Nolimit City Ink Major Online Pokies DealTisha Walden | 27 Aug 2020
Up and coming iGaming developer Nolimit City seem to have finally secured the online pokies partnership they were hoping for. The company has announced that they will officially be teaming up with EveryMatrix-owned developer Spearhead Studio, in an agreement that is the first of its kind for the developer. This marks a big step forward for the comparatively smaller development studio, indicating that they have what it takes to carve out a place of their own in a highly competitive market.
According to the terms of the arrangement, Nolimit City will be making available their custom created online pokies technology to Spearhead Studios. This includes the xWays and xNudge mechanics, which, up until now, the developer has exclusively been using only in their own creations. But now the technology will be usable by a third party for the first time, standing as proof that the software is fit for a wider market.
As it stands, the new game that will utilise the features is still being kept under wraps. But what is known is that it will go live some time during October of this year.
Taking a closer look at the features in question, xWays is a simple, but impressive concept that quickly transforms the gameplay of an online pokie into something else entirely. Essentially the concept is that a particular symbol on a reel has the ability to add additional Ways to Win to the entire grid. More of the same symbols will grant additional Ways to Win, creating an entirely new angle from which a game can be appreciated.
The xNudge concept is a bit simpler, but still engaging and innovative in its own right. The idea is that a Wild is granted the idea to “nudge,” or move up reels between spins. Essentially this means that the Wild is sticky, but also changes position until it has left the grid.
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Managing director at Spearhead Studios, Mathias Larsson, elaborated on the partnership. Larsson first took a moment to praise the special features, explaining that xWays and xNudge were fantastic innovations, and would elevate any online pokie they appeared in to a whole new level.
Larsson then hinted that the mechanisms would be appearing in a classic “Book” online pokie in their already-popular series, and although he didn’t share any specific details, he hinted that he felt the game would be his company’s flagship release of the year.