Microgaming, together with Neon Valley Studios, have released Aurora Wilds, available exclusively to the Isle of Man-based software development company’s operators.

The debut comes a day after the operator was unveiled as the latest addition to the leading software supplier’s growing network of independent game development studios creating exclusive content for the British firm.

According to the official press release

…the new medium variance, five-reel, ten-payline video slot is based on the Northern Lights. With the aurora borealis’ play of colors across the Northern Pacific night sky, this nature-themed game features a mystical soundtrack along with respins, expanding wilds, the Jackpot Wheel and bidirectional paylines.


Landing one or more wilds earns a respin, while any additional wilds landed during a respin awards players another respin.  Players can trigger a maximum of three successive respins.


Appearing on reels two, three and four while totem-style symbols flit along the reels, wilds can substitute for all of the symbols with the exception of the Jackpot trigger. When a wild symbol lands, it expands to fill the entire reel where it locks into place and awards an extra spin.


Landing three scatter symbols triggers the Jackpot Wheel, which earns you one of four progressive jackpot prizes, including mini, minor, major or grand, which award up to 2,000x your stake. Jackpot wheels symbols can appear over any symbol except for Wilds.

Commenting on the new online slot, Senior Creative Technical Designer for Neon Valley Studios, Brian Perego, said…

“We’re delighted to see our first creation go live across Microgaming’s extensive operator network. Aurora Wilds pays homage to one of nature’s most amazing phenomena and is designed to captivate and reward players with fluid gameplay and big jackpots.”
Meanwhile, Director of Global Operations for Microgaming, James Buchanan, added…
“Aurora Wilds is an enchanting addition to the Microgaming portfolio that features exciting game mechanics with respins and jackpots. The team at Neon Valley have set themselves a high bar with this superb debut slot, which includes absorbing visuals and sounds and has excellent win potential.”
Exclusive access:
Available exclusively to Microgaming operators, Aurora Wilds’ progressive jackpot makes it stand out from similar online slots such as the action-packed, adventure-themed, Agent Jane Blonde Returns, developed exclusively for Microgaming by Stormcraft Studios. The game’s RTP (return to player) is 96.2% and like all of the software development company’s slots, Aurora Wilds is available for play on both mobile and desktop devices.
Neon Valley Studios:
The latest addition to Microgaming’s growing network of independent game development studios, Neon Valley Studios uses their passion and inspiration to develop story-driven casino slots that are entertaining and enable online players in non-US gaming markets to enjoy a ‘modern Vegas experience.’
Introducing the latest addition to its team, Microgaming Chief Executive Officer, John Coleman said in a recent press release
“Our studios strategy is designed to bring greater choice, innovation and quality to the market. Neon Valley have years of collective gaming industry knowledge and expertise, not to mention their own distinctive style and personality, and we are delighted to add them to our global roster of independent game studios.
For its part, Neon Valley’s, Perego, spoke to the new partnership as well as its first official release, adding…
“At Neon Valley Studios, we are dedicated to producing polished games of the highest quality, injecting our knowledge of slot design through the synergistic integration of game mechanics, visuals and the latest technology. Our relentless drive to create engaging gaming experiences for players is founded on our passion for games and the latest technological developments.
“We are delighted to bring ‘the spirit of Vegas’ to Microgaming on an exclusive basis, with Aurora Wilds marking the first wave of exciting content to come from Neon Valley Studios.”