Leading online slots development studio, Play’n GO, recently bolstered its catalogue of premium titles with a new addition. The Shimmering Woods is a title packed with innovations, including a game-changing mechanic.
Defying the mould
Play’n GO has a reputation for boldly exploring a myriad of new themes, mechanics, and formats. The developer’s cascading grid titles have gained massive popularity among slot enthusiasts and its takes on tried and tested themes like Ancient Egypt or Nordic mythology produce unique and exciting results. The company has proven itself with titles like Frozen Gems and Coil Cash that utilise standard mechanics but still stand well apart from the competition.
The Shimmering Woods adopts a 5×3 reel format with splitting symbols that boost the number of payways on the grid. The splitting symbol is selected before you spin, and any instances that land on the reels are split, potentially increasing the number of payways from the base value of 243 up to a maximum of 7776.
Brave new gameplay
The slots features include progressive free spins, where multiple splitting symbols can appear and re-triggers are possible.
Play’n GO’s CEO, Johan Törnqvist, appreciates the balance between exploring new concepts and reinventing existing ones.
“Things become popular for a reason; when something strikes a chord with a fan base, they want more of it. But it’s not just about repeating the same thing in different packaging. It’s important to introduce new experiences within the framework of what players love. You don’t always need to reinvent the wheel, but it’s important to keep things fresh,” he said.
The Shimmering Woods is live now and waiting for your exploration.