Yggdrasil Gaming has announced the launch of a brand new progressive jackpot slot, Empire Fortune, which shares a jackpot pool with popular title Joker Millions.
Unlike most progressive jackpot slots, Empire Fortune is built around an engaging base game, including an interesting feature that allows the player to hold two free spins or bonus symbols for a chance of hitting a third symbol on the next spin.
The game also features opulent visuals and a captivating soundscape, but the highlight is an innovative and feature-packed jackpot bonus game, where three separate jackpots are up for grabs.
The bonus game takes the form of a 3D wheel of fortune, with the chance for a wide range of different wins, including coins, free spins, mystery prizes and more.
A unique “fireworks feature” during the bonus game sees a number of rockets launch and land on different areas of the wheel, with the player picking up prizes depending on where the rockets land.
The Joker Millions progressive jackpot last fell in July, when a Norwegian player on LeoVegas won almost €2.9m from a spin of just €1.25.
Product Owner for Games at Yggdrasil, Jonas Strandman said:
Progressive jackpots are always popular, but for too long developers have focused on the big prize and neglected the core gameplay.
Following on from the success of Joker Millions, Empire Fortune is a new breed of progressive jackpot slot that provides a great experience to all users – not just the lucky individual who lands the jackpot.
With more players than ever playing these engaging titles, that jackpot is very quickly increasing, and we look forward to seeing it drop once again.
Yggdrasil’s slots are backed by its collection of in-game promotional tools, BOOST™, which hands operators the power to run a number of features designed to boost engagement and retention, including innovative leaderboard and raffle engines.
Meanwhile, the recently launched BRAG tool allows customers to watch replays of winning spins and share them with friends and fans on social channels.
Yggdrasil was the winner of Slot Provider of the Year at the 2016 EGR B2B Awards, the latest in a growing list of accolades including Gaming Software Supplier of the Year at the 2016 International Gaming Awards, and Software Rising Star at the 2015 EGR B2B Awards.