Candidates for 2018 Pokie of the Year

January 20, 2018 by

Candidates For The Global Gaming Congress Awards

Kicking off in February from London, the 2018 Global Gaming Congress will be an event of note. The shortlist nominees for Game of the Year have been released and these pokie below have all made the cut.

  • Authentic Gaming – Casino Floor Live Studio – showing how live dealer online gaming can be seamlessly integrated with a land based casino environment, Authentic Gaming’s Casino Floor Live looks set to create a new standard that other developers will need to live up to.
  • Lightning Box Games – Stellar Jackpots with Dolphin Gold – Adding even more rewards to the already excellent Dolphin Gold, Lightning Box Games managed to deliver a surprise hot last year.
  • Red Tiger Gaming – Lucky Valentine – With its generic look and 95.53% RTP, many players ignored this pokie when it was released, but soon enough fans realised what was hidden under the surface in this engaging game.
  • Pragmatic Play – Panda’s Fortune –Even though a panda is the main character here, this pokie is more colourful than cute. Many rewarding features makes this pokie a great title to have some real money spins on.
  • Realistic Games – Win Sprint – This very simple pokie is a surprise addition to this list but its straightforward approach and mobile focussed deign has endeared it to pokie fans
  • Quickspin – Goldilocks and the Wild Bears – This goofy looking animated pokie captured the imagination of many pokie fans. Animated pokies like this may soon be a thing of the past as regulators tighten their restrictions on developers appealing to a younger audience, but for now Goldilocks is a great, feature packed experience.
  • Habanero – Koi Gate – While it can be quite a debate which Habanero pokie was their best of last year, Koi Gate was their most successful.
  • Play’n Go – Moon Princess – Taking more than a little inspiration from the Sailor Moon anime series, Moon Princess packs in varied features and player options for an engaging pokie.
  • Ganapati – Pikotaro’s Pineapple Pen – based on the viral sensation of last year, this pokie was a massive success for developer Ganapati.
  • Hero Gaming – Casino Heroes 3 – This feature packed pokie collection helped redefine the genre last year.

The line-up of releases this year shows just how innovative the pokie gaming space remains. These titles will play a large role in influencing and inspiring other developers this year.

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