Side City Studios first began their initial trading as far back as 1999 when online gaming was still in its infant years. Based in the City of Montreal in Canada, they initially concentrated on gaming software and machines to land based casinos and first tool a back seat with regard to the supply of online casino games. However as of 2015, the company was taken over by the world-leading NXY Gaming Group, who in turn are now part of Scientific Games with the aim to take their existing and future slot games into the online casino market.
Most of the original supply and distribution from Side City Studios were to land based casinos based in and local to North America, with this in mind its highly likely that a good percentage of slot players and casino patrons from around the globe may not have had any first-hand experience or got to have a play on their products, especially prior to their acquisition by NYX. Not only did Side City Studios provide real money play machines and games but they were also a provider of social games of various designs and genre, used and seen across various social media providers and networks, played and enjoyed by entertainment seekers worldwide.
As a provider they have a good handful of their games seen and playable across many of today’s popular online casinos via the NYX platform. Some examples of their more popular games are Venice Magic, a five reel slot with stacked symbols where players can win 15 free games with up to a x5 win multiplier by landing scatter symbols on the centre three reels. The game also includes random ‘Joker Wilds’ and ‘Tower Wilds’ which can turn an entire reel into a wild symbol.
Another popular title is Fortunes of the Dead, which includes 3 unique bonus features that are activated by the player. The Skull bonus which can award an instant prize, Once-in-a-Wild bonus with a respin feature and adding up to four extra wilds to the reels. Last but not least, a free spins round triggered by landing three scatters where players get five spins with random ‘sticky’ wilds added during the feature. There are many other exciting games in their portfolio which over time will all be ported to the online stage.