Lucksome, a new gaming studio based in Malta has announced the unveiling of Divine Links, its first release powered by Blueprint Gaming, a developer of online casino games in Britain. The new game has 20 paylines, 3 rows, and 5 reels and is set in the middle of the clouds. It is also packed with lots of other features and innovative game concepts such as the patented Lux Reels, and Lucksome Locks which are both intended to steer action and allow players to have better control of their gameplay.
New Concepts in Divine Links
This new game from Lucksome has an RTP (return to player ratio) of 96.1%, coupled with a massive bet range and medium volatility. Pay symbols of the new online slot include dove in flight, clam pearls, premium green apples, J-A royals, and the Greek goddess of the hearth, Hestia. Players who land a full line of premium will receive 12.5x to 50x the stake, while players who land Wild will get double the worth of the goddesses and substitute standard symbols to complete winning lines.
Furthermore, a cash value is assigned to gold coins/Wilds and is counted as money symbols. A player who lands at least 6 Money Scatter symbols, as well as Scatter Wilds that receive better hit frequencies, will activate Lux Reels which will expand the reels to 4 x 5 and also award 3 extra spins. If a player can land new symbols on the reels, he will see the minimum spins reset to 3 and stand to win cash multipliers and an opportunity to trigger the extra spins round using two scatters.
The Lucksome Lock feature of this game adds some more innovation to the gameplay and is activated when players miss activating the Lux Reels mode using a single symbol. Players can decide to pay twice their bet when this happens so that they can lock the 5 Money Scatter symbols which have already landed on the reel. In addition, players can equally add to the amounts on the Money Scatters for an additional opportunity to trigger Lux Reels by spinning every other position.
Lucksome Promises More Games
While speaking on the new release, Bryan Upton, Lucksome’ Director and Founder stated that his company is proud to debut Divine Links and unveil it to the gaming industry. He also said that the company is ushering in a brand new exciting and illuminating gaming experience for its players all over Europe and beyond through the introduction of detailed player information regarding gameplay, a different approach to tested mechanic such as Lux Reels, and innovative features like Lucksome Locks to the new game.
According to Upton, this first debut is the beginning of the company’s eventful journey as they look forward to introducing even more entertaining features and titles to the marketplace in the coming months.
With his over 14 years of experience in the gaming industry, Upton was in charge of NetEnt – (EVO.ST) Evolution Gaming Group AB’s RNG game business unit recently. He also leads the Lucksome’s team in Malta which joined the multi-studio strategy of Blueprint Gaming (part of Gauselmann Group in Germany) in January.
Statement from Blueprint Gaming
According to Blueprint Gaming, the new company promises to drive innovative and exciting new content to the gaming industry on a global level. In addition to Upton, Lucksome also features Josefin Uppeke and Johan John who also both formerly worked with NetEnt. Josefin Uppeke is now the Game Designer and Head of Creative for Lucksome, while Johan John is the Senior Product Manager for the new company.
While commenting on the debut release, Jo Purvis who is the Direction of Key Accounts and Marketing in the UK praised the Lucksome team for the fantastic job they did in creating a robust game filled with exciting new concepts. He further stated that Divine Links’ thunderous gameplay typifies the significance of his company’s multi-studio strategy in steering its content offerings forward with a mixture of mechanics and game themes.
A player who plays Divine Links will have greater gameplay control and also allow them to select the volatility of their additional spins. Similarly, players also have the option of choosing whether to buy the bonus or not when it is available. According to Blueprints, the new release diversifies its content offering (accessible through its RGS platform) further.