New Malta-based game studio Lucksome has launched its very first slot release, Divine Links, which is powered by British online casino games developer and part of Germany’s Gauselmann Group, Blueprint Gaming.

Inspired by ancient Greece, the 5-reel, 3-row and 20 paylines slot is set amid the clouds and is feature-packed with innovative game concepts including the patented Lucksome Locks and Lux Reels, both of which are designed to drive action and allow players more control over gameplay. 
New concepts:

With a 96.1 percent return to player (RTP), medium volatility, and a massive bet range, the new online slot‘s pay symbols include J-A royals along with premiums green apples, clam pearls, doves in flight, and what appears to be Hestia, the Greek goddess of the hearth. Landing a full line of premiums pays out 12.5 – 50 times the stake, while Wilds pay twice the goddesses’ worth and replace regular symbols to complete winning lines. Additionally, Wilds/gold coins each have a cash value assigned and count as money symbols. 

Landing at least six Money Scatter symbols, including Scatter-Wilds that earn higher hit frequencies, trigger Lux Reels which sees the grid expand to 4 x 5 while awarding three extra spins. New symbols that land on the reels reset minimum spins to three, while cash multipliers and a chance to activate the extra spins round with just two scatters await players. 

Adding another dimension to gameplay, the Lucksome Locks feature comes into play when players miss triggering the Lux Reels mode by just one symbol. When that happens, they can choose to pay double their bet to lock the five Money Scatter symbols already in view in place on the reels, spinning every other position for an extra chance to activate Lux Reels and increase the amounts on the Money Scatters

More to come:

Commenting on the debut of the new release, Founder and Director for Lucksome, Bryan Upton said…

“We’re proud to unveil Divine Links to the industry. With the introduction of innovative features such as Lucksome Locks™, a different approach to tried and tested mechanics, like Lux Reels™ and more detailed player information on how our games’ will play, we’re ushering in a new illuminating and exciting gaming experience for players across Europe and beyond. This is just the beginning of our journey and we’re looking forward to bringing more entertaining titles and features to the marketplace over the coming months.”

Upton, who has more than 14 years of gaming industry experience, most recently ran the RNG games business unit for Evolution Gaming Group AB (EVO.ST) subsidiary, NetEnt, leads Lucksome’s Malta-based team, which in January joined Blueprint Gaming’s multi-studio strategy. In addition to Upton, the new company, which according to Blueprint,” promises to bring exciting and innovative new content to the global gaming industry,” also features Josefin Uppeke, who, along with Johan John, are also former NetEnt employees, with the first-mentioned now Head of Creative and Game Designer for Lucksome and the latter, Senior Product Manager.  

Strategic moves:

Praising the Lucksome team for doing ” a fantastic job in creating a strong game full of exciting new concepts, Director of Key Accounts and Marketing UK, Jo Purvis also commented on the debut title in a company presser

“The thunderous gameplay of Divine Links epitomises the importance of our multi-studio strategy in driving our content offering forward with a mix of game themes and mechanics.”

Divine Links offers players greater control over gameplay, giving them the option of selecting the volatility of their extra spins, in addition to choosing whether or not to purchase the bonus, where available. According to the UK-based company, the new release further diversifies its content offering, which is accessible via its RGS platform.