Betsoft Gaming has released Ogre Empire—a fantasy-inspired 5x3 online slot game—to add to its growing catalog of engaging online casino gaming applications.
A mythical creature troubles an enchanted city in Betsoft Gaming’s newest offering, the Ogre Empire.
The online gaming developer released the narrative-driven 5×3 online slot game last May 28, starring a giant ogre and the scared townspeople of a fairytale kingdom.
The center of the kingdom, once known for its riches, houses its royals. Inconveniently for them, an ogre has decided to reside on top of the rooftops of the town plaza—scaring traders away.
The player’s goal is to slip away the biggest wins possible under the ogre’s watch, with royal rewards awaiting those who are successful.
Dan Cooper, Betsoft’s head of product development, said:
“With Ogre Empire, our goal was to prioritise narrative, immersion, and entertainment.We are particularly proud of the way that environmental art, audio, and our signature 3D graphics have come together to create a fantasy city that lives, breathes, and marches according to its own quirky beat.”
The slot features an innovative Day/Night cycle triggered by the appearance of a full-height animated symbol on the third reel. Some special symbols appear during the day, while others show themselves in the middle of the night.
The Ogre Rules the Day
Once the sun is up, the ogre wakes up and spends his time on top of the town plaza. The royals—the king and the queen—are joined by the joker as they hide behind their shuttered windows. These windows represent the game’s standard symbols, engraved with the initials K, Q, A, and J.
The townspeople, too, stay indoors as the ogre occasionally slams his club on the slot. This action destroys all Window symbols on the slot, which are replaced by a new set of symbols.
The sun’s rays give birth to a Sun Bloom Wild Flower that grows onto nearby symbols, turning up to three symbols into Wilds.
The Town Rejoices at Night
After the sun goes down, the ogre goes to sleep. With the inconvenience gone, the community wakes up and breathes life into the town.
The royals, together with the joker, peek out of their windows to rejoice. The king, the queen, and the joker peek out of symbols with the initials K, Q, and A. Both of the royal couple offer higher rewards. Meanwhile, the Joker becomes a 2x multiplier, as well as a Wild symbol to any winning paylines.
Night Bloom Wild Flower can appear under the moonlight—that grows onto symbols anywhere on the slot—and can turn up to three symbols into Wild symbols.
After winning, the player can decide to test his luck with the Double Up option. The player who chooses to double up must bet half or all of his winnings earned during that turn. A coin toss will decide whether the fate will double the bet or take the winnings away. The player can continue to gamble his winnings until the coin toss goes against his favor.
Cooper, talking about the slot’s gameplay, said:
“We were careful not to sacrifice slot thrills. From the unpredictability of the two varieties of spreading wilds, to our player-favourite double-up system, there’s no shortage of opportunities for significant wins.”
Ogre Empire is cross-device compatible, available on both Desktop mobile devices running iOS. Developers built the online slot game on top of the Betsoft SHIFT platform, which ensures players experience the same high quality no matter what platform they are using.
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