Sydney-based Big Time Gaming announced Tuesday that it has licenced its patented and trademarked Megaways mechanic to UK-based online gambling games developer Storm Gaming.
Storm Gaming will be combining the facility with some of its brand licenses including I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, The Chase and Tipping Point to take its slots to the next level and deliver a superior player experience.
The partnership allows Storm Gaming to design and develop its own games using MegaWays, which debuted in Big Time Gaming’s Dragon Born over three years ago.
Blueprint, another licensee of MegaWays, has enjoyed success leveraging BTG’s IP, and Storm are sure to follow suit with a range of interesting products penned for land-based and online deployment Q1 2019, a statement from Big Time Gaming claims.
MegaWays is a random reel modifier system that allows any given spin to produce a different number of symbols across the reels, so players can experience a totally different game with every spin.
Big Time Gaming has cornered the market with this innovation with games like Bonanza, White Rabbit and Extra Chilli, and will be launching Who Wants to be a Millionaire in November.
Nik Robinson, Big Time Gaming CEO, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing how Storm use the MegaWays mechanic. Storm has some highly entertaining IP licenses that will work with MegaWays.”
Steve Murray from Storm Gaming, said: “The MegaWays concept is remarkable; it provides for and delivers exciting game play on a whole new level. We shall be using MegaWays on new Storm concepts and licensed IP with a number of launches set for the coming months.”