It’s easy to stick to playing your old favorite games from the biggest providers but do you know what else is out there? You could be missing out on a lot of great games.
Big Names Dominate the Market
Call them Big Guns, A-listers, Giants or whatever you want but the truth is that the slot market has been dominated by the big name providers for a long time. Over the last few years however, we have seen more and more new names pop up on the radar that may have slipped you by.
Experience does go a long way but ambition, curiosity and out of the box thinking is just the type of fresh blood that this industry needs.
Recognizable names like Pragmatic Play, Spinomenal, Booming Games, Play’n GO and Evoplay have made an impact and will continue to do so.
I’m glad they will but there are a lot more out there. For example, have you heard about Iron Dog Studio, AvatarUX, Felix Gaming, Peter & Sons, Golden Hero and Reflex Games? If not, then I suggest you keep reading.
1) Iron Dog Studio
First of all I’d like to give these guys props for a cool name. Everyone might not like it but I think it brings some respect and toughness right away but if that reflects on their game, I leave that to each of you to decide for yourself.
Iron Dog Studio belongs to the 1X2 Network family together with BigTime Gaming and is a UK based provider that’s been around since 2017.
New games from Iron Dog Studios
You may have come across a few of the slots over the years and with their cartoonish style there are usually some fun characters involved. You can also count on an RTP that’s over 96%, which is much appreciated.
Center stage at Rock the Reels Megaways
Rock the Reels Megaways
One of Iron Dog Studios’ fun games is Rock the Reels Megaways. You’ll meet a band that’s like no other band you’ve ever seen. Why? Because the members are warthog, octopus, flamingo and lion.
More Than Just Slots
Yes, Iron Dog Studios has slots but if you peel back another layer you’ll find out that there’s more than meets the eye.
Scratch lottery has become popular lately and Iron Dog Studio has jumped on the train. Scratch and win is even better than scratch and sniff!
More scratch games
How to Find Iron Dog Studio Games
The AvatarUX studio was introduced to the world in 2018 at SiGMA. A lot of their animations come with a certain degree of Asian influence but the studio is based in Malta.
A feature that is unique to the AvatarUX brand is PopWins. Triggered by a certain symbol combination, basically a symbol will pop and create two new icons – creating the potential for another win.
Say that name 5 times really fast if you can! HipHopPop is A musical slot and the next big thing to be coming out of AvatarUX and is being released into the wild on October 17th.
How to Find AvatarUX Games
You can play the games at 7Bit, FightClub Casino and Oshi.io.
3) Felix Gaming
With under 30 games under their belt, Felix Gaming has secured a spot in the industry since first entering it back in 2017. Still pretty unknown, Felix Gaming is based in the UK and brings more than 20 years of land-based experience.
There is a lot of fun things to look at on the reels of Jack the Winner
This is another provider to whom I tip my imaginary hat for providing us players with a lot to look at in terms of graphics. Just that little extra time and money spent can make a world of a difference.
Easy there, Pennywise
It’s a Joker
The most popular slot to ever come out of the creative studios at Felix Gaming is no other than It’s a Joker.
It’s only a 3 reel fruit machine but with cool graphics and the Joker looking like he’s auditioning for the role of Pennywise in the next “It” movie, you’re in for a fun time.
How to Find Felix Gaming Slots
Since not being a very recognizable name, you won’t find their games at a lot of casinos but you won’t have an issue at Fairspin and BitStarz.
4) Peter & Sons
I must admit that It caught me a little by surprise to learn that Peter & Sons is based on Armenia. It’s not the first place you think of in terms of slots and other casino games but kudos to them and I think they have something special going on in the studio.
2019 was the year Peter & Sons took their first steps slowly but surely they have made a name for themselves.
From the game Voodoo Hex
It’s a Fun Time
The one thing you’ll pick up early is the style of graphics being used. It’s a breath of fresh air and even though I don’t really know how to define it, the words interesting and fun come to mind, so that’s what I’m going with.
Some of the games in Peter & Sons portfolio
Teaming Up With Yggdrasil
In 2020, Peter & Sons made the move to join Yggdrasil’s YGS Masters programme which allowed them to introduce their slots to a wider audience as well as being able to borrow some features from Yggdrasil.
More games in the Peter & Sons game portfolio
How to Find Peter & Sons Games
Take a dive into the world of Peter & Sons at CasinoInter, Kosmonaut Casino and Wolfy.
5) Reflex Gaming
I know I said I would introduce you to some new providers but the truth is, Reflex Gaming has been around since 2004. Starting off with slot machines for arcades, bars, bingo halls and other private places, there’s a lot of experience within the company.
Eventually they understood the potential online and made the move about 4 years ago and haven’t looked back.
You can become a member of the Hell’s Hogs
Themes and graphics seem to be a focus at Reflex because I love them both. How can you not love a game like Hell’s Hogs? Keeping an uplifting attitude inside the game itself is the right way to go if you ask me because even though you’re playing for money, you also want to have a good time.
Play the HillBilly Vegas slot
Another fun twist is the HillBilly Vegas slot where you can channel your inner toothless hillbilly and of course the mandatory dog.
Just released about a week ago in a collaboration with Yggdrasil, the game has high volatility and is full of Bonus Wheels, Free Spins, Skeeters Slots, Nice Dice, Moonshine Money.
There’s More Out There
These are only a few of the game providers that you might have missed and believe me, there’s quality.
Feel free to give these ones a try and I’ll try to do another article like this one down the line with other lesser known providers.