Relax Gaming To Offer Megaclusters Online Slots
Posted on November 12, 2020 at 3:11am
Relax Gaming have confirmed that they’ve successfully secured exclusive intellectual property rights to Megaways-creators Big Time Gaming’s new Megaclusters online slots mechanic. Relax Gaming will own the exclusive right of usage for the next 12 months – making of the award-winning iGaming studio the first supplier to secure rights to the exciting new mechanic.
The deal provides for Relax to include the mechanic in both their in-house developed online slots as well as all titles developed by their Silver Bullet partners. The agreement marks even more strengthening of the existing partnership relationship between the two industry giants – with Relax Gaming already enjoying for quite some time IP rights to Megaways as well as the distribution of Big Time Gaming casino games across the European continent.
Massive Success Anticipated
Big Time Gaming CEO Nik Robinson earlier this week spoke of being in a state of positive expectation regarding the future development of the new mechanic. Early trials indicate the online slots mechanic to be an instant hit, explained Robinson, leading him to believe in the potential of the new mechanic to become every bit as industry-defining as what the studio’s Megaways mechanic has proved to be.
Robinson’s is an excitement and expectation shared by Relax Gaming Chief Product Officer Simon Hammon, who at the time of the big announcement spoke with only the utmost of admiration of the Big Time Gaming/Relax Gaming partnership journey so far. Describing Big Time Gaming as a long-time and trusted partner, Hammon expressed his excitement over current as well as possible future linkups between the two industry dealmakers. Relax Gaming, said Hammon, is exceptionally proud of having been chosen as the first partner to gain access and rights to yet another fantastic Big Time Gaming casino game innovation.
The Big Debut
Feature-teased across a variety of online casino operator brands earlier this year, Big Time Gaming’s new Megaclusters mechanic put in its debut appearance with the release of the developer’s Star Clusters online slot earlier this year in June.
How the new casino game mechanic essentially works is that each symbol that forms part of a winning combination of symbols will split into a total of 4 “smaller” symbols. The result is the formation of even more mega-sized combinations, or clusters – aka Megaclusters.
Not only are more winning clusters created this way, but since combinations are formed even from the smaller newly-formed clusters, once winning combinations have been completed, these will then explode and create empty slats for the landing of even more Respin-style combinations.
Megaclusters Popular Off The Bat
Robinson at the time of the initial launch described the new mechanic as a possible future industry game-changer. He anticipated back then that it would likely be seen featured in many more online slots in the future.
One of the first actual developer/operator brands granted first-launch rights to a casino game featuring the exciting new mechanic was Scientific Games Digital – who would later proceed to roll out the pilot Megaclusters Big Time Gaming title to big-name operator brand Flutter Entertainment.
Scientific Games Senior Vice President of Digital Gaming, Dylan Slaney, appeared to have gotten it spot on when, in June, he predicted anticipating enormous success as far as the popularity of the Megaclusters mechanic was concerned. Scientific Games Digital shortly after became one of the first platform distribution brands to launch Big Time’s Star Clusters Megaclusters slot across its global network of operator partners.
Megaclusters from Big Time Gaming certainly seems to be headed for the same heightened hype and celebrity-style status as its famous predecessor.
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