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5 examples of Artful design in games.

Triple Da Vinci Diamonds 

Online casino games aren’t the first thing that spring to mind when you consider something to hold any sense of artistic beauty. Modern casino games are designed to be striking, of course, in an effort to grab the attention of players. But can we call any of them artistic? The short answer is, yes. Many games have clearly been designed as a? labour of love by the developers behind them, and it really shines through when the end product is presented on screen. Below are 5 examples

Secrets of the Amazon – Playtech 

A game that makes fantastic use of wildlife imagery, with on-screen symbols having an almost photo-like quality to them. While Secrets of the Amazon is quite a simple game, the designers have cleverly used animations to give it a 3D effect. The colour scheme also brings this vibrant slot to life. However, it really makes use of its beautiful design work in the Moonflower Bonus, which changes the game into a twilight setting for a special free games feature. The texture and definition of colours in both the main game and features also set this apart from other casino games.

White King – Playtech 

White King and its sequel White King II are among the most popular slots in New Zealand, and any other country where online casinos stock games from Playtech. Of course, design comes second to pay out potential when it comes to most casino games, and White King is designed as a big-paying slot, but you can’t help but feel the artwork here is part of the reason players keep coