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Voting for Game of the year is now closed and the winner will be announced on Monday 23 November at the EGR Operator Awards.

MegaJackpots Cleopatra (IGT)

IGT’s ground-breaking MegaJackpots games were launched by 16 operators on the same day in February 2015, offering increased liquidity, higher jackpot hit rates and more than £2 million in financial support across jackpot funding and cash prizes. Now available on more than 20 operators, the IGT MegaJackpots series has already paid out £5.7 million to seven winners in seven months since launch.

Centurion (Inspired and William Hill)

Centurion is the hit omnichannel, multi-bonus slot game co-developed by Inspired, a leading provider of gaming content and technology, and William Hill, one of the world’s biggest betting and gaming companies. An innovative, omnichannel blockbuster, Centurion has proven itself as a player favourite across all channels.

Jurassic Park (Microgaming)

Based on the Oscar-winning movie that grossed over $1 billion at the box office, Jurassic Park™ online slot features spectacular animations, spine-tingling sound effects and a stunning parallax design – the first of its kind in online gaming. The thrilling T-Rex Alert Mode and five free-spin bonus rounds, each designed around a prominent dinosaur from the motion picture, add to the adventure.

Spiñata Grande (NetEnt)

We are home to some of the most creative minds in the industry, and for us, Spiñata Grande really was a tour-de-force in game creation. It's bright, bold and bursting with exciting features, outstanding graphics, sound, and exceptional attention to detail. As the Colossal symbols trigger the mini-slot feature, immersive gameplay is taken to a whole new level where the reels rumble in Free Spins and the sky's the limit in big wins! Our developers seriously pushed the boundaries in innovation, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the result. Spiñata Grande is one of our funniest, most colourful video slots, and since its release, it has literally been a smash hit!

GEMiX (Play'n GO)

Play'n GO hopes that GEMiX, its sparkling video slot adventure, is deemed worthy of the prestigious title, ‘Game of the Year’. GEMiX is a rare gem of a game in many ways. First, GEMiX does not rely on traditional spinning reels and pay lines. Instead, radiant gemstones in all colours of rainbow cascade down from above to fill the game grid. Players win for each cluster of five or more identical gems. These clusters burst away to be replaced by new jewels. GEMiX thus gives players chance upon chance to win and mimics features in extremely popular, must-play games like Bejewelled and Candy Crush Saga. GEMiX is also loaded with special effects! Players can trigger the special crystal charge and super charge effects to multiply their prizes. Finally and perhaps most importantly, GEMiX is a unique three-dimensional video slot that features not one or two, but three distinctive game levels or worlds: the miner’s world, the princess’s world and the wizard’s world. The prospect of winning a lucrative world bonus and progressing to a new level encourages players to play longer and ultimately results in greater overall entertainment satisfaction.

The astounding popularity of GEMiX shows that players are not slavishly bound to tradition, but seek feature-rich, colourful games that inspire them to dream of a fanciful realm far beyond the ordinary.

GEMiX is a truly extraordinary slot that takes players on a brilliant adventure in a multi-dimensional dream world bursting with colour and excitement. Everyone knows that diamonds are a girl's best friend, and by receiving the "Game of the Year" award, we at Play'n GO hope for the recognition that GEMiX is a magical creation representative of the video slot player's best bet.

Jackpot Giant (Playtech)

Jackpot Giant is a remarkable and unique omni-channel progressive jackpot game and, true to the Playtech philosophy, is packed with innovative features that no competitor has even considered, let alone delivered to the market.  The five-reel, 50-payline slot features stunning 3D artwork and a highly engaging central character that activates huge player wins and a series of brilliant bonus rounds that keep players coming back no matter what the channel or device they choose.

Crystal Queen (Quickspin)

Crystal Queen is Quickspin's is based on HC Andersen’s story about the Snow Queen which makes it highly recognizable for the players. It has by far been Quickspin’s best release ever. The turnover is unbeaten, and the player reception has been exceptional. The only other game close to those numbers is the EGR Game of the year 2013 – Big Bad Wolf.

As all games produced by Quickspin there has been a high focus on quality in all aspects. Graphics, features, usability, sounds, and balance of math. The unique experience of the game lies in the unlocking of up to 6 rows in the same game round. Together with win multipliers, spreading wilds, extra win lines, and a massive free spins bonus it creates a very sticky game experience.

6 Appeal (Realistic Games)

With the creation of 6 Appeal, Realistic Games has provided operators with a slot game that continues to grow in popularity, so much so that it outstrips the performance of many of its better-established rivals. Its unique ‘tumbling dice’ concept, which offers one of the most innovative and exciting bonus features around, has ensured its rapid adoption by players in territories across the globe. Its availability on the widest number of devices and operating systems has helped deliver phenomenal results across the board.


What is Game of the year?

Game of the year is intended to recognise the game studio that has produced the stand-alone game that made the biggest impact during 2015. The award is open to any game supplier either from an independent studio, major supplier or in-house team.

Entries for Game of the year have now closed and the shortlist will be announced on Friday 2 October.

Entry criteria

This is not an award for the game that generated the largest amount of revenue, but revenue generation will be a key factor. Special consideration will be given to innovation, marketing value, product quality and games that provided cut-through in a crowded market. The award is open to any game supplier either from an independent studio, major supplier or in-house team.

Please note:
  • Entries are open to all real-money gambling (RMG) games
  • The game must be live on the date of entry
  • The game must be available through at least one operator
  • The judging period is from 1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

Key criteria include:

  • Innovation
  • Marketing value
  • Product quality
  • Revenue generation

Who decides on the winner?

The winner will be voted on by operators attending the awards, from a shortlist drawn up by the judging panel and will be announced on Monday 23 November at the EGR Operator Awards.

What do you win?

The winner has the option to claim £25,000 worth of credit towards future game development and marketing on the Odobo platform. This package includes access to Odobo’s state-of-the-art technologies, which incorporates the Odobo GDK, sophisticated development tools, submission reviews, internationalisation for foreign language markets, regulatory support, marketing to promote their next big hit and access to multiple leading operators.