Triangle Circle
06 / 08 / 21

AvatarUX shortlisted for the CasinoBeats Game Dev Awards

Three AvatarUX games gain CasinoBeats Awards Nominations

AvatarUX’s top slot games are spinning for accolades in the 2021 awards season

AvatarUX has been been shortlisted for three categories in the prestigious CasinoBeats Game Dev Awards, with three games in with a chance of scooping awards, across different categories. This year’s edition of the CasinoBeats Summit, runs from 13 – 15 July 2021, with the rising stars of the online gaming industry, hoping to scoop some gongs and send their brand to another level.

AvatarUX shortlisted for multiple gongs in the CasinoBeats Game Dev Awards

The highly anticipated third edition of CasinoBeats Summit is back and returning to Malta this July 2021.

This year’s CasinoBeats Summit will welcome 500 senior executive delegates in person at the InterContinental in St Julian’s Malta, along with 2,000 delegates online in an innovative integrated physical-online format between 13 – 15 July.

The delegate of industry experts and personnel, includes representatives from AvatarUX and Yggdrasil – with the two brands having collaborated to create some hot-trending games, on Yggdrasil’s YG Masters network, during 2020 and into 2021. Three of the games, CherryPop , have all received nominations across one of more CasinoBeats Award Categories:

Slot of the Year 2021

This award picks the top slots launched in 2021, virtue of amazing performance in online casinos and across social platforms.

Nomination: CherryPop


Slot Collaboration of the Year

This award rewards team collaboration, in the creation of amazing slots, via a joint development process between studios, or through a wider studio deal.

Nomination: CherryPop (collaboration with Yggdrasil via YG Masters)


Game Innovation

This award focusses on video slot innovation, including new features, structure or mechanics.

Nominations:  CherryPop, TikiPop™, HippoPop™ 


The CasinoBeats Summit, also features a range of other award categories, across game development, marketing and slot performance.

AvatarUX’s three nominated video slots are based on the very unique PopWins feature exclusive to the AvatarUX brand. This includes CherryPop, which is one of the most popular games released from the rapidly evolving, AvatarUX studio.

The slot was the third released on 6th October 2020, and it rapidly gained cult status with slot players and casinos alike, thanks to it’s funky, electro fruit machine vibe. Playable with bets from €0.20 – €40.00, CherryPop  has a hit rate that averages 22%, RTP of 96.14% and a max win of 56386x a player’s bet (€11,277.2 –  €2,255,440)! The addition of exciting PopWins™ mechanics and Gamble Wheel multipliers, means CherryPop has award winning credentials.

Furthermore, the bonus features, which can be found in all three nominated slots (CherryPop, TikiPop™, HippoPop™ ), adds symbols to the reels, after every standard winning spin.

The PopWins™ bonus can expand the reels, to create a huge number of paylines and ways-to-win – such as in CherryPop, which features creates up to 59,049 ways-to-win.

AvatarUX’s Managing Director, Marcus Honey, has spoken of his excitement about the nominations: ”For a small, fresh studio such as AvatarUX, it’s a remarkable achievement to be nominated for these prestigious awards. Of course we’d love to win, but our presence at CasinoBeats, will help us to establish more traction in game development industry, pick-up innovative ideas – and push on with our vision for incredible new slots.”

The CasinoBeats Summit takes place between 13 – 15 July 2021, at the InterContinental Hotel, in Malta. The awards are designed to help create and nourish, high level game development and innovation across the online casino industry.