Hot on the heels of its big win at the International Gaming Awards (IGAs), and Swedish provider of online gaming solutions, Yggdrasil Gaming, has launched Ice and Fire, the first title from Asian-focused content developer DreamTech Gaming to be released on its invitation-only, semi-open platform.
Founded in 2016, the Maltese based firm is owned by Nebula Gaming and is the sixth independent studio to become part of Yggdrasil Gaming’s YGS Masters program.
“The game offers a completely new flavour to our portfolio”
The new fantasy-based title, which has a return to player (RTP) of 96.64 percent, sees elemental rivals, ice and fire, square off across two side by side 5×5 grids. Sharing wilds, the two kingdoms are locked in a never-ending battle.
There are a total of 120 paylines, 60 per reel set, in this high variance slot where wins create cascading features. Players who land at least four winning Cascades in one spin, trigger the extra games feature and can then select an elemental dragon to aid them in their quest for glory.
Ultra-volatile, the extra games feature places as many as 150 additional wild symbols on the dual reels, with the possibility of retriggering the bonus round within the mode, leading to enormous win potential.
The Multiplier feature is triggered when a player lands three dragon egg scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, which can award 10 extra games, with an increasing multiplier after each cascading win.
Yggdrasil has made significant updates to its flagship YG Masters program since the January 20 launch of its new Publishing division. The move enables games developers and content partners to swiftly commercialize “roadmap offerings” via its worldwide distribution network using “full capacity of promotional tools driving customer acquisition, retention and engagement,” according to the Stockholm-headquartered provider.
Head of Studio Partnerships for the Cherry AB subsidiary, Stuart McCarthy, stated in the official press release…
“The YG Masters programme has gone from strength-to-strength in the last 12 months, and we are marking ICE 2020 by releasing our newest title, Ice and Fire. The game offers a completely new flavour to our portfolio and its action-packed gameplay will excite fans across the globe.
“Our YG Masters programme will undergo significant expansion in the upcoming year, as part of our new Publishing division, so this marks the start of a thrilling period of expansion for our team,” McCarthy concluded.
Huge win potential:
Also commenting on the maiden release, Product Owner for DreamTeach Gaming, Peter Walker, added…
“Ice and Fire is a thrilling creation pitting two opposing elements against one another, as fearsome dragons roam the reels in search of giant wins.
“We are delighted to release our first title through the YG Masters programme and look forward to a continuing partnership with Yggdrasil in the years to come.”
DreamTech joined the program in late April 2019, gaining access to Boost, Yggdrasil’s collection of proprietary in-game promotional tools. Growing by leaps and bounds, the provider’ YGS Masters program, which was launched in 2018, currently has six studio partners, including Northern Lights, Rabcat, Fantasma, 4ThePlayer, AvatarUX, as well as the studio responsible for Ice and Fire.
In other exciting news, for the fourth consecutive year, Yggdrasil has won the Innovator of the Year award at the IGAs held at London’s Savoy Hotel on February 3, 2020. The prestigious award recognizes the year’s best-in-class supplier that has “broken boundaries to disrupt the industry with ground-breaking innovation.”