Outsourcing to Expert Developers
Online casinos have made a smart move by focusing on improving the experience of the players on the platform, which they do best. They have outsourced the development of the slot games to external agencies, something that they do best. That’s a classic win-win scenario.
Developers can completely transform the player’s experience. Some of the changes they introduce may be small or even insignificant to an untrained eye, but they definitely make a huge difference to how the players enjoy the games. Developers have come up with so many such changes that they have completely turned the good old humble slots into a battlefield of casino game developers. Here are some of the most recent additions to casino games, technology-wise.
The Virtual Reality of It
Of course, you are aware of it. Virtual reality has been around for quite a long time now. However, it is over the last four to five years that game developers have come up with games that use it. Well, to be fair, the technology has become affordable for mass use only recently. So, why would slot game developers stay behind?
A multitude of game developers are taking on the virtual reality bandwagon and are creating slot games that are making profound changes to the industry. To be sure, there are still some issues surrounding the quality of the frames, but that will be sorted out as the technology is perfected in due time, which is inevitable. For now, players can enjoy slot games in virtual reality and experience the casino right from their home. How cool is that!
3D video slots have become very popular in the online casino scene. You are playing a game when suddenly a wild character pops out of the screen to help you or to just to say ‘hello’.
It definitely adds an element of anticipation and of course, one of excitement. You are always on your toes. And this rush of adrenaline is the thing that people come to enjoy in casinos.
Online casinos are doing everything in their power to not only be at par with real casinos, but actually become better than them. They are using a concept called ‘gamification’ to achieve that. Developers are integrating games with stories, rewards, tournaments, and more to make the games as interactive as possible. Players compete with the house and other players to create a reputation in the extremely competitive world of gaming.
This not only builds the interest of the players, but also makes them loyal to the casino. They may find some version of the game on another casino, but the developers know that the story they have woven is unique to their game. And, that eventually keeps their loyal players firmly rooted to their casino.
What games can you expect to play?
Top developers are putting their best brains to work to create games that are more enjoyable, more immersive, and more buzzworthy in the online casino scene. The good thing is that online casinos do not have a single objective to achieve. There is a whole spectrum of tastes and preferences they have to cater to and slot developers love to do it. Needless to say, they have to tirelessly work to think of new ideas and bring to life a game that has never been played before. It is not an easy task, but it is certainly a lot of fun. Creating games for a living. That’s the dream!
Slot developers create all kinds of games suited to different kinds of players. Here are some of the most popular types.
It is almost impossible to keep a count of how many online slot games are available across casinos today. They are that popular and they are high in demand. There are basically two types of online slots available and they are 2D and 3D slots. While 2D slots have that vintage ‘slot game’ vibe to it, the 3D slots win hands down when it comes to visual appeal. You will see developers pouring their creativity into online slots with games conceived after TV shows, movie characters, casino themes, and more.
Live Dealer Games
If you play in an online live casino, then you absolutely have to play live dealers games. Developers have made sure that they blur the boundaries between reality and the virtual world with these games. The focus while developing these games is on providing a lifelike experience to the players. You can see your dealer, interact with them and watch them via different angles. It is as if you are actually present in the casino.
Developers create these games for the seasoned players out there. These games are definitely not for the noobs and require a certain degree of skills to master. The creators also put their minds to making the games look refreshingly interesting and offer an experience like that of a professional casino setup. This is for the experienced lot in the crowd.
Progressive Jackpot Slots
While jackpot slots may not be available at every casino on the internet, they are still pretty popular online. There is no single game as such, but there is a lot of anticipation and excitement. The jackpot becomes bigger in size as more players chime in, but there can only be one winner. Developers have to create an electrifying experience around such games for them to be successful.
Developers have to really put their imagination to test while designing arcade games for casinos. They can definitely create versions of classic bar games like darts, bowling, and so on. However, in the highly competitive world of online casinos, regular just does not make the cut.
So, developers have to think of more interesting yet recognizable concepts to get their arcade games a hit in online casinos. These are just like video games, the only difference being that at the end of each game you stand to win something.
In simpler words, E-sports can be called world tournaments of the online casino world. To make E-sports possible, developers have to create platforms where teams of players can play against another team of players to win world tournaments. But, there’s more!
Other casino users flock in huge numbers to watch these tournaments and support their teams. This is another big task for developers. They have to create virtual set ups to enable other users to watch the live tournaments. Also, just like real life tournaments, developers also create trivia, storylines, and all kinds of other virtual stuff to indulge the viewers.
E-sports has become really big in the past few years. Given its integrated and interactive format, there is a good chance that it will continue to climb up the popularity ladder.
These are a mobile casino favorite, especially because of their instantaneous nature. Just like the real scratch cards, digital scratch cards are created by developers to maintain the momentum of the casino going. A player can get a scratch card in a second and get a jackpot, a bonus, or just good wishes. All of that depends on the luck or the developer’s code.
Developers have also created an interesting offshoot of the traditional game of poker. While poker may not be the easiest game for the first timers to play, video poker makes the classic more accessible. The bets are lower in video poker, and more importantly, there are no poker masters to intimidate new players because video poker is usually played alone.
Developers of online casinos do have their work cut out for them. They have to create simple games that attract new players not privy to the online casino world as well as integrated platforms for casino pros, and everything in between. It is necessary to make sure that every kind of player feels welcome in the casino and find something that they can enjoy. Developers are the backbone of the whole online casino industry. They are the elves working behind the curtains to create the dazzling worlds that are online casinos.
The way the online casino industry has grown, there is no doubt that more and more developer talent will enter the industry and create games that are more creative, more immersive, and more enjoyable. After all, it’s all about making sure that everyone has a good time.