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SLOTS SHOWCASE 2019 P L AYS O N RISE OF EGYPT Rise of Egypt, a slot by Playson, takes players on an adventure to ancient Bastet In brief, how would you describe Rise of Egypt to our readers? Lovers of mystery and legend will enjoy it. Set in the ancient times of Bastet, when the cat goddess inspired awe and hope, this slot aims to recreate the mystical atmosphere of Bastet’s temple, where ancient Egyptians prayed for protection and prosperity. Q A How does the gameplay work, and which unique features and mechanics set Rise of Egypt apart from other slot titles in the market? The layout comprises of a three by five grid and 20 lines, with Bastet’s image as an expanding wild. Pyramid scatter symbols trigger the free spins bonus game, with a chance of re- triggers. During this mode cat-goddess wilds upgrade symbols on the reels to boost chances of big wins. Features include expanding wilds, a free spins bonus round, free spins re-triggers and wild upgrades symbols during free spins. Q A 80 • ISSUE 114 • JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2019 Q A Q A Across which markets and platforms is the slot available? The game is available across multiple markets: UK, Sweden, Malta, etc. What are the main challenges in slot development and delivery today? For us as a company, the main challenges have to do with limitations in how much can be done at once. There are many interesting ideas that have to be shelved or postponed because we need to concentrate on those projects we already have on “Keeping to our standards of quality, which includes incorporating the latest technology, requires a certain level of discipline” the roadmap. Keeping to our standards of quality, which includes incorporating the latest technology, requires a certain level of discipline and the ability to say no more often than we say yes. What do you see as the major innovative and disruptive trends in the online slots space, and how will your product roadmap in 2019 reflect these? Innovation is a tricky word because ultimately it’s the player that dictates the fate of a game. Adding intriguing features or changing layout parameters may or may not be successful, while straightforward concepts with sophisticated background mechanics may take the player crowd by storm. That being said, our eyes, just like everyone else’s, are wide open towards the blockchain scene and we are looking forward to stable frameworks that will disrupt gaming as we know it today. Q A