Press Release — March 9, 2020
Expansion and Gamification- An Interview with Swintt's David Mann
With the iGaming industry constantly expanding, numerous software developers are bringing innovation and modernization on a weekly basis. We sat down with David Mann from Swintt, one of the most innovative international software development studios and asked a few questions about their upcoming products. This interview comes at a time of major news for the company, so keep reading and don’t miss out on the latest updates.
GP: You have just released your new slot Everlasting Spins? Can you tell us a bit more about this release, the mechanics players can expect and the payout potential of the game? What are the main features that players should be looking out for?
Our latest release Everlasting Spins revitalizes the classic 3×3, 9-line slot by adding in both a multiplier reel as well as a free spins meter. The relaxing visuals and gentle sounds create a relaxing vibe in the game which blends well with the exciting features.
The multiplier reel spins alongside the base game reels with a maximum multiplier of 15x, giving every winning spin the opportunity to build into something substantial and creating a maximum win on a single spin of 1875x. We have also included a free spins meter – each time one or two scatter symbols land on the reels, they are added to the meter. When three scatters appear, they are added to the meter and trigger the bonus round with the amount of spins from the meter. This can lead to long and exciting bonus rounds which also feature the multiplier reel.
GP: There is talk of you launching games created by a German development studio that normally focuses on land-based games. When can we expect to see these titles go online under the Swintt brand and what kind of slots experience are we talking about?
We are delighted to have an exclusive distribution agreement with a prominent land-based provider who have a strong land-based in the German market, with further presence across Austria and Netherlands. Starting with 20 of their best games in the first batch, we will be launching some real land-based classics including the exciting Heart of Earth, the mythological Perseus, the evergreen Fresh Fruit and the top performer Master of Books.
The games are quintessentially land-based, with the game experience constructed from solid math, familiar but engaging graphics and most importantly authentic and immersive sound design that echo the gaming halls prominent across Europe. We’ve seen a great interest in these games from the gaming community and can’t wait to have them live over the next few weeks.
GP: Your Indian studio has been doing some great things and there are new games announced for 2020. Can you tell us more about these upcoming titles and the kind of excitement that players who enjoy Indian themes are in for?
The first release from our sister studio RNGplay is Royal Golden Dragon, which is available on our demo site already. This game features a fixed wild in the middle of the third reel during the base game as well as the bonus round. The Dragon Wild symbol can also turn other symbols on the reels into additional wild symbols to award extra wins after the original wins have been added.
Three scatters will trigger the bonus wheel, which has a selection of either win multipliers or up to 20 free spins, during which stacked wilds can appear on reels 1, 2, 4 or 5 after the original wins, adding more excitement to the random wilds from the base game.
We have further releases down the line from RNGplay, who are also helping us produce our content with popular Indian themes. Soon we have the exciting Bollywood Billions, set on the film set of a Bollywood TV serial featuring the handsome hero, his beautiful love and of course the disapproving mother-in-law! Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming demo release of Bollywood Billions, but also some other developments that will be popular for Indian audiences.
GP: Japan is an interesting iGaming market that doesn’t seem to get the attention it should. We understand Swintt is working on content that will be popular with players interested in Japanese themes, so please elaborate a little on this coming expansion.
Japanese themes are popular with audiences worldwide, and there is significant Japanese diaspora around the world who will also be interested to hear about our upcoming content. Given our focus on delivering localised content, we have been inspired by local themes and popular game mechanics to produce some truly authentic and proven Japanese style games. Though I cannot reveal too much right now, I can discuss the names of the two upcoming titles – Hana Bana which means ‘Beautiful Flower’, and Sushi Master.
GP: Finally, SwinttGamify is coming to online casinos soon. Could you please provide our readers with more information on this new gamification product? What kind of new features can we expect and how will they reflect on the overall experience as well as value of playing Swintt powered games.
SwinttGamify is our full gamification product that provides more functions within our games, meaning players have more opportunities to win! There will be in-game achievements, missions across multiple games and regular tournaments that can be entered from within the game. Add in real-time, in-game leaderboards and players can enjoy our games further without having to enter and exit the game window regularly.
A major part of the product is instant rewards which will grant players their prize at the press of a button – a great function for players who have won a solid cash prize or batch of free spins and want to continue their game play. This is something that can be lost with many tournament functions in the industry as older systems have to run processes in order to credit wins to players. Being efficient to offer an enhanced game experience is a core value of SwinttGamify.
We are rolling out SwinttGamify in phases throughout 2020, so make sure to listen out for phase 1 – tournaments and leaderboards!
GP: Thank you so much for the talk. We wish you the best of luck with all your upcoming products and hope to speak with you again once some of them are released.
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“Let's Do This!”David FlynnChief Executive Officer