The Complete Lowdown of Iron Dog Slot Sites
Iron Dog Studio is a small gaming software brand, based in the scenic south coast city of Brighton and Hove. Its studio was originally is based in Hove, a town which is proud of its civic history, and which bristles at being forgotten at the expense of its neighbouring big brother Brighton. It must be something which tends to affect coastal towns, as Poole has much the same relationship with Bournemouth. The studio is situated barely a stone’s throw from the town’s infamous pebble beach.
So the denizens of Hove will not be at all impressed that November 2020 saw the brand relocate to new offices which have a Brighton address, even though it remains closer to Hove. I’m not getting involved in the local politics of this – as an outsider that would be very unwise. It is fair to say though, that local feathers will be ruffled… There is also an additional office in Colchester, Essex and a few remote working staff in the Mediterranean territories of Gibraltar and Malta.
Founded in 2017, the brand is run as an independent entity within the 1X2 Network, part of the 1X2 Gaming Group of companies. As such, Iron Dog is not really a ‘company’ in the conventional sense. It continues to share its office with its ‘big sister’ brand, 1X2 Gaming. The total number of employees working for the brand is unknown, but amounts to fewer than fifty. All are contracted to the 1X2 Gaming Group, rather than Iron Dog.
Nevertheless, as Iron Dog Studio has its own discrete character, and its games have a unique brand identity, it is valid to treat them as belonging to an individual company, rather than just a part of its owners’ conglomerate.
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A wide range of casino games fall under the Iron Dog brand, the majority of which are slots. Indeed, this is the area that the Iron Dog name has earned a renowned reputation within the industry. The sheer quality of their graphics and gameplay has enabled the brand to thrive and become market leaders: in terms of industry influence, the brand punches well above its weight. Although at the time of writing the brand has barely a couple of dozen different slots to its name, industry insiders always look forward to the prospect of a new Iron Dog title.
This outstanding quality can be seen in just about all of their releases – there just is no filler in the Iron Dog portfolio. Take Neon Jungle as just one example. This was one of the brand’s earlier releases, and exemplifies the characteristics which exemplify an Iron Dog game. The spectacular pink flamingo sets the city of Rio de Janeiro ablaze with colour – the absolute epitome of a ‘concrete jungle’. The game is festooned with glowing snails, luminous chameleons and other creatures of the jungle, while the neon of the city lights adds to the astounding visuals on this spectacular title.
Aztec Wilds is also set in South America, this time in the Amazon jungle rather than a concrete one. It is also spectacularly colourful, with the action focused around an ancient Aztec temple. Crumbling masonry and statues from a long lost civilisation form the background to an entertaining game of Expanding and Sticky Wilds. The colourful jungle foliage and atmospheric tribal music add to the charm of this exciting title.
Other innovative slots in the Iron Dog kennel include the vampiric Blood Queen, featuring the well named and copyright compliant Van Hell as the monarch’s nemesis. Barbarian Gold, Crown of Avalon and the gun totin’ Western Wilds are other excellent slots in the brand’s range.
Iron Dog also make good use of their licencing agreement to use the MegawaysTM mechanic. Around half a dozen different titles use this unique format to spice up the action, with thousands of ‘ways to win’ on each game. These include Megaways Jack, Pirate Kingdom Megaways and the yuletide favourite Christmas Megaways.
It’s not all about slots with Iron Dog though. The brand also has a handful of traditional casino games to its name, including Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette. There are also around a dozen different scratch cards, all customised variations of their slot titles.
Local geographical disputes aside, Iron Dog is a brand well worth looking out for if you are looking for something new to play. They may not be a truly independent company, but their unique qualities are certainly sufficient to warrant their own distinctive niche in the market. Their games really are spectacular, and are available to all casino operators on the Nektan platform. Look out for them at your chosen Nektan casino.