Have you ever loved a game so much, that you’d want to live there? Well, wonder no more as Currys developed a liveability score based on important metrics, such as cost of a pint, cost of transportation and cost of a room. As well as four metrics including safety, employment, work/life balance and entertainment. They enlisted the help of illustrator Jamie O’Neill to bring the reimagined locations to life.
Would you be better off in Whiterun? Skyrim ranked as the best Role-Playing Game (RPG) locale to live in.
|1.||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
|2.||Monster Hunter: World||26.8|
|3.||The Witcher 3 –||26.1|
|6.||Final Fantasy VII/Remake||20.4|
The best place to virtually live in is Skyrim as it earned the top score of 28.7 out of 50. If you’re after a good time, a city like Whiterun is the place to be thanks to its plentiful entertainment opportunities, with 153 inns and merchants to enjoy in your free time. However, this game scored a not-so stellar score of 0.1 for cost of housing and average income. In second place is Monster Hunter: World with cities like Astera receiving almost perfect scores for cost of living, which includes the cost of travel, a pint, a meal and housing. However, it scored just a three on the safety metric. In third place is The Witcher 3 and it’s one of the few RPGs listed that allows you to own a home, earning it a score of 9.3 for cost of housing. It’s also a great place to live based on the cost of a pint, setting you back 5 Orens for a pint of lager.
Borderlands 2 is the worst place to live as it scored a mere 7.9 on the liveability metric. There is no housing or room to rent, which means there’s no rest after a long day of quests. Average income is also abysmal, scoring just 0.3 on the metric. Just before Borderlands 2 is Dark Souls 3, with a total score of 20.6. With the cost of housing scoring just a 3.7 and the average income scoring 0.1, the Kingdom of Lothric is an impractical place to live.
Jamie O’Neill reimagines the best game cityscapes as real-world locations
“Based in my hometown on the little island of Jersey, I’ve always been a passionate doodler and love nothing more than to create fresh, eye-catching visuals. Having studied traditional animation and pre-production design at the Bournemouth Arts University, storytelling, expression and narrative are always at the heart of my illustrations. In recent years I’ve developed a fondness for creating bright, vibrant and dynamic digital illustrations of detailed environments, producing the majority of my work using Procreate.”
“When creating this campaign, I took inspiration from my love of video game concept design and my background in animation pre-production to influence my style. When creating these illustrations, I researched existing cities based on their economic likeness to the corresponding RPG environments. I also looked at factors that would pay homage to both the real-life locations and the fictional in-game worlds. This also included the characters that reside in them to create the final digital illustrations.”
The appeal of a virtual life
The metaverse could be described as an all-encompassing digital world that is somewhat similar to virtual reality, and is a place where you can connect to all sorts of digital environments. It can be used for anything, including work, entertainment, concerts and leisure. This provides benefits such as better connectivity with players around the world, new business opportunities and improvements to online learning and education.
Combine this with the main draw for gaming, which is the captivating storylines and the detailed graphics of expansive worlds that people can explore, either on their own or with friends. This social aspect that connects people from around the world is a huge positive as to why people love to game. Plus, their similarities to real-life aid with the escapism aspect thanks to the ability to rent a room, buy a house, eat, drink and earn money.
Where would you like to live?
The methodology behind selecting which real-world locations to use for each RPG was based on the most prominent or interesting metric that was revealed during data collection. For example, a game with a vast amount of entertainment opportunities and missions or ‘employment opportunities’ was compared to a cosmopolitan city.
Playtika Holding Completes Acquisition of Innplay Labs
Playtika Holding Corp., a mobile games pioneer and interactive entertainment leader, has completed the acquisition of Innplay Labs, a mobile gaming studio in Israel and home to the highly rated “Animals & Coins.”
This milestone marks Playtika’s second strategic acquisition this quarter, with the previous acquisition of Youda Games’ card game portfolio from Azerion closing in late August. The acquisition of Innplay Labs further demonstrates Playtika’s commitment to strategic expansion of its mobile gaming portfolio.
“Since our founding and through our track record of optimizing high-growth potential IP, like ‘Animals & Coins,’ Playtika has built a reputation for completing strategic acquisitions that deliver value to shareholders. This acquisition of Innplay Labs strengthens our position as a mobile games leader and is a testament to our commitment to investing in Israel as a global technology and innovation hub,” Craig Abrahams, President and Chief Financial Officer of Playtika, said.
FBMDS’ First Ever Crash Game, Champion Tales, is Out Worldwide
Get ready to witness the dawn of a new era in online casino gaming as FBMDS unveils the highly anticipated Champion Tales, the brand’s first ever non-traditional game available worldwide. Brace your players for an immersive gaming experience that will transport them across the globe, hand in hand with the legendary Mr Champion himself.
