Microgaming, the leading software provider, has signed a licensing agreement with The Really Useful Group to develop an online slot, based on the 2004 movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. The slot will be developed and launched later in the year, featuring the main characters, musical numbers and original footage from the film.
Microgaming Announces the Agreement at ICE 2017
Today, Microgaming is celebrating their upcoming release - The Phantom of the Opera, at ICE Totally Gaming 2017, ExCeL London. ICE attendees will completely be immersed into the atmosphere of the popular musical, as the Microgaming Bar is decorated with extravagant chandeliers, spectacular drapes and original props used in the movie.
New Genre for Microgaming
David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming, comments: “The Phantom of the Opera has had unequivocal success, played to over 140 million people worldwide! It’s exciting to be working with a musical, a new genre of branded content for Microgaming, extending and broadening our portfolio of games. Due out in Q3, this game will be a true celebration of the world’s biggest opera, balancing a healthy mix of base game features with a feature-packed free spins round.”
About The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera musical was inspired by the famous French novel, written by Gaston Leroux. The novel was based on historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century.
“The Phantom of the Opera has been successfully adapted into various movie versions, most notable of which is the 1986 musical.”
The Phantom of the Opera stage musical is one of the most successful pieces of entertainment of all time. It has been played to over 140 million people in 35 countries in 166 cities around the world, grossing an estimated $6 billion. It opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London in 1986. So far, the musical has won 70 major theatre awards, and still continues to mesmerise audiences at the very same theatre in the West End.
The successful film version of the 1986 musical of the same name was directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum and Minnie Driver. Featuring the iconic numbers “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Music of the Night” and “All I Ask of You”, the movie grossed over $154 million worldwide.