Relax inks IP rights to BTG’s Megaclusters engine


Relax Gaming has enhanced its long-standing relationship with Big Time Gaming (BTG) after becoming the first partner to sign an intellectual property (IP) agreement covering Megaclusters, the Australian company’s latest game engine mechanic.

Courtesy of the deal, the supplier’s Silver Bullet partners and in-house studios will be the first to be able to apply the ground breaking game engine to proprietary titles, with 12 months exclusivity. Megaclusters, which arrived on the scene earlier this year via the hit title Star Clusters, provides an “additional twist” to the cluster pay concept.

The new game mechanic works by splitting each symbol that forms into four smaller symbols, thus creating even more Megaclusters. Combinations appearing within the smaller symbols, explode, with new ones dropping down to take their place until all the combos end.

Growing relationship:

Simon Hammon, Relax Gaming Chief Product Officer, said in a company press release…

“BTG is a longstanding and trusted partner of Relax Gaming and it’s fantastic to see our relationship continue to grow with this deal, equipping our slot developers with an exciting new concept to play with.

“Megaclusters™ is another great innovation from the makers of Megaways™ and we’re proud to be chosen as the first partner to gain the rights to apply this original mechanic to our own games and offer as an option to our Silver Bullet studios.”

The agreement further strengthens the partnership between Relax and BTG, having gone from “strength to strength” since the two industry leaders originally teamed up back in 2018.

Already popular:

In addition to holding IP rights to BTG’s other wildly popular game mechanic, Megaways, Relax was also one of the first three platform providers to distribute the New South Wales-headquartered firm’s content in Europe, while also launching games such as the Final Countdown with a longer period of exclusivity.

Also commenting on the new mechanic, Nik Robinson, Chief Executive Officer for Big Time Gaming, added…

“Having already exceeded our expectations in terms of popularity with players, Megaclusters™ has the potential to become another successful franchise and we’re excited to see it develop.

“Time and again Relax has demonstrated extraordinary speed-to-market and reliability, so we know that Megaclusters™ will be expertly applied in the hands of their talented studios.”

Iron Bank:

The new agreement is on the heels of the unveiling by Relax of the industry’s very first community-led slot creation, Iron Bank. The innovative game has a max potential of 49,998.8 times the bet and features three extra spins games, including Sticky Mystery SymbolsExpanding Re-Spin Wilds and Progressive Multiplier Wilds.