Microgaming is one of the biggest names in the online gaming industry: if it isn’t the very biggest, then it is certainly in the top two. It is responsible for the design of hundreds of games, many of which are everyday favourites for millions of online gamers across the world.
One of the ways that Microgaming manages to retain its top of the table performance is it’s knack of discovering new talent. Many gaming software design companies keep all their software development teams in-house, relying on their HR and recruitment teams to seek out the hottest talent. Microgaming take a different approach. Instead, they scout for outside talent, then snap them up by either taking them over, or signing them up to an exclusive licencing deal.
This is precisely what has happened with innovative newcomers Slingshot Studios. The company is now under a newly brokered licencing arrangement where all their games will be released exclusively via the Microgaming platform.
It must be pointed out that Slingshot Studios bear a remarkable resemblance to Stormcraft Studios, both being founded in 2016, by “industry veterans” who share the same address, on an obscure industrial estate just outside Durban. And both have exclusive licencing deals with Microgaming.
However, the two outfits do boast different games in their portfolios. Stormcraft Studios lay claim to many classic games in the Microgaming line up, whereas Slingshot Studios appear to be a genuine start up, with just a handful of new games in their locker. These include Banana Odyssey, Cash of Kingdoms and Zombie Hoard. More are under development, and are expected to be released soon.
You certainly won’t need to spend too much time searching to find the very latest Slingshot Studio games. Just visit any casino which has Microgaming as a contributing software provider which, let’s face it, is most of them. And with Microgaming’s financial support and its industry influence, there are sure to be many more games in the Slingshot Studios portfolio soon.