Red Tiger Gaming is a new software house that nevertheless has a wealth of experience to its name. The company may have been founded in 2014, but the team behind it have form for developing top-notch games, both in Europe and Asia.
The company’s distinctive logo, comprising a majestic red tiger’s head, is one you’ll see a lot of once you’ve scoped it for the first time; their games can be found at any number of online casinos. Understanding what makes this tiger tick calls for gaining an insight into the creative team charged with making RTG a force to be reckoned with.
By their own admission, Red Tiger Gaming live and breathe casino slots. It’s the reason its developers get out of bed in the morning and it’s the focus of their energy and strategy. Like all enterprising iGaming developers, RTG’s employees aren’t merely limited to a core of talented programmers.
Modern gaming calls for a unified approach, one that brings together experts from across a range of disciplines. RTG’s ever-expanding team includes psychologists, mathematicians, graphic designers, audio engineers, account managers and of course software developers. It also professes to possess a band of secret magicians, but you may wish to take that claim with a pinch of salt.
One thing’s for sure: RTG’s holistic strategy is geared around making the playing experience as immersive and enjoyable as possible.
Red Tiger Gaming’s loyalties are to the casinos it’s partnered with first and foremost, but that doesn’t mean the needs of the player take a back seat. Far from it; the company is well aware that increasing player retention is the key to maximising casino profit. The firm’s crack team of game theorists, psychologists and mathematicians are focused on perfecting what they refer to as ‘the science of fun’. It’s an art they’ve invested substantial time and resources in, and by all accounts it’s yielding dividends.
Red Tiger Gaming’s website is as slick as the games it produces, and provides a clear indication of why the company is currently on the up. Its graphics – both on its website and in its games – are top-notch, with a detail and richness that few of its peers can match. RTG’s start button, the one that launches all of its slots, comprises a distinctive pair of inward facing arrows.
The symbol also materialises on the company’s website; click it and a series of USPs spin into view like reels on a slot machine. It’s a neat touch and one that is typical of Red Tiger Gaming’s designs.
The company is based in the Isle of Man, incidentally, and operates under licences issued by the UK Gambling Commission and Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.
More than anything, RTG claims to have a deep understanding of player psychology, and it is this insight that make its games so valuable to casinos. Its games can be found in online casinos registered in territories across the globe. Many of them are played for high stakes, with VIPs the target of Red Tiger Gaming’s HD slots.
RTG offer more than merely an extensive understanding of what makes players tick; it’s also focussed on ensuring that its games tick, which they achieve through a combination of stunning graphics and cross-platform compatibility, with desktop, tablet, mobile and TV all supported.
From a casino operator’s perspective, there’s the added bonus of Red Tiger Gaming’s reliability. Not only do its games perform consistently, but the company provides technical support 24/7 all year round. If a casino experiences technical issues, RTG will aim to resolve it swiftly and efficiently.
While things look pretty at the front end, in the backend there’s a lot going on. A sophisticated backend allows casinos to view detailed analytics as to how the games are performing and how players are engaging with them. They also have the ability to activate such features as custom bonuses and progressive jackpots.
From the casinos’ perspective, the ability to add customised features allows them to target high stakes players and to satisfy the demands of the discerning gamer. In an effort to woo new clients, Red Star Gaming promises free games integration. This allows casinos to see how RTG’s slots gel with their existing platform before committing to a partnership. Current clients include a trifecta of major industry players: Betfair, Paddy Power and Betsson.
The company’s games fall into two categories: slots and table games. The latter appear to be a work in progress, and are listed as coming soon. These comprise baccarat, blackjack and roulette and will be HD games designed to be played across a range of devices: desktop, tablet and mobile.
Expect the same rich graphics and smooth animations that typify RTG’s slots. At present Red Tiger Gaming have released almost 30 slots and have other titles in the works: Fortune House, Lucky Halloween and Rainbow Jackpots. Expect Rainbow Jackpots to feature leprechauns, pots of gold and all the other mythical symbols that are synonymous with rainbows; Lucky Halloween, meanwhile, will combine horror staples with a retro motorbike theme.
If the first thing to strike you about RTG’s slots is their exquisite graphics, the second is the unusual features. While the base game generally performs like that of any other 5-reel slot, the bonus games are more imaginative.
Take Ancient Script, for example, a 5 x 3 slot that’s packed with Egyptian symbols, the sort you’d find on hieroglyphics. A tile, essentially a stone tablet, will expand to cover the whole reel. Any spin can potentially activate an expanding tile: it’s achieved any time the player notches a win via free spins. This provides welcome respite from staring at the same 5 reels constantly, and also provides ample opportunity for supercharging your winnings.
While the theme of RTG’s slots can vary greatly, they deploy similar stylistic touches. Whether the theme is inspired by children’s tales, Tomb Raider or Disney’s Tinkerbell, characters are rendered in a charming cartoon style, with bold colours used to delineate the protagonists against soft focus backgrounds. Although many of these themes don’t break any new ground, in execution, the titles reveal some intriguing – and occasionally amusing – flourishes.
Epic Journey, for example, looks like a typical tale of Ancient Chinese temples replete with chests of gold, but the symbols, including a regal pig and a half-human half-monkey hybrid, are something else. Once again, RTG’s innovation surfaces in the bonus game in which chests open to reveal increasingly larger prizes.
There’s a lot of ways to win with Epic Journey, including a magic staff that conveys special powers, a gold bonus game, the journey bonus game, a magic nudge and a mega tile. This plethora of features keeps players interested and ultimately helps boost the bottom line for the online casinos hosting them.
The number of competing iGaming developers out there is huge and skill is no guarantee of success. That Red Tiger Gaming are prospering, despite the company’s tender age, is testament to its obsession with perfecting the art of game psychology.
Excellent graphics and multi-device compatibility are to be expected nowadays, but in creating slots blessed with unique bonus features, RTG have succeeded in keeping things fresh, even when playing solely within the company’s stable of slots.
With table games coming soon, expect to be hearing a lot more from Red Tiger Gaming. Watch out: this big cat is on the prowl.