HungryBear enhances Slot Masters with “legendary” Blueprint Gaming IP

HungryBear Gaming has launched an exclusive football-themed edition of its flagship multiplier product Slot Masters, in partnership with Ladbrokes. Titled Clash of the Day, the sports-themed version of Slot Masters is powered by the original title’s free-to-play tournaments mechanics but with a revamped design to appeal to UK football fans. The Entain-owned operator will host the title on its online sports betting and casino platform to allow players to compete in head-to-head competitions, allowing them the chance to win prizes such as free bets and free spins. Justin Chamberlain, CEO of HungryBear Gaming, explained: “The launch of Clash of the Day with Entain and Ladbrokes is an important moment for us. It demonstrates the potential of the Slot Master’s model, providing online sportsbooks and casinos with an efficient and fun way to further engage players. “We’re proud to have taken our partnership with Ladbrokes to the next level. The operator was among the first to back the Slot Masters concept, and we value their trust in deploying this latest sports version.” Players will be able to choose their favourite Premier League football team, as well as Ladbrokes’ own side Fanzone FC, before collecting points in Slot Masters during promotional periods to climb a leaderboard. To fit in with the football theme, rather than using Slot Masters’ typical attack and defence weapons that allow players to hinder their competitors, Clash of the Day has replaced them with features inspired by the sport such as VAR, tackles, walls and red cards. HungryBear’s latest Slot Masters expansion follows the company’s recent partnership formed with Blueprint Gaming, allowing them the ability to create Slot Masters titles using characters and themes from Blueprint’s established slot catalogue.

HungryBear Gaming has secured a “landmark deal” with Blueprint Gaming, enhancing its flagship multiplayer series Slot Masters by combining it with the latter’s established slot titles. 

Through the agreement, HungryBear will enhance the Slot Masters offering with new titles that use designs and themes from Blueprint Gaming’s IP and games catalogue. The partnership listed Fishin’ Frenzy, King Kong Cash, Luck O’ The Irish and Wish Upon a Jackpot as potential collaborative Slot Masters releases. 

“We are over the moon to be partnering with the UK’s leading supplier of slots content,” said Justin Chamberlain, CEO of HungryBear, commenting on the agreement. 

“The partnership with Blueprint allows us to further enhance and improve the Slot Masters experience by offering players the opportunity to play the world’s leading multiplayer game with the legendary and industry-leading content and IP that Blueprint owns. 

“Huge titles such as Fishin’ Frenzy, King Kong Cash, Luck O’ The Irish, Wish Upon a Jackpot and more will all be utilised by HungryBear to create incredible and unique Slot Masters games for our customers and players to enjoy.”

As a multiplayer slot title, Slot Masters sees players go head-to-head with a free-to-play tournament format in which they can affect both their own and their opposition’s score with attack and defence weapons. 

With this move, HungryBear will increase the distribution of Slot Masters as it allows the game to be “enjoyed by a new audience familiar with Blueprint’s wide catalogue of games”. 

Matt Cole, Managing Director of Blueprint Gaming, said: “We are constantly exploring ways of taking our popular content in exciting new directions through new concepts and mechanics. 

“HungryBear’s Slot Masters format is a truly innovative free-to-play tournament which is already proving to resonate with a wide audience of players. Through this first-of-its-kind partnership, we are combining the best of Blueprint and HungryBear to offer operators a unique marketing proposition.”

Speaking with SlotBeats, Chamberlain detailed the inspiration behind Slot Masters and the multiplayer features it showcases in a tell-all Beyond the Reels episode.