Only a few days into the new year, leading software developer Microgaming has already lined up an impressive series of new games in January. Through its network of independent studios and game development partners, the Isle of Man-based technology provider recently announced four different upcoming releases. With one new release every week throughout January, casino fans can rest assured that Microgaming is entering the new decade in style.
According to James Buchanan, the current Director of Global Operations at Microgaming, “Microgaming’s January titles are representative of the variety and quality that will be rolled out throughout 2020”. The Egyptian-themed Book of Atem was already released on January 7th, marking Microgaming’s first official 2020 game release. The slot is decorated with classic Egyptian graphics and underscored by atmospherical Egyptian hymns. With 5 reels, 10 paylines and a magical book symbol at the center of the gameplay, Book of Atem has been well-received by reviewers for casino online.
Microgaming’s second and third releases, Double Lucky Line and African Quest, underline the increasingly globalised world of online casinos. Double Lucky Line features an East Asian theme, incorporating both frogs, dragons and turtles. With 5 reels and 17 payline, the game is packed spectacular features, such as the Double Lucky Line in the middle, where only Double Symbols can land. This makes for an interesting base game and ensures that not all the fun is reserved for the game’s otherwise entertaining bonus mode. African Quest takes us to the African hinterlands in an exotic gameplay stuffed with lions and idyllic African nature. The slot uses the Hyperspin-feature which we have already seen in other recent Microgaming releases. It is out on January 21, whereas Doubly Lucky Line was already released on January 14.
The Incredible Balloon Machine is fourth in line on January 28, developed by the subsidiary Microgaming studio, Crazy Tooth Studio. The game offers multipliers up to 10x as well as an interactive gameplay, where players have to pop flying ballons to increase their rewards – before they pop by themselves! And like African Quest’s use of Hyperspins, The Incredible Balloon Machine has also incorporated a popular new feature in the shape of WiNCREASE.
Overall, it’s an impressive list of games by Microgaming and their partner studios. It rings well for the new year and players can expect even more from one of the leading game and technology developers in upcoming months.
Microgaming 2020 official release dates: Book of Atem (January 7), Double Lucky Line (January 14), African Quest (January 21), The Incredible Balloon Machine (January 28).