The company was started by a group of game developers in Sydney. As well as releasing their own titles, they act as a finished game production company, taking other people’s game concepts and producing the finished slot product for them.
It seems a sensible route for a young company, because it balances the higher rewards of creating its own games with the safer route of being paid by other companies to produce theirs.
Chance Interactive Titles
So far, their in-house games are video slots. Canyon Cash has a Wild West theme with the expected free spins and wilds and has been well reviewed for its cartoon graphics. Captain Black Bart’s Treasure Slot Machine gets reasonable reviews, and Creepy Castle has been described as both creepy and cute – a difficult line to tread. The criticisms appear to be that the gameplay has everything you’d expect – wilds, scatters and free spins – but is a little predictable.
Lolly Land looks very different, though, and is aimed at aficionados of the old Candy Crush mobile phone game. The graphics are bright to the point of eye strain, and it’s generally regarded as great fun to play.
Buster Hammer features 3D interactive characters, which is surely the way that Chance Interactive should go because these kind of games are a lot more immersive.
Co-Productions And Services
Chance Interactive can integrate games on to new platforms – for example, mobile. They do this for the makers of slots, table games, video poker, scratch cards and others. And they handle those tricky “Return to Player” mathematical algorithms for partner firms. They work for casino operators and platform providers too – a good portfolio of activities for a new start-up in this very competitive area.
Their latest production is Rogue Treasure, released in 2017. It gives us a chance to see the direction that the company is headed in. The company has had co-productions with NextGen and Lightning Box in the past, and this game is the result of a partnership with NextGen. It involves the player taking on a “dastardly” role, which is a great idea. It’s surprising that more slots don’t cast the player in a role in the slot’s theme.
While their graphics are often praised, some of the Chance Interactive games from their early days have been criticised for having run-of-the-mill and predictable gameplay. Rogue Treasure fixes that. There are random re-spinning reels, reels turn wild and the mysterious rogue acts as the wild. The free spins feature also has plenty of action and is stopped by guards. This may be the NextGen influence, but clearly the way that Chance Interactive is developing means that it has the potential to become a leader among slot game designers and producers.