American online slot developer Armadillo Studios has announced the launch of its first game to world markets – 15 Armadillos rolls out Thursday, January 20.
The game is set in the Florida Everglades, near the company’s offices and studios in Miami. The 5×3 title has 243 virtual paylines and is highly volatile with multiple bonus mechanics and theoretical return to player percentage (RTP) of 94.7%.
The game, which is currently certified in six markets already will be distributed exclusively by Spearhead Studios, the in-house development arm of EveryMatrix.
David Stoveld, COO of Armadillo Studios, says: “We are proud to debut our first game of many as an American-focused gaming studio. Nestled in Florida’s beautiful Everglades, 15 Armadillos sets the tone for our innovative style, where volatile features are accumulated into each animal for a truly unique and rewarding player experience.”
Unique Jackpot Mechanic
Wild respins help players accumulate animal powers by building suspense in anticipation of triggering the “Armadillo Link” where all 15 accumulated positions can drop a 10,000x jackpot into their laps.
Free spins are augmented with a fusion of bonus picks and symbol collection to take the features over the top in a true high volatility fashion. Just like the 5 reel, 3 row set of symbols becomes 243 ways to win when developers think outside the box, putting multiple combinations of feature choices into the players’ hands makes the game stay novel and fresh with each choice.
While the Armadillo Link jackpot is always on a player’s mind, mixing and matching feature combinations can generate free spin wins that rival even the top jackpot.
Further Releases for 2022
While the studios have not published a complete roadmap for their first full year of operations, they announced earlier that a branded game featuring female fighting superstar Amanda Nunes will be rolling out in the second half of the year. Another pending title, Queen of Egypt – Exotic Wilds is available for free play on the studio’s website but no release date or regulatory approvals have been announced yet.
The studio was established in 2021 in Miami, Florida. It is ultimately part of EveryMatrix which employs over 600 people in the online gaming industry across 9 countries with multiple products and solutions. EveryMatrix is an active member of the World Lottery Association, European Lotteries Association, and iDEA Growth in the U.S.
The studio was launched to develop opportunities in the busting but still nascent US online gambling markets with a focus on player preferences and using market-specific logic.
Source: 15 Armadillos is Here!, Armadillo Studios, January 18, 2022