Relax Gaming has expanded its partnership with Big Time Gaming (BTG) by signing an IP agreement covering the studio’s latest game engine mechanic, Megaclusters.
Relax is the first partner to be offered the intellectual property rights to the mechanic, which offers an additional twist to the cluster pay concept and has proved popular with players since making its debut in BTG’s Star Cluster.
The deal enables the supplier’s in-house studios and Silver Bullet partners to apply Megaclusters to proprietary titles. The deal further cements the partnership between BTG and Relax – as well as holding IP rights to Megaways, Relax was also amongst the first three platform providers to distribute BTG’s content in Europe and launched games such as The Final Countdown with extended exclusivity.
Simon Hammon, Relax Gaming CPO, said: “BTG is a longstanding and trusted partner of Relax Gaming and it’s fantastic to see our relationship continue to grow with this deal, equipping our slot developers with an exciting new concept to play with.
“Megaclusters is another great innovation from the makers of Megaways and we’re proud to be chosen as the first partner to gain the rights to apply this original mechanic to our own games and offer as an option to our Silver Bullet studios.”
Nik Robinson, CEO at Big Time Gaming, added: “Having already exceeded our expectations in terms of popularity with players, Megaclusters has the potential to become another successful franchise and we’re excited to see it develop.
“Time and again Relax has demonstrated extraordinary speed-to-market and reliability, so we know that Megaclusters will be expertly applied in the hands of their talented studios.”