Fortunium Is The Latest Slot Announced by Microgaming [VIDEO]
Today’s announcement from Microgaming covers the release of their latest slot machine, Fortunium. This is a game that they’re getting from Stormcraft Studios, an exclusive supplier of slot machines that will be creating content only for Microgaming.
Stormcraft Studios has in its componence programmers and industry pioneers, which have worked in this market for decades and which have released many other successful titles in the past. The new games that will be coming from this studio will be available only at operators that use Microgaming software.
Fortunium is going to be the first game that Microgaming releases and which is coming from Stormcraft, and it’s a title with 5x5 reels, with a steampunk inspired theme and which combines a gorgeous design with exciting features. You travel to a city of the future, to Fortunium, a place designed with entrepreneurs and innovators in mind.
The ones that will welcome the player to Fortunium are the two founders, Maximilian and Victoria. He is an inventor that creates steampunk style machines, while she is an explorer and navigator of world renown. These are both super stacked icons, which you get on the reels and whose design was very well done. They even look good on a mobile screen, since they’re optimized for that.
The base game of Fortunium brings you super stacked Mystery icons, which can be transformed into high or low symbols, or even into wilds. This will give you a better chance of forming winning combinations over more than one line at a time.
The Mystery Symbols may be upgraded through Win Boosters. This is a feature that will activate when the player wants it to, since it requires an additional bet of 50%. The Mystery Symbols will then transform only into wilds or high paying symbols, removing the low paying ones from the list of possibilities. You will get these Boosted Mystery Symbols in the free spins as well, if they were active during the triggering spin.
In the background, while in free spins mode, you will see the skyline of Fortunium, a city designed in the steampunk style of the rest of the design. You have as many as three Mystery Reels present during these spins. The special reels have a high chance of giving you Mystery Symbols. If you land another set of scatters, you get more free spins.
The Stormcraft Studios Creative Director, Terence Igesund, mentions that this is an exciting period for them, as the studio is launching its first slot machine. The game had already been announced at ICE 2018, back at the start of the year, and the industry was waiting for it. The game has been optimized for use in portrait mode, for mobile devices, and he mentions that it got a very good response thanks to that.
Microgaming’s David Reynolds also mentions how the game is optimized for mobile users, and that the portrait mode will allow players to immerse themselves in the steampunk world that is shown. There are multiple interesting features inside, like the Win Booster, the Mystery Symbols that are super stacked, or the Mystery Reels from the free spins. He praises Stormcraft Studios and their experience as well.