Microgaming powered slot games have an exciting new slot game to try out with the launch of a game based upon the emoticon tsunami. Known as EmotiCoins, this brand new slot game is set to take the online gaming world by storm.
Two Microgaming Employees Behind the Idea for EmotiCoins Slot
An interesting thing about the EmotiCoins slot game is that it is based on an innovation initiative from among Microgaming employees. The idea for this game was suggested by two employees, Rob Mercer and Anna McChesney and it was then developed into a full-fledged game. While Anna is the company’s PR Manager, Rob is part of its Enterprise Solutions Team. Incidentally, the staff initiative called Microgaming Idea Factory was the recipient of 2017’s Spark Award.
Anna and Rob had presented their idea for a game to the Idea Factory contest in 2016, saying that emoticons had become a very important part of people’s online experience. People use them in a wide variety of situations from Facebook comments to Tweets to WhatsApp chats. As a matter of fact, they have become a very important part of communication on social media and its absolutely impossible to avoid encountering them today.
The journey from concept to the drawing board was surprisingly short, with the duo getting support from Microgaming’s Business Intelligence team. Once the Decision Panel viewed the final pitch, the game was announced at the employees’ Christmas Party as one of five prospective winners. Work on the game started in January this year and it was launched in August.
It hardly needs to be emphasized that Rob and Anna are absolutely thrilled with the final look and feel of the game.
Lydia Barbara, Microgaming’s Head of Innovation Strategy, said that the company was very excite by the final look of the game which has been the Idea Factory’s first completed project.
EmotiCoins Slot Game Features
As is only to be expected, EmotiCoins is a cheerful and vibrant game with all of the features that players have come to expect from the latest slot games. It has 30 fixed pay lines spread across 5 reels. The symbols that land on the reels are some of the most popular emoticons such as Tears of Joy, Winking Face, and Kiss. Its soundtrack is a perfect match to the light hearted theme.
Players who like games with multiple bonus features (Starburst Slots is a good example) will be glad to see that the game has plenty of them. There is a free spins feature in addition to the base game. There are also two new Wild features called Wild Stickers and Wild Blast. Getting at least three LOL symbols during the base game will launch 10 free spins that come with Wild Stickers. Any Wilds that appear on the reels during the free spins stay in place during the entire round. The winning chances that are generated are therefore very big. Wild Blast can be triggered on any spin to get five more Wilds and a confirmed win of unspecified size.
There is quite a bit of money to be won on the EmotiCoins slot game since its maximum win is a whopping 92,000 coins. The game accepts a wide range of wagers starting from a 30p bet per spin.
Given that Microgaming is one of the biggest software developers in the gaming industry and that its Quickfire platform is used by many operators to offer Starburst Slots and other games, it’s going to be very easy to locate this game. It has been designed to be played on the desktop as well as mobile in order to enable as many customers as possible to play it. There is no doubt at all that lots of people will want to play this game.