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NSoft – Casino: Visual development of online slots

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Online slots backstory

Slot games refer to virtual games that simulate the experience of slot machines. Slot machines have been popular for over a century, but slot games only showed up in the 80s. It wasn’t until the last decade that thematic, mobile, and digital slot games took off.

The slot game development consists of three elements:

  • Art & Design – designing the game, art style, unique symbols, and themes

  • Game mechanics – level design, bonus prizes, and user-friendly interface

  • Slot Machine software development – logic, game engine, and platform-specific solutions

In this article, we will be going over the visual development process of our slot games.

Stage 1: Analyse this, analyse that

Before we start working on a slot game, it’s crucial to analyse the game’s audience and find and research an interesting theme. For example, if we’re creating a theme for the Romanian market, we would research Romanian culture and history.

People are fascinated by history, and especially ancient civilisations, which had peculiar lifestyles, customs, and beliefs. Slot games with allusions to historical eras, people, and cultures easily capture people’s interest. Ancient Egypt and Pirates are very good examples of that. The same goes for themes centred around magic and spells or mythological creatures like fairies and mermaids. Historical and mythological themes for the slots also appeal to our creative team. They get our creative juices flowing, and we all know that THE CREATIVITY MUST FLOW.

We go into every project well prepared with all the tools we might need. Our creative team consists of 3D artists, animators, concept artists, and illustrators. The most common programs used by our team include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe AE, Substance painter, 3DS Max, and Maya.

Stage 2: Concept art

When we have found the ideal theme, our creative team must identify the overall artistic mood of the game. It can be realistic, stylised, or a combination of both. After that, our artists create concept art in different variations, as well as a mood board with several images that sets the tone and environment for the art.

Stage 3: Creation of 3D assets

The next stage is the creation of 3D assets based on the technical specifications of our slot game engine and approved designs and sketches.

Stage 4: Animations and VFX

The animation may apply to the reels and symbols, but it can also be used in the background for spin results, promotional videos, characters and other features. It’s usually a combination of 2D & 3D animations and VFX. This allows us to breathe life and additional appeal into the final product.

Stage 5: Final render

After finishing all the elements and assets, it’s time for the final rendering of a complete slot game. The game is then ready for the test in order to fix any errors and bugs that might hinder its functionality.

Chest - final render
Pirate Chest screens - final render

Online slot Pirate Chest – Final render for different channels and resolutions

Guardians of the Forest - final render

Guardians of the Forest is a mythical-themed slot featuring fairies.

Temple of Horus final render

Temple of Horus proudly represents Egyptian Mythology-themed slots.

Final words

Slot game design evolved so much over the last couple of decades and will continue to do so in the future. Our goal is to do the same, so expect even more exciting and innovative slot games from us. Stay tuned! This is only the beginning.

 

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1Click Games receives the prestigious ISO 27001 Information Security Certificate

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The ISO 27001 certificate is a worldwide information security management standard that allows organizations in the online gambling industry and other sectors to manage asset security. It establishes, in particular, how information security risk management processes should be built and what controls should be used. ISO 27001 certification allows 1Click Games to offer additional guarantees to our customers regarding information security and data processing.

This year, the compliance of 1Click Games with ISO 27001 international standards was checked by one of the world’s leading independent auditors. The auditors assessed how our services comply with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization, including management processes, the use of technologies and equipment. The analysis showed that the risk management system in the services is built and developed on the basis of the best world practices and fully provides the necessary information protection.

Maxim T., CEO at 1Click Games, says: “Data protection is one of the cornerstones of our business, and ISO 27001 certification demonstrates how seriously we take this responsibility and these strict standards. The certification process, took many hours of detailed checks. However, along with the satisfaction of the result, we recognize that this is only part of our ongoing responsibility to ensure the maximum possible safety of our customers. Besides, information security is never a static process, and in order to continue to set our services at the highest possible level, we requested one of the strictest certificates — ISO 27001 — and received it.”

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Top 5 latest charming iGaming brands out of the European Market

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It is no secret that the iGaming market is on the rise, with new iGaming operators and software providers constantly appearing. It might be, therefore, difficult to find those with unique offerings. We have put together a list of some of the rising stars of the industry present on the European market.

