nder the agreement, Microgaming will develop graphic-rich video slot games using animation material, themes and characters from the motion picture trilogy; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. The movie trilogy generated us$ 3 billion in worldwide box office receipts and was nominated for a total of 30 Academy Awards, winning 17 awards in total including Best Picture.
“We’re excited about creating state-of-the-art video slots from the best movie trilogy of the decade. We look forward to bringing The Lord of the Rings into the online gaming sphere, where our expertise in game quality and speed to market will ensure its success,” said Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming. “The Lord of the Rings has a huge entrenched fan base with over 97% awareness of the film franchise, as well as phenomenal and unprecedented home video success.”