launch to expand parent’s ‘extensive digital portfolio’
John Coleman is the Chief Executive Officer for Microgaming and he explained that the creation of Slingshot Studios is going to further bolster his firm’s “extensive digital portfolio” because the new studio will develop “original games with exciting engines and features” that are to be “targeted at specific markets and audiences.”
In his expanded statement Coleman explained:
“The content it has coming is fantastic and its drive to create and challenge is incredible. Slingshot Studios is the latest in a number of game studios to be announced as exclusive providers to Microgaming and we look forward to unveiling more content from it in the coming months.”
“Energy and Imagination” to guide the studio
Richard Vermaak in taking on the role of Creative Director Slingshot Studios and he has said that the studio is going to be propelled onwards by both “energy and imagination”, and commented that Cash of Kingdoms is just a “first taste of what’s to come”.
In his full statement he said: “we love building games that people love to play and we can’t wait to share them with Microgaming for its operators’ players to enjoy.”