New Zealand-based gaming developer IGT has announced the release of a new American Idol slots game for the Facebook social gaming platform. While the television show is primarily popular in the North American market, the ‘Idol’ brand has international appeal, making it a great starting point for IGT’s foray into social gaming.
The new American Idol slots game will feature contestants and winners from all 11 seasons of the show, as well as famed host Ryan Seacrest. It is a unique new approach to an online slots game, and it will be interesting how the game plays out.
IGT has released few other details about the game, aside from the fact that it will be a free-play title. Players will be able to win free chips as they play and can purchase additional chips for just $1.
While it may seem counter-productive for a profitable online slots developer to launch free-play games, social gaming is becoming a leading form of entertainment in the online world. The new Facebook game will expose IGT to new audience, allowing them to experience the high-quality gaming that the company has to offer.