AFUN

AFUN Entertainment Group specializes in game development, payment system development and product data analysis. It is among the best legally licensed Sportsbook and iGaming platforms, with more than 1,500 game products and 30,000 sports events.

Present across Europe, America and Asia, the AFUN Group is licensed by Curaçao and has obtained an offshore gaming license from the Gambling Commision of the Government of Malta. With over 20 years of experience, the company has recently entered Latin America with one goal in mind: to guarantee the best online experience and provide each user with a personalized gaming experience on a trustworthy platform. It has already shown promising growth on the Brazilian market.

Check out their website with a wide range of games and keep up with the latest updates through their LinkedIn page.

Wazdan

Wazdan leads the way on innovation in casino content development. With a portfolio of over 150 cross-platform casino games, the company promises amplified performance and revenue growth.

The company adopts a partner-centric approach, offering tailored services and products that best align with their clients’ growth strategy. Wazdan also aims to stay innovative by constantly expanding its cutting-edge player-engagement suite, while respecting all the requirements of the regulatory regimes, promoting responsible gaming.

The company has been in the market for 10+ years pushing iGaming technology forward, which undoubtedly earns a place for them on our list.

Softswiss

Softswiss offers software for online casinos and bookmaking websites. What makes this company stand out is that their products can be delivered as standalone solutions or combined into a single iGaming Platform.

Softswiss was awarded the Best Online Casino Provider in the Nordics 2022 (B2B) award at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards. Beyond its casino platform – an exceptional, scalable, iGaming platform with high-speed of operation and intuitive management – the company’s portfolio includes:

  • Game Aggregator – Bringing together 170+ casino game studios with over 11,000 mobile-friendly games via a single API integration
  • Softswiss Sportsbook – A unique high-performance platform for sports betting operations
  • Affilka – Affiliate Management Platform
  • Jackpot Aggregator – Enabling customized jackpot campaigns
  • Softswiss Lottery Terminal – An all-in-one lottery system for any land-based operation

With such a wide range of offerings and further services, including anti-fraud support, player retention and content management, the company deserves this spot on the list.

Stakelogic

Best known for its online slots and live casino games, Stakelogic offers a wide selection of casino games and works with over 500 operators in 20+ countries. The company’s slogan ‘Think Bigger’ highlights its commitment to innovation, as the company constantly works to revolutionize the online gaming industry.

Stakelogic creates graphic slots and live casino games that represent the most advanced online games available on the market. Every product is tweaked and tuned to the level of ultimate user experience.

Over the years, the company has collected 7 awards for its outstanding performance. With 10+ live studios, 3 game shows and 250+ unique slots, Stakelogic is changing the way players play.

Apparat Gaming

Apparat Gaming is a relatively new player on the iGaming market, but is already showing promising results. Founded in 2020 by a team of industry veterans, the company is on a mission to develop “slot games with a German accent”.

Apparat Gaming develops slots of the highest artistic quality, with German technical standards. The company secured a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority in 2021 and has since become the trusted supplier of online content for operators in Germany and other European markets.

As the last contender on our list, Apparat Gaming delivers on the German stereotype: high-quality products, reliability and commitment. And absolutely no sense of humor. This is iGaming with a German Accent.

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Fasten your seatbelts – Pilot from Gamzix is out!

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Gamzix, igaming development studio, has announced the release of its first crash game “Pilot”. This is the 30th game from Gamzix provider. To celebrate this small anniversary was released something as good as video-slot, but different.

There are 3 essential facts of the crash game “Pilot”:

– 2.4 Mb weight. It’s from 30% to almost 350% lighter than competitors have.
– Different skins. All skins will be under the same game ID, so there is no need to add a new game. Also, there is a plan to add new skins every month and there will be a lot of thematic skins for sport events, holidays etc.
– Pilot is supported via web view (Telegram/Viber/WhatsApp and others).

“First Crash Game in Gamzix portfolio, and we can’t be more proud and excited about it. Because every time we do something different, every team-member sees his/her growth in real time. And this is preparing us for the new big jump”, – Alexandr Kosogov, CEO at Gamzix.

Enjoyable sounds with imitation of plane take off fulfill every round of the game. There is an ability to change skins for individual casinos, fair play and support for 22 localizations and for all types of currencies (FIAT+Crypto).

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