Set up in 2011, Big Time Gaming might be one of the newer - and smaller - kids on the block, but the small team at the Sydney-based firm boasts over 30 years among its members.
Tie-ups with CORE Gaming and Quickfire have been formulated in the past couple of years, but Big Time now carries licences from jurisdictions as diverse as the UK, Malta, Quebec and British Columbia.
While the 'big time' might be a little way off, the company already has the platform to become a major player in the next few years.
Based in Surry Hills, the hip area of Sydney in Australia, Big Time was set up by a team of former gaming specialists who boasted experience across the igaming industry.
CEO Nik Robinson had founded NT Media, before selling it to News International in 2005, while also serving at OpenBet. CTO Huw Macintosh also worked at OpenBet, while Creative Director Ian Schmidt joined after cutting his teeth with Grand Theft Auto developers, Rock Star Games.
Big Time Gaming now develops online and 3D video slots for online casinos, as well as developing several innovative table games like Auto Blackjack. They have licences from Alderney and the UK Gambling Commission, as well as Loto Quebec and the British Columbia Gambling Commission. Canadian players in those provinces can now enjoy Big Time Gaming titles for real money.
The OpenBet connections have continued, with the UK-based firm partnering with Big Time on the production of some major slots.
Lucky Streak and Golden Goals are more of the classic style AWP slot and feature old-school fruit machine layouts with cherries, melons and BARS on the reels. They include features like 'Win Streaks' which gives players guaranteed wins, and a 'Trail Bonus' with a Cash Stoppa feature.
Both games appeared in early 2014 as part of developer CORE Gaming's partner deal with Big Time and can now be played on mobiles and tablets.
Faeries Fortune and Temple Quest followed in late 2014 and both games have similar Big, Super Big, and Mega Big Wins, as well as - oddly - leading female characters with ridiculously large breasts. Viking Quest is a similar title minus the comedy breasts.
Now available on the Quickfire network, Temple Quest's 'Super Big Wins' consist of giant symbols that cover three and four icons across to give massive wins. As well as Mega Scatters, there are also Mega Wilds too.
Finally, the Tumblin' Treasures slot has a pirate theme and 243 ways to win. Linked to other Big Time Gaming slots like Joker Jackpot and Mr Multiplier, the game features three separate progressive jackpots (Mini, Midi, Maxi) based on lining up bonus symbols.
Mr Multiplier is similar in appearance to Diamonds, both being played on honeycomb-style "Reactor" reels with 40 possible paylines across the screen. The graphics on these Reactor games tends to be better than Big Time's other titles, all 3D animation and the like, and some big six-figure progressives have been won in recent years. All you need to do is hit five or more Maxi Jackpot icons on the reels. Simples...
'Finest Roulette' features a photorealistic roulette wheel which spins on-screen to determine winning bets.
Auto Blackjack is a fun variant of blackjack that has an 'autoplay' function that makes the game play a little like an online slot. Players can choose their betting strategy (conservative, aggressive, balanced) or edit your own hand strategy with the 'betting editor'. Players can also choose a set number of hands to play while you head off to play slots or roulette.