NextGen Gaming was actually formed all the way back in 1999, and became part of the NYX Gaming Group in 2011 when it merged with NYX. Their headquarters are located in London, with other offices in Sydney and Stockholm. Although NextGen is among the oldest and most experienced casino software providers, many players and proprietors are not very familiar with its name.
This is mostly down to the fact that they focus their efforts on developing their B2B presence, meaning that their products are used by Amaya Gaming, Microgaming Quickfire and other well-known platforms, rather than released under their own name. With software and engineering departments, the company has the ability to deliver functionally smooth games that can be integrated into any online casino. Whether the platform is being used in its own right, or by another supplier, the end result is that you’ll get to experience the best.
Range of Games
NextGen’s focus has always been on its slots games, and no table, video poker or other games have been added to the platform’s portfolio. However, valuable partnerships with other providers should amply cater for the tastes of every player.
With the focus of this software always being slots games, it would be natural to expect superb quality in their spinning reels and some serious playing innovations. That’s just what we were imagining, and are pleased to report that NextGen delivered well on both counts. Games feature strong animations, 3-D graphics and catchy background beats, and are easily accessible across all platforms and devices. This means they can be played as a downloaded application or directly through your favourite browser, on your desktop, smartphone or tablet, using Apple, Android or any other operating system.
The game innovations that the company is responsible for include UP Wilds, Slide a Wild and Dynareels. All of this is also available to players for free, as well as for real money play. This is in keeping with the company’s desire to stay connected to its players, even when they are not spending money, so that they can anticipate, understand and meet their needs.
What We Love
There’s a lot that we really appreciate about this software developer. Their continued commitment to innovation, even after being in the industry for years, is the first thing. Secondly, the fact that the games are so readily available across different platforms, for free as well as for real money play, definitely gave us reason to smile. Its engineering department’s ability to ensure smooth integration with other platforms and truly seamless gameplay deserve a mention as well.
What We Don’t Love
For all of the innovation that the company puts into the games that it does produce, there is a huge range of casino favourites that it simply pays no attention to. Its integration with other software is impressive, but we’d like to see what NextGen’s own table games look like.