Slot games are popular. With the expansion of the gaming offer to include online casinos, the mini video games have begun their triumphal procession. In the meantime, they have become an exciting alternative to classic PC and console games, and not just for casino fans.
Innovations are rushing out of the developer studios onto the market that have the potential, both technically and thematically, to overtake many a classic video game. Who are the creative minds behind the slot games and what path will the supreme discipline of the gambling market take in the future? Some developer studios seem to have set out to fundamentally change the concept of slot games.
Slot games have become a quality product
Due to the technological possibilities in the online area, modern slot games have advanced to become high-quality video games. Today they have more in common with PC and console games than with the classic pinball machines from which they evolved.
Modern video slots impress with complex game mechanisms, high-quality graphic implementation and innovative game modes. By embedding it in a detailed and atmospheric background story slot games take players on a journey and add a real gaming experience to the pure thrill of gambling.
This further development of slot games has presented game developers with new challenges. Games that are new to the market today have to meet far higher standards and appeal to a player base that is looking for more than a quick way to wager a few coins. Slot games have become a quality product that has firmly established itself in the gaming market.
This is what distinguishes good slot games
Good slot games are characterized by high quality standards. Chances of winning such as a lucrative RTP rate and the highest possible payout attract a large gambling community. A real quality feature are also in this context Freispiele ohne einzahlung. Reputable game developers offer players the opportunity to use free spins no deposit in a variety of ways. The free spins on the reels are often provided as a welcome bonus or can be purchased during play as a special feature or as an additional win bonus. Free spins no deposit can also be integrated as a kind of demo mode, which allows players to get to know a video slot before investing real money.
However, modern slot games do not only appeal to gambling fans, but are also gaining an ever-growing community among video gamers. for gamers, who are used to PC and console games, slot games must also have a lot to offer in other areas. These primarily include elements such as impressive graphics and a harmonious sound, a game atmosphere that you can immerse yourself in and, last but not least, real role-playing elements that embed the gameplay in a story. If the overall picture is then peppered with innovative game mechanics, special features and new game modes, success is within reach.
Some of the big development studios have made it their task to further develop the classic slot game and make it a kind of hybrid between games of chance and video games. The entertainment factor goes far beyond the joy of the potential cash prize.
These are the most popular think tanks that are currently supplying the market with innovative video slots.
NetEnt is a Swedish software developer founded in 1996 and based in Stockholm. Until 2015, the company was called Net Entertainment. NetEnt has been listed on the stock exchange since 2007.
The main focus of the developer studio is on video slots. In this area, it has developed into one of the most important players in the field of virtual reality slot machines and thus played a major role in shaping the future of classic slot games. In addition, NetEnt is committed to direct contact between the developer and the player community. The company has developed a verification system that aims to provide players with transparency and safe gaming, while also helping them to find the right partner for their own gaming enjoyment in the large and fast-paced gaming market. NetEnt has won multiple EGR Awards, Global Gaming Awards and International Gaming Awards.
The best-known and most popular slot games from NetEnt in Germany are “Starburst” and “Gonzo's Quest”. The developer studio is particularly known for cult slot games with role-playing character, such as the series adaptation of "Vikings", the cult game "Narcos" and the western hit "Dead or Alive".
The software developer Play'N GO is also one of the big names in terms of technological innovation. The company was founded in Sweden in 1997 and is now internationally positioned. For the developers of Play'N GO, innovative game ideas from the field of mobile gaming are particularly important. For the development of technologically demanding titles, Play'N GO has released its own game engine called "GAT (Game Account Toolkit)".
Also, the company's focus is on ethical gambling. Part of the effort is the cooperation with various educational institutions with the aim of equipping young people on their educational path, especially on the way to IT studies, with the necessary understanding and specialist knowledge for the modern IT landscape. For this philosophy, it has already been nominated in several categories for the Gambling Compliance Global Regulatory Awards.
The best-known titles from Play'N GO include "Book of Dead" and "Legacy of Dead", which succeeded the "Book of Ra", which is no longer available in Germany. The most atmospheric and technologically most sophisticated slots from Play'N GO include "Raging Rex", "Rise of Olympus" and "Rise of Merlin".
Microgaming is one of the oldest and most established players on the market. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered on the Isle of Man. The game developer was one of the driving forces behind the Establishment of online casinos.
In addition to probably the largest selection of games, Microgaming also impresses with awards. The company has repeatedly received the EGR Award for its innovative game ideas and pioneering technologies. Especially in the field of mobile gaming, Microgaming has set a new course in recent years. In addition, the developer has advanced the concept of progressive jackpots in online casinos.
The most popular game titles from Microgaming include the vampire romance "Immortal Romance" and the classic "Mega Moolah". Microgaming has also made fans of the book series and television series "Game of Thrones" happy with a slot of the same name and closely related to the theme.
With Pragmatic Play a big name in the field of iGaming introduces itself. With regard to the selection of games and the additional products related to iGaming, Pragmatic Play is exceptionally broad. The focus is on high-quality HTML-5 games for mobile devices, but also for the desktop.
With the new product "Enhance", Pragmatic Play has also developed an innovative in-game promotion tool that is intended to offer a holistic game solution and thus significantly improve the gaming experience. In addition, features such as tournaments, Megaways game modes and other specials are to be promoted. As an innovative game developer, Pragmatic Play has also been at the forefront of innovating Megaways games which could herald a new generation of slot games.
The hottest titles from the Pragmatic Play think tank include Queen of Gods, Sugar Rush and the Megaways title Wild West Gold.
Playtech is a developer studio founded in 1999 and headquartered on the Isle of Man. Today the company has 12 locations around the world. The special focus is on the development of software solutions in the field of video slots.
Playtech became famous above all for its versatile slots against the background of the Marvel universe. With Disney's acquisition of Marvel in 2009, the brand became the company's property. Finally, in 2013, Disney announced that the license for Marvel and thus the cooperation with Playtech would expire when the contract ended. As of 01/04/2017, Playtech's Marvel-based slots have all been phased out, which is a huge loss for fans.
With its "Age of the Gods" series, Playtech has other long-running slot games in its repertoire and some titles against the background of the DC universe have also come from the game developer's pen.
On the international stage, Merkur and Novomatic also belong on the list of big names. However, since both development studios are only available to a limited extent on the German gaming market, they should only be mentioned here in passing.