Launched into the e-gaming world in 2007, Core Gaming has moved from strength the strength to become one of the leading developers of HTML5 gambling games. While limited in size, the software company's own catalogue of mobile optimised slot machines presents a sufficiently varied range of themes as well as bonus gameplay features, making them an up and coming force to be reckoned with in the online gambling world.
Such flair for game development has not gone unnoticed and the UK based company is beginning received recognition for their talents in the e-gaming awards circuit. But more importantly, the game-studio is beginning to make crucial deals with casino operators to distribute their games into the licensed online gambling arena. And we're not just talking about any old casino websites, but some of the biggest and most recognisable names in the business such as PaddyPower, Betfair and Ladbrokes and more.
Since 2007, the team at Core Gaming have been working tirelessly to make a name for themselves as a top-tier developer of mobile-optimised HTML5 gaming products. Without keeping you in any further suspense, the company is well on the way to achieving that goal with a number of key strategic deals and partnerships, which have elevated it into a very strong position in the industry.
Perhaps the secret behind this success is that Core aim to offer an expansive service to casino operators which goes above and beyond simply creating their own slot machines. In fact, as they claim themselves, the game development studio has been involved in developing and integrating a vast number of successful games for many of the leading international casino operators in the market whilst working on their own catalogue of slot machines.
And what better way to provide proof of this than by pointing out the fact that Core Gaming have been shortlisted for the Innovation in Slot Provision category at the 2016 EGR B2B Awards. That puts them alongside some big industry names such as NetEnt, NYX Interactive and Realistic Games, all of which have been recognised for their achievements in the same category.
So who exactly have Core Gaming been working alongside to deliver these mobile optimised games to the online gambling world? Well, some of the more high-profile partnerships include a deal that was struck with Australian software company Big Time Gaming, allowing Core to bring a couple of slot machines - Lucky Streak and Gold – to the mobile playing space.
However, this software business is not just about moving games from bigger screens on to smaller handheld screens, or so it would seem. That is because Core Gaming have also engaged in business with Storm Games, a popular independent manufacturer of digital land based games. In this deal, Storm Games will be able to reproduce Core's online slot machine portfolio to be played on land-based game machines. So, soon enough, there won't be any playing platform which this company doesn't have a foothold in.
Not only does Core Gaming impress when it comes to their business credentials, but the company also hits the nail on the head when it comes to ensuring prospective players and casino operators that its gaming services are fully legitimate. The game-studio is compliant with all of the laws and regulations as decreed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gaming Control Commission. This means that the games which pass through their hands – including those which they create in-house – should all be fair and safe to play. What's more, the company is listed as a donor to the Responsible Gambling Trust, an independent UK charity which seeks to educate, prevent and provide treatment for problems related to gambling addiction.
Without further delay, let's have a look at the slot machines which Core Gaming has to offer. Truth be told, there aren't that many from the software provider's own design team, with just over half a dozen games attributed to the company's name. Although, for such as small portfolio, there is plenty of quality and diversity on show, with a wide range of themes and plenty of feature-rich gameplay to boot.
Perhaps two of the game-studio's most exciting slot machines are those which take their theme after the legendary American dare devil, Evil Knievel. The first of these 5-reel video slots is simply titled after the stuntman and it boasts 50 paylines and a “Big Stunt Bonus” in which free spins are played through continuously until a special scatter appears on the reels. Evil Knievel: Road to Vegas is a newer, re-vamped version of the game with more impressive graphics and 5 bonus features for extra winning chances.
Spinners can also get some of that all-American gambling goodness with The Fabulous Vegas Lights, a slot machine with 5 reels and 20 paylines which presents a stunning display of neon light symbols. Plus, players can enjoy some free spins with double the number of paylines for some winning action that befits the Vegas theme.
Moving away from the American themed slot machines, and Core Gaming also serves up some slots of ancient proportions such as Colossus Fracpot and Pharaoh's Wild. Both of these games are 5-reel slots with 20 paylines. The first, however is set in Ancient Rome with three jackpot prizes up for grabs while the latter is set in Ancient Egypt with some scary 3D animations.
There are more 3D animations on show in Reel Force Five, a video slot with 25 paylines that takes on a novelty superhero theme, not too dissimilar from the popular Pixar film 'The Incredibles'. In this game, spinners will meet five different superhero characters, each of which has their own special power which is put to the test in five special bonus games. Players have the power to choose which bonus benefit they will play with during the free spins, with options ranging from a low volatility bonus feature that offers a small win with every spin, to a high volatility option which offers 3 attempts to win some big bucks.
There is one last game by Core Gaming left to mention. It's called Beehive Bedlam and it's not your average slot machine. In fact, it's not really a slot machine at all, but rather a chain reactor game which gives punters the chance to win prizes whenever three or more adjacent symbols appear on a 7x7 grid of hexagonal icons. There are free falling symbols, Queen Bee bonus prizes and 10 different worlds to play through to win the progressive jackpot.
If you like the sound of those games, then you shouldn't have too much trouble finding them on the web. That is because Core Gaming has managed to strike up some distribution deals with a number of top online casino brands, such as William Hill, Sky Vegas, Paddy Power, Betfair and Ladbrokes. These internationally renowned casino operators are all highly respected and professionally managed, meaning that bettors can enjoy playing for real money in a safe and legal online environment.
Core Gaming are a very impressive software company which has managed to establish itself as a key international player in the e-gaming circuit. Having spent many years working as a B2B game developer for the HTML5 mobile market, the company is slowly beginning to build its own range of slot machines, all of which are more than enjoyable to play. Moreover, the games are beginning to be featured by some of the world's most renowned online casino operators – which is not a bad testament to the quality of the games at all!