Side City Studios Casinos & Games
Side City Studios is a Canadian developer of slots founded in 1999. They create games for land-based, online and social media casinos and provide software development and design services and are now an affiliate of NYX.
Side City Studio Slots
The company does not have many slot machines and they mainly provide one-armed bandits to the conventional physical casinos in Northern America, so few people know about them outside of this region.
Their range of slot machines have 5 reels and are built around popular themes including: Ancient Egypt, fantasy and animals. The slots come with free spins, 243 ways to create winning combinations and many of them feature risk games. Generally, their slot machines are of low variance, so winning combinations with low multipliers appear often and they allow the player to stop the reels spinning when they wish.
The most popular slots are:
- Charms and Witches - is a witch themed fantasy slot machine with 5 reels and 25 fixed paylines. It has Wild, Scatter and 2 bonus symbols, a round of free spins, a risk game and 2 bonus rounds. Theoretical Return to Player (RTP) stands at 95.5%
- Egyptian Rise - is a neon slot themed to Ancient Egypt with 5 reels and 243 ways to create a winning combination. Each winning combination triggers re-spins with additional Wild symbols, you can launch a round of free spins and there is a risk game
- Fiesta Cubana - is a 5 reel slot themed to a Cuban carnival and has 243 ways to land winning combinations. It features Wild and Scatter symbols, re-spins, free spins and a risk game. During re-spins identical symbols are fixed on the reels allowing you to increase the payout
- Fortunes of the Amazon - is an Amazon themed slot with 5 reels and 50 paylines. There are Wild, Scatter and bonus symbols, a round of free spins with additional Wild symbols and a bonus round with multipliers
- Golden Mane - is a 5 reel slot machine with 10 paylines and features Wild and Scatter symbols themed to horses and there is a round of free spins
Side City Studio Services
Side City Studios offers the following products and services:
- Creation of video and graphics
- Slot machines
- Game design
- Game development
Side City Studios History
Side City Studios was established in 1999. The CEO since 2015 is Jacques Paquin who previously worked as Vice-Director for the Vibac Group and Bluberi. They were focused on the land based casino markets in the USA and Canada but are gradually making advances into the online casino market.
Their main office is located at: 385 Place d'Youville, suite 300, Montreal QC H2Y 2B7 Canada. Office Telephone: +1 514-861-6464. Fax: 514-861-7474. Office working hours are from 09.00 to 18.00 and you can leave comments on the relevant section of their website http://www.sidecity.com.
Acquisition by NYX Gaming Group Holding
On the 20th of November 2015, Side City Studios was acquired by the NYX Gaming Group Holding through its subsidiary NYX Digital Gaming (Alberta) Inc. Side City Studios is a subsidiary to this large corporation which has provided them with an extensive customer database in the land-based parlours of Canada and the USA.
Now the company follows the NYX Gaming Group's strategy and provides design and software development products and services. This deal allows them to distribute their products using the corporation’s international ties and gives them a chance to further advance their products and services into the international market.
NYX Gaming has offices in Las Vegas, New Jersey, Montreal, Calgary, Vancover, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Athens, Malta, Rome, Gibraltar, Stockholm, London, Oxfordshire and Surrey. They are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.