Slot designer Nolimit City has announced that they've come to terms with fellow studio Spearhead Studios in an agreement that will see them licensing their xWays and xNudge game mechanics to the latter.
The deal will see Spearhead given approval to use the mechanics in their games, which are likely to be offered in prominent slots that the company develops moving forward. Spearhead has been busy since launching last year, offering titles in Malta, Seden, Romania, Spain, Latvia, Colombia, and more. xWays is a reel modifier that can increase the number of symbols on the reels. xNudge is a wild symbol mechanic that increases win multipliers each time the nudge is factored into a spin.
The first game to take advantage of these mechanics will be released in October, although details on that game haven't been shared as of press time.
"Both xWays and xNudge concepts are fantastic features that bring out a new level of exciting game play," said Spearhead Studios' Mathias Larsson. "We'll be combining these two mechanics with a classic 'book' game, and we are certain this will turn into our flagship game of the year."
Nolimit City's Malcolm Mizzi added: "We're over the moon with this announcement. This partnership has solidified the impact that our inhouse trademarked mechanics have in the industry and we're immensely proud of the achievement. Having an ambitious upcoming studio like Spearhead represent our xNudge and xWays mechanics breathes room for more innovation and unique twists on the two combined! We're eager to witness what others have in store for them."