The online gambling industry received what has got to be the most exciting news in recent times.
Microgaming partners with HBO
Earlier this year, Microgaming announced that it had partnered with HBO to create a Game of Thrones video slot. A possible release date had, at that time, not been announced. However, Microgaming has confirmed that the Game of Thrones online slot will be released in late 2014, possibly in December.
Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever confirmed the partnership and expressed his delight at the planned creation of a video slot based on the Emmy Award winning TV series: “We are incredibly excited to have signed a licensing agreement for Game of Thrones, a highly relevant and extremely popular show. We plan on taking all of the features of the small screen fantasy epic to create a masterpiece of a slot. This will be a fantastic addition to our branded content games portfolio. Our operators and their players have plenty to look forward to this year!”
A Song of Ice and Fire
The Game of Thrones TV series is based on George R.R. Martinâ€™s bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire epic fantasy series. The first book in the series, A Game of Thrones, was released in 1996. Four titles in the series have since been released. The fifth title, A Dance with Dragons, was released in 2011. Two forthcoming titles, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, are still to be released.
The series is set in the fantasy continents of Westeros and Essos, in a fantasy medieval period. The main plot follows a number of noble families who are battling to gain control over the Iron Throne. The books are structured according to a point of view format. Each chapter is told from the point of view of a different character.
Microgaming expands blockbuster slots range
Microgaming has released some amazing video slots recently. 2014 saw the release of the Terminator 2â„¢ online slot and the Jurassic Parkâ„¢ online slot. A GOT slot will expand Microgamingâ€™s collection of blockbuster slots. The format of the GOT slot has not been revealed, but it is expected to feature characters from the series and plenty winning features such as wilds, scatter, bonus games, and free spins.