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17th April, 2018 ­­– Yggdrasil Gaming has announced that Northern Lights Gaming will be the first independent game studio to develop on its platform as part of the Yggdrasil Game Server (YGS) Masters programme.

The partnership will see Northern Lights’ high-quality, UK-targeted slots content made available to Yggdrasil’s operator partners.

The agreement is the first of its kind since the launch last month of YGS Masters, an invite-only, semi-open platform where Yggdrasil will curate content from the world’s leading independent games studios.

As part of the programme, Yggdrasil will provide access to BOOST™, the collection of in-game promotional tools, allowing studios to develop their own versions of these tools within their game clients.

Manchester and Stockholm-based Northern Lights was formed in 2017 by a group of industry veterans with decades of combined igaming experience. Its top-end, UK-focused content will significantly bolster Yggdrasil’s offering.

Stuart McCarthy, Head of Studio Partnerships at Yggdrasil, said: Since launching YGS Masters last month, we have received many enquires and I am thrilled to announce our first partnership.

Northern Lights Gaming has built a team with unparalleled expertise when it comes to developing for the UK market, and we’ve been hugely impressed by what we’ve seen so far.

We are certain YGS Masters will help take Northern Lights’ content to the next level, and we are excited to share the games with customers in the coming months.

Andrew Goodale, CEO of Northern Lights Gaming, said:As we are finishing off our first games and preparing to show them to the world, we are extremely proud to be the first external game developer to gain access to Yggdrasil’s innovative platform.

We look forward to building a close working relationship with Yggdrasil and making the most of the powerful tools they have developed. These are exciting times for Northern Lights Gaming.

Northern Lights Gaming (NL Gaming Sweden AB) was founded by ex-Barcrest and WMS executives with decades of experience at the forefront of the online gaming industry.

Team members are behind some of the UK’s most successful games, including Rainbow Riches, and have repeatedly created and successfully launched games and entire gaming platforms both for desktop and mobile gameplay.

 

About Yggdrasil Gaming:

Yggdrasil Gaming is a provider of superior online and mobile casino games. It has emerged as one of the industry’s most respected and acclaimed suppliers and provides games for some of the world’s biggest operators, including: bet365, Betsson Group, bwin.party, Cherry, LeoVegas, Mr Green, Casumo and Unibet.

The company is headquartered in Malta, with a major development office in Krakow, Poland and regional offices in Stockholm and Gibraltar. The firm holds licences in Malta, Romania, Gibraltar and the United Kingdom.

Yggdrasil’s slots are renowned for their outstanding graphics and gameplay and many have become global hits. They are integrated via the industry-changing iSENSE 2.0 HTML client framework which allows for simultaneous launches on desktop and mobile, and is supported by BOOST™, a collection of promotional tools focused on engagement and retention via concepts such as Missions, Super Free Spins™ and Cash Race, and BRAG, an industry-first concept which allows for the promotion of games via social channels.

iSENSE 2.0+, launched in April 2017, includes a number of industry-leading features, including retina support for crisper visuals, a new minimalistic mobile UI with a sleek and fresh feel, and a new and easy in-game deposit process.

Yggdrasil was the winner of Innovator Supplier of the Year at the 2017 and 2018 International Gaming Awards, Slot Provider of the Year at the 2016 and 2017 EGR B2B Awards, Gaming Software Supplier of the Year at the 2016 International Gaming Awards and Software Rising Star at the 2015 EGR B2B Awards.

 

About Northern Lights:

Northern Lights Gaming was founded in the beginning of 2017 by a small team with 50+ years of experience from the online gaming industry. Our team consists of creators, developers and designers all with the aim of creating the best high-end video slots to ever hit the market. Team members are behind some of the most successful games ever on the UK market, and have repeatedly created and successfully launched games and entire gaming platforms both for desktop and mobile game play.

Our games are designed for multiple markets across the world, but our specific edge in the UK market will have us initially focusing on building games for the UK player. The games will be available on major operators, starting in 2018.

 


Source: European Gaming Media and Events