As if this software giant needs any introduction, Microgaming is the company responsible for creating the first online casino, which launched in 1994, and some of the most recognizable game titles such as Avalon, Thunderstruck, Hitman, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Immortal Romance. The company has expanded into various areas of the gambling sector, from casino games to Poker, Bingo, Sports, mobile solutions and more.
Since the 1990’s, the company has grown, becoming one of the most popular providers of online casino games today under its Microgaming and QuickFire platforms. Its award-winning innovations have changed the way we play slots. For example, Multi-Player games allow players to participate in tournaments and community games where they can interact, view each other’s games and play for shared bonuses. Also, it's The Dark Knight Rises video slot was the first online slot developed to be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
In addition to quality graphics, numerous themes and exciting special features, Microgaming is known for offering some of the highest progressive jackpots you'll find online. In fact, in 2015 the company earned a Guinness World Records title for ‘Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’.
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Outsourcing game production
Since 2017 Microgaming has chosen to take a bit different route to most other game makers. They have started producing games via 3rd party studios. In truth though, as these companies produce games exclusively for Microgaming this means that the said companies are effectively part of Microgaming.
This is not necessarily a bad solution at all…
…especially given that the company’s own games have not fared so well against the competition. This way Microgaming gets to concentrate on their distribution platform, whereas the software studios get to pour all their resources into producing top-notch slots.
Bla Bla Bla Studios and Triple Edge Studios are two examples of such companies that have chosen to team up with the software. As of 2018, they have only released a handful of games, but even with this small portfolio, it is quite clear that the quality is able to, and does, surpass what the company itself produced earlier.
This might very well be the way to the future, and certainly, the audience has found the games great.
Innovation at the forefront
The changes mentioned above are yet another proof that the company is doing everything it can to remain innovative in this competitive field. Though not all players have been happy with this change it is quite clear that it was necessary.
Change always takes time…
…and getting used to it takes even more time. It is therefore quite refreshing to see an established company take these risks, and at the same time help brand new gaming studios enter this highly competitive market.
We are sure to expect some great games coming out in the next few years as Microgaming climbs back to the top spot as a slot producer.