July 30th, 2020 / Other General
BestCasinos Interview with Yggdrasil Gaming’s David Stoveld
Bestcasinos.com has interviewed Senior Game Product Owner David Stoveld at Yggdrasil Gaming about what to expect from the company in 2021.
In the interview with BestCasinos, David talks about upcoming games and plans the company has for 2021. The intro of the interview says it all:
Yggdrasil Gaming has always been different from the competition.
Starting out as a small team of online gaming industry enthusiasts, Yggdrasil chose to put a Norse myth built around the holly tree to the test.
A highly creative company name was just a sign of things to come from a company that went on to become a premium provider of superior online gaming solutions for iGaming operators around the globe.
David added to that by saying:
“Yggdrasil is hands down the most creative and best company name in the industry, renowned for its innovation and creativity; it is the perfect fit for the company.”
Below is an excerpt from the interview. You can read it in full here.
From the establishment until the present day, what would you highlight as the company’s biggest successes?
“Yggdrasil has had an incredible journey, from a single pioneer with a team size of 2 or 3 selling a new company at ICE to the massive world-class and arguably the best quality supplier in the industry”, David Stoveld begins his interview, commenting on the latest in line of high-quality slot games adorning the Yggdrasil Gaming portfolio.
“The initial success of games like Jokerizer and Winterberries was crucial. The game quality was already high for such an early release. Holmes and Viking Go Wild were also key milestones for Yggdrasil with back to back successes in 2015, which helped Yggdrasil surge above the competition with the out-of-the-box mechanics and game quality. After the release of Viking Go Bezerk along with Yggdrasil Gaming in-game promotional tools, Boost, Brag, Network Campaigns, and missions, the success just continued to snowball”, he continues.
Are you planning to build on the reputation of the industry innovators by releasing more one-of-a-kind games/tools and how challenging is to continually push the envelope in a highly demanding and competitive industry such as online gaming?
“We undoubtedly plan on more industry firsts, and while pushing the envelope is anything but easy, the alternative is just not part of our culture. We thrive on the challenge here at Yggdrasil”, Stoveld continues.
“Vault of Fortune slot game was beautiful production just released with a unique combination of super expanding wilds that expand higher than the reels for more power to win during cascades with increasing multipliers, check it out. Our YG Masters partners 4ThePlayer is introducing Dual SpinTM on dueling reels sets – the first of its kind bet mechanic having the player choose which side he thinks will win every spin for an extra multiplier for choosing the correct side to win. We are also revamping our UI. We plan to become even more mobile-focused from the comfort of play, to screen optimization and new player control intuition, and we will offer turbo mode in available jurisdictions which is beginning to roll out on our new releases. I believe our turbo mode will have an edge on the competition with tailored timing for optimal gameplay.”
Yggdrasil Gaming are widely known as online slot specialists. However, so far we’ve seen Yggdrasil perform immaculately through both slot games and other RNG products such as Sonya Blackjack. Can we expect more diversity in the portfolio when it comes to new game types?
“We are looking to expand our product line to more customers but are currently focusing on top slot innovations. But we are quite agile, and if we see a top idea for one of our verticals, you bet we will jump on it. Of our current offering, Golden Chip Roulette is a favourite. The multiplier twist on every straight bet adds a fun level of volatility that’s easy to grasp.
Read the full interview here.