The Isle of Man-based online gambling software and games provider Microgaming has won exclusive rights to the Tarzan name for online slot games, following the signing of a licensing agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation.
Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs with his novel Tarzan of the Apes, published in 1912, Tarzan has been entertaining the planet for over a century. The jungle hero is the most filmed character in motion picture history, and has been portrayed by 29 different actors since 1918. Tarzan has also been the subject of multiple television series, two Broadway stage productions, comic strips and more.
Augmenting Microgaming’s diverse portfolio of branded content, the Tarzan online slot will launch to operators later in the year on desktop and mobile, the company revealed in a statement Monday. Tarzan will take centre stage, hosting the game, with Jane, Archimedes and a number of his jungle friends featured on the reels. The game will also contain a raft of thrilling features and distinctive sounds, including Tarzan’s famous ydelling call.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming said: “Tarzan is recognised the world over, so we’re excited to be launching a slot hosted by this timeless character. Our highly talented games team relish working with a new brand, to build a game that celebrates and embraces it. Having seen the game in prototype, I can honestly say the online slot will not disappoint Tarzan fans; operators and their players can look forward to the game’s release this winter.”
James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., adds: “We could not be more pleased to license Tarzan and his friends to such a quality company as Microgaming. Their extensive experience in developing online slot games assures us they will build a game that will attract many fans and players to the game from around the globe.”