The Skywind brand was founded in 2012, by a team with a proven track record in high performance iGaming solutions. CEO Shmuel Weiss is joined by Managing Director Oren Cohen Shwartz, CCO Hilary Stewart-Jones and CFO Ciara Jacobs. Since it began operating, Skywind has only ever held an interest in providing gaming content for the regulated industry, and this is why it possesses numerous gambling licences.
The primary licence held by Skywind comes from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Alongside this are licences from Spain, Romania, Malta, Gibraltar and Alderney. It is due to this, and the company’s dedication to creating high-quality, exciting slots that its game releases can be found on various casino platforms. These include brands like Genesis Casino, Tipico Casino, Novibet and 888 Casino.
So as to manage its operations properly, Skywind has offices based in a few different countries around the world. With its headquarters in Douglas, Isle of Man, it also provides services via its offices in Belarus, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Australia. Therefore, it can be said that it holds its own sort of worldwide presence.
Not only that, but Skywind is one of the few developers that has taken the opportunity to involve itself in the live casino sphere. Therefore, online casino operators can benefit from integrating live versions of table games into the game lobbies by partnering up with the company. So, what could be better than that? How about a partnership with BTG for its Megaways™ mechanic?
The Skywind Group is the latest company to have signed into a deal with Big Time Gaming. Through this deal, the company is licensed to utilise the BTG Megaways™ function in its slot releases. While little is known about exactly when the licensing deal was struck between the two brands, the first game released with Megaways™ included in it was seen in January 2021.
Like various other companies before it, Skywind Group clearly saw the potential in acquiring a licence from BTG for its Megaways™. With this function now being accessible to the developer, the likelihood is that more games will be released in future that also incorporate such into their setup.
The first release from this brand to feature the BTG technology was titled Book of Gems Megaways™. This game takes you to the country of Egypt, with pyramids clearly on display in the background. It seems as though an explorer is in search of some buried treasure, and you’ll need to help him with that. The Megaways™ function allows you to win in up to 3,125 ways on every spin. And to top everything off, there’s also a free spins round available, which can be triggered by the mythical titular Book of Gems. As it happens, two versions of the game are set to be released, with some markets gaining the game with the addition of a “Buy In” feature. This allows players to purchase the free spins round outright for a single payment.