Platform independent titles with clever betting mechanisms, this is one software house that knows how to spin a game.
NextGen is a ground-breaking development house in its own rights. Responsible for some of the first platform dependent games on the web, this company allowed casinos to pick and choose which of their games to feature on their site. With an increasing number of software providers now adopting this approach, it hardly seems revolutionary, but if you can imagine a world where the platforms pretty much ran the online casinos, you begin to understand the power of this approach.
Hailing from Australia, the slot machine products promoted by NextGen initially lagged behind those of their Las Vegas counterparts. Although they had a pedigree for producing land-based cabinet games, there is simply not the competition in the gaming halls Down Under as there is in Sin City. Nether the less NextGen have firmly planted their feet in the online marketing experimenting with their brand and productions.
Although older slot machines like Ramesses Riches at first did not compare to the stylistic presentation of IGT’s Cleopatra or the big cash jackpots found on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah, this developer managed to carve out a notch for itself in the internet’s audience’s hearts. One of their real ground breaking titles was the excellent 300 Shields, a game that promised some huge multiplier action in the free spin round without stepping over into that difficult territory occupied by progressive games.
In 2014 and 2015 the stakes were upped considerably by NextGen with the release of a number of titles that challenged the productions from the more artistic software houses like BetSoft and Net Entertainment. The Merlin series of games gave players an outstanding gaming experience complete with a clever win sequence. Foxin’ Wins was another title in this mould, delivering excellent 3D graphics that were right on point for the time.
NextGen is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the might NYX Gaming. This huge development house has its fingers in a number of online casino enterprises and was rewarded for its ingenuity with eGR’s RNG Casino Supplier of the Year 2013. With over 300 games under their belts and a user-base of well over 100 operators around the net, this is definitely a name to watch for the future.