Yggdrasil extends slot mechanics to its YG Masters program

Yggdrasil Gaming has included new proprietary mechanics to its YG Masters program offerings for its studio partners.

As part of the extension of its offerings, the program’s partner studios will gain access to all of its mechanics that includes Gigablox, MultiMAX and Splitz.

Commenting on the extension, Stuart McCarthy, head of partner programs at Yggdrasil, commented: “The competition in the slots market is immense. Using recognised and successful mechanical frameworks at the heart of a game is key to attracting players and turbo charging the game performance so this was a natural next step for us to take.

“Our proprietary mechanics have been a revelation this year, so much so that we have had to recalibrate what successful releases look like. Driven by these triumphs we are thrilled to now share this opportunity exclusively with our YG Masters partners. 

We are excited to see the first titles in this new wave of games launch in 2021, helping our studio partners grow and expand their offerings and delivering on our shared vision.”

The new proposition will enable studios to rapidly develop new titles using Yggdrasil’s mechanics as a launch pad and is said to improve player engagement to ‘new heights’.

Two existing YG Masters partners, DreamTech Gaming and Bang Bang Games have already signed up to Yggdrasil’s new offering and will develop games featuring the mechanics next year.

“Bang Bang Games could not be more excited about the opportunity to leverage the Yggdrasil mechanical frameworks,” exclaimed Frank McPolin, managing director at Bang Bang Games. “We are huge fans of the games Yggdrasil has already released with these frameworks, and big admirers of how they are going about the business of building them into recognisable brands.

“Our game design goblins are currently locked away in the Bang Bang dungeons and will be tirelessly flogged until they emerge with something amazing. We look forward to bringing our own twist to these incredible mechanics.”

The mechanics, all introduced in 2020, have been incorporated in several titles in Yggdrasil’s games portfolio. Gigablox, featuring in Lucky Neko and Hades, is all about gigantic symbols appearing on the reels leading to massive wins when stacked.

Splitz, implemented into Temple Stacks, Neon Rush and Syncronite, splits mystery symbols on the reels for more ways, extra scatters, longer lines or bigger clusters, while MultiMAX made its debut in Multifly. and sees multipliers accumulate on the reels for cascading wins.

Halvor Dahl, business manager at DreamTech Gaming, added: “We’re thrilled to further extend our partnership with Yggdrasil and to utilise their highly successful mechanics in upcoming releases. 

“With access to Yggdrasil Gaming’s exciting mechanical framework, DreamTech Gaming will be able to further build on our already highly successful partnership and offer new and exciting game concepts combined with our state-of-the-art graphics and design.”