The Microgaming Official YouTube Channel is generally a great place to find teasers and promo videos for new online slot machine coming to market. Every once in awhile, the company publishes something more unique. This week, we are privy to a behind the scenes look at the making of the incredible Jurassic World Online Slot.
The 3:00 minute video is hosted by a pair of highly experienced Microgaming executives. Andrew Hollis (Games Manager – Quickfire) and David Reynolds (Games Publisher) walk us through the arduous process of developing the award-winning, graphically intense, true-to-film slot machine.
Jurassic World Online Slots – Premise
Based on the 2015 blockbuster, Jurassic World, following a heavily negotiated contract with the film’s producers at Universal Studios, the online slot takes the very best features of the film and puts them onto a 5-reel, 243 ways to win game screen.
Mr. Hollis described the premise of the film:
“Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus Rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok.”
Jurassic World Online Slots – Adaptation
Adapting the online slot to mirror the most memorable moments in the film was no easy task. Mr. Reynolds spoke of just how complex the process is, not only integrating the movie’s dynamic graphics and characters, but doing it in such a way that Universal Studios would approve.
“A significant amount of effort goes into making branded content,” said Mr. Reynolds. “The games team first has to immerse themselves within the brand and the movie, and decide which elements would best fit the slot itself.”
He said the musical scores for Jurassic World Online Slot “were all created in house”. The score was adapted to each individual segment of the game. “For instance, in the Raptor Den, the music is tense and dramatic,” Reynolds said.
“Of course the decisions we make and the route we go down needs to be supported by the licensor,” he explained. “It’s a very complex sign-off process, but we’re very delighted that Universal Brand Development have put their stamp of approval on this game.”
The End Result – Phenomenal Success
Jurassic World Online Slot became an instant hit with Microgaming casino fans. Mr. Hollis detailed the game’s innovative design and immersive theme.
“This game really puts dinosaurs at the forefront as players go on an adventure around the park,” said the game’s lead developer. “We wanted to take the players on a journey, and we did this by creating a variety of background environments which represent the public areas and attractions in the park.”
“In the base game, the illusive Indominus Rex can appear anytime, and boost wins up to 1000x the player’s bet,” Mr. Hollis described one of the most alluring features of the Jurassic World Online Slot.
According to Mr. Reynolds, the game’s trio of frees spins features are especially interesting.
“In the free spins feature, it will take players away from the public areas in the park, and take them behind the scenes to restricted access locations. The free spins feature is randomly selected for players for the first 15 rounds. After this point, players can choose which feature they prefer to play, and they’re all based on popular locations around the park.”
Gyrosphere Valley: This feature awards 10 free spins with an Increasing Multiplier Trail. The multiplier starts at 2x, and increases by 1x for each non-winning spinn, for a max 7x multiplier.
Raptor Den: Players receive 10 free spins with Held Wild Scatters. All Scatters act as wilds, and also stick in place, increasing the odds of triggering additional wins and free spins.
Creation Lab: Again, 10 free spins are awarded, this time featuring Rolling Reels and Cryo Wilds that freeze in place for 3 wins.
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