Champion Tales captures the essence of the emergent non-traditional gaming trend with its strategic betting rounds and monumental winnings. FBMDS’ new game merges top-notch technology with the brands’ expertise, creating a thrilling and immersive experience with high stakes for players and a safe choice for casino operators.
A distinctive non-traditional game with big prizes to award
Following a crash gaming logic, FBMDS’ release evokes players’ heart-pounding anticipation as the multiplier reaches new heights, requiring strategic decision-making and a thrilling rush to hit the ‘Collect’ button before it’s too late.
FBMDS has balanced gameplay mechanics to increase players’ chances of earning significant rewards, making it a lucrative choice for online casino operators. Furthermore, Champion Tales boasts a highly profitable RTP rate, surpassing competitors in the market.
But that’s not all. Champion Tales comes loaded with features designed to elevate the gaming
- Autoplay: Players can choose how many rounds they want to play without any hassle, making continuous play even more convenient and enjoyable.
- Auto Cashout: The Auto Cashout feature, where players can choose the value they want to cash out, minimizing mistakes or distractions that could impact their winnings.
- Responsible Gambling: FBMDS prioritizes players’ safety with the responsible gambling feature, allowing players to set limits above or below their initial balance, preventing any unwanted excessive play.
- Detailed Play History: A detailed play history feature ensures that players always remain safe and in control. They can review their past gaming sessions, bets and outcomes, promoting transparency and responsible gaming practices.
“Listening to our partners and clients was always the number-one priority during the creation process of Champion Tales,” the Director for FBM, Renato Almeida, said. “Since the crash gaming category has been getting a lot of popularity, we made sure we understood market needs to make sure our clients’ expectations and profitability rates were being met, while delivering an innovative solution able to provide players with an amazing gaming experience.”
A personalized crash gaming atmosphere
Champion Tales goes beyond colossal wins with its debut, offering a captivating Brazil-inspired tropical ambiance. Moreover, the game’s background, scenery and music can be customized to meet the needs of casino operators in diverse markets, cultural contexts and geographical locations.
This allows for an enriched gaming experience worldwide, whether by incorporating local landmarks, cultural references or regional music, to resonate with operators’ requirements, enhancing customer engagement and satisfaction.
In addition, clients can have their respective logos applied to the game’s flag, further aiding in branding. FBMDS maintains product localization as a priority by developing characters and backgrounds that resonate with the regions where partners operate and represent the seasonality of the market. This approach generates greater player identification, leading to increased retention and loyalty.
By developing mobile-friendly, cutting-edge and highly customizable gaming solution like Champion Tales, FBMDS proves once again its ability to deliver profitable and satisfying products for casino operators worldwide.
BlueChip Partners Expands to Bangladesh: Unlock New Traffic Opportunities
BlueChip Partners is now welcoming traffic from Bangladesh. As the brand continues to grow, this new geographic expansion comes at a time when we’re prepared to tackle fresh market challenges. Our successful track record in the Indian, Canadian, and European markets made this expansion a logical next step.
The Bangladesh gaming market presents unique opportunities for BlueChip Partners and webmasters looking to benefit from this untapped domain.
With Bangladesh currently investing in its tourism sector and sports infrastructure and boasting a population of 160 million, there’s immense potential for new gaming ventures. The country’s commitment to enhancing its digital infrastructure and emerging focus on sports suggest a promising surge in betting popularity soon.
Given the nascent state of this market, there are diverse strategies to drive traffic. An array of sources can be utilized to achieve optimal results. Collaborating with BlueChip Partners ensures that this growth is complemented with lucrative rewards.
We offer our partners enticing deals, diverse profit models, and a comprehensive starter pack tailored for the target audience. The no negative balance carryover is a standout feature, allowing webmasters to experiment with different traffic strategies.
“Entering new markets is always an endeavor, particularly if they’re unfamiliar with gambling. But we’re optimistic about the growth potential. Armed with a top-tier product and our in-depth expertise, we’re poised to capture this market segment and ensure profitability for our partners. Now’s the ideal time to come aboard and dominate the market together!” — Bogdan Kuiantsev, Head of BlueChip Partners, commented.
BlueChip Partners is the exclusive affiliate program for BlueChip Casino & Sportsbook. Since its inception in June 2022, it has successfully collaborated with over 1000 partners, and the network keeps expanding. BlueChip Partners welcomes traffic from India, Canada, Finland, and Bangladesh across the Casino and sportsbook verticals. For us, the quality of cooperation always trumps sheer numbers. This philosophy underpins our commitment to forging lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships ensuring flexibility in offers, calculations, and tailored materials.
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