Side City Studios is a pokies game developer based in Montreal, Canada, and has been running since 1999. Most online gamers won’t be too familiar with the name, as until recently, the firm concentrated exclusively on developing pokies for the type of casinos which have four walls. However, as Side City Studios was recently acquired by NYX Gaming Group, one of the biggest names in online pokies, that could all be about to change. Click here to read more.
NYX Interactive is the studio best known for games such as NextGen, Amaya and Aristocrat, all seriously high-tech games with amazing graphics and production. This won’t be the first studio NYX has brought into their fold and past results tell us that we can now expect to see Side City Studios continuing to produce top games, but with better and sharper graphics and gameplay.
What’s next for Side City?
For the time being, the public face of Side City Studios has been put on hold, as NYX reshapes its profile for its next stage of life. The website is no more, and presumably, the firm is not supplying any new games to the bricks and mortar casinos either. However, the studio was always a decent sized operation with around 22 employees, so that could be a lot of hands itching to produce something new.
While acquisitions in other businesses can spell doom for the smaller company, at Side City Studios there will have been a lot of experience and talent, which NYX will be looking to hold on to.
By concentrating mainly on producing first class games for casino operators, Side City Studios has learned how to design and deliver the kind of eye-catching games that keep its machines popular in the real world. This means, that once NYX steps in with an eye to the HD visual aesthetics that are specific to online gaming, plus sound effects and statistical programming, we can all expect something very special.
What are we playing?
As the company is in a transitional process, you won’t find too many of its games online right now. You might have come across Fortunes of the Amazons and Egyptian Rise, both of these are the typical epic storyline, character driven games that the studio is best known for.
As the name suggests, Fortunes of the Amazons is all about the mythical tribe of women warriors from Greek mythology. They are fierce, brave and do not back down from any fights. After all, they’ve got their treasure to protect from the likes of you. Egyptian Rise, on the other hand, is a stunning game set in the deepest, darkest caverns of the pharaoh’s pyramids, yet with something of a futuristic feel. It’s a 243 ways-to-win pokies game which is one of the formats that translates well into games for laptop and mobile players.
Keep your eyes open
Both games are set on 5 reels and include a ton of action and features. Whilst they’re seriously fun in their own right, we’re excited to see what comes next from Side City Studios now that it has its bigger brother NYX to help it out.