Gaming Realms has signed a licensing agreement with NetEnt, paving the way for the development and release of Slingo Starburst.
The multi-year licensing agreement means that Gaming Realms will have the rights to combine its online Slingo brand and gird mechanic with NetEnt’s Starbrust slot. Slingo Starbrust will be available worldwide in 2021.
The majority of Gaming Realms games fall under the Slingo genre. The collaboration with NetEnt is expected to ensure that Slingo Starburst becomes the biggest Slingo game yet.
NetEnt’s Chief Commercial Officer, Andy Whitworth stated:
“We are certain that great games will come out from combining Gaming Realms expertise, the Slingo grid mechanic and our renowned IP.
“To widen the reach of our portfolio and building brand awareness in new markets is a vital part of our strategy. Gaming Realms has an extraordinary reach among Slingo fans, especially in the US.”
Mark Segal, Chief Financial Officer of Gaming Realms added:
“We’re thrilled to have secured the licensing rights to the Starburst brand, a legendary slot that has dominated the gaming industry for years.
“We’re confident that fans of Slingo and Starburst will enjoy our new collaboration, which will bring together the best features of both brands.”
NetEnt is set to be acquired by Evolution Gaming which made a bid worth £1.73 billion to acquire the online slot developer.
The deal is being investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority due to concerns that it could limit the competition within the British online gaming market.