September 3, 2010 (CAP PR Wire) – Microgaming ( today announces the launch of its highly anticipated flagship game, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™.

The company is developing a series of graphic rich online video slots based on this popular movie Trilogy and will use animation material, themes, and characters, from The Lord of the Rings™ Trilogy motion pictures, including The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™; The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers™; and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King™. The games will be available to adults in countries where online gaming is permitted.

The online slot game is the first to utilise Microgaming’s new Cinematic Spins™ technology, allowing gamers to see clips from the film with every spin. It features famous scenes from the film, including Ringwraiths during the attack at Weathertop, Balrog in the Mines of Moria, and Uruk-hai in the woods of Middle-earth. Players will also enjoy seeing characters from the films including Frodo, Aragorn, Saruman and the deadly Black Riders.

Roger Raatgever, CEO Microgaming comments: “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ is a hugely exciting launch for Microgaming and we’re thrilled to see the game now live with our operators. This new game pushes the limits of what can be done with online slots; the look and feel alone is like an extension of the motion picture, which is known and loved by fans everywhere. This is an important deal for Microgaming and we’re confident that our operators will see a great deal of demand from their players, now the game has been released.”

*Cinematic Spins is a trademark held by Microgaming

© 2010 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

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About Microgaming (
Since the company developed the first true online Casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages 60 games per year and a unique ‘partnership’ approach to working with operators; Microgaming software powers over 160 market-leading online gaming sites.

The company’s front and back-end software supports multi-player, multi-language games – over 500 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for land-based and wireless gaming. Microgaming powers the world’s largest Progressive Jackpot Network and has paid out over €265million. In May 2009 it created the biggest ever online jackpot winner with a single payment win of €6.37m.

As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry, and leads in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection. Microgaming has been awarded eCOGRA’s Certified Software Seal following a rigorous onsite assessment to ensure that the development, implementation and maintenance of the software is representative of industry best practice standards Microgaming licensees are therefore eligible to apply for the eCOGRA Safe & Fair Seal.

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