Mia Gardner | 14 Jan 2020
All41Studios created the online slot for the veteran provider. Based in Tallinn, Estonia, the studio previously created the Magic of Sahara and Le Kaffee Bar for the veteran provider.
Ancient Egyptian themes can, and have, been interpreted in all sorts of ways. Some games emphasise desert adventures, while others focus on strange old gods, and then there are those that feature cursed mummies or modern-day treasure hunters.
In the Book of Atem, Microgaming offers us a glimpse into a lush private garden, not far from a majestic temple. 5 reels that are the colour of Nile River water are superimposed over the tranquil setting. They feature 10 paylines and beautifully designed symbols such as Pharaoh Atem, a cobra, a falcon, a lotus flower, and playing cards. A magical book, which is both the Wild and the Scatter, is also among the symbols.
As the title of the new online slot indicates, the Book of Atem is central to the action. The symbol’s Wild status means it can replace other icons to complete a win. When 3 or more books land anywhere on the reels, the symbol acts as a Scatter. This sees the ancient Egyptian book award a payout and trigger 10 Free Spins. As part of the introduction to the Book of Atem’s Free Spins round, a symbol will be chosen at random from among the standard icons. The chosen symbol will then expand every time it lands during the round.
The Book of Atem can be played for between 0.10 and 25.00 per spin, has an RTP of 96.45% and a hit rate of 29.80%.
All41Studios is part of Microgaming’s exclusive developer’s club. Comprised of smaller studios that create content exclusively for the provider, the initiative has seen a number of spectacular online slots and games added to the portfolio, of which Book of Atem is the most recent.
Among the other releases that made their debut in 2019 were Lara Croft – Temples and Tombs, Dragon Shard, Sherlock of London, Tweet Hearts, Boom Pirates, A Dark Matter, Long Mu Fortunes, Rising Royals, Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx, North Storm, and Treasures of Lion City. We cannot wait to see what else Microgaming and the club have up their sleeves for 2020.