Microgaming’s New Dragon Shard Pokie Hits Casinos

Tia Winter | 31 May 2019

Award-winning casino software brand Microgaming has just released its newest pokies game. The fantasy-themed Dragon Shard has been exclusively developed by Stormcraft Studios as part of Microgaming's mentoring programme.

After the success of Fortunium and Agent Jane Blonde Returns, which were developed in the same way, fans have had high hopes for Dragon Shard. The new 5-reel, 40-payline pokie has been available at sites powered by Microgaming since 29 May 2019 and so far it seems to be living up to all the hype.

Fully Compatible With All Devices

Dragon Shard works perfectly on all PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and other smartphones and tablets. The mobile version of the pokies game has been optimised for portrait orientation, with crisp, high-definition graphics. Whatever users choose, the multiple special features should reward them generously.

A Detailed Plot to Immerse Players

With their innovative storylines and designs, video pokies are uniquely positioned to engage players and transport them to other worlds. Dragon Shard is a good example of this, and involves the Ice King and the Fire Queen doing battle against each other as they fight to claim the Dragon Shard for themselves.

The Queen and King can appear stacked and are the highest-value symbols on the reels, while the other shimmering icons can appear double-stacked for bigger payouts. These images include fearsome dragons, and a huge dragon's eye.

Special features include Free Spins, stacked Mystery Symbols, and the Win Booster that transforms all Mystery Symbols into Wilds or high-value icons. The epic soundtrack adds to the game's fantastical atmosphere even more.

Microgaming Support of Start-ups

Fortune Factory, Slingshot Studios and other fledgling developers, including Stormcraft Studios, have been recruited by Microgaming as part of their new mentoring programme. The established developer is able to offer innovative new games, while the smaller outfits get the endorsement and financial backing of a major industry player.

Jagoda Barber, Microgaming's Head of Games, says that Stormcraft Studios is very talented and that Dragon Shard is another “exceptional addition” to his company's portfolio. Stormcraft's Executive Producer, Terence Igesund, described the process of creating the game as “an immensely exciting endeavour”.

Igesund added that Stormcraft Studios was looking forward to welcoming players to the new magical realm. Even as they enjoy the fired-up Dragon Shard, pokies enthusiasts will probably already be wondering what the start-ups working with Microgaming will roll out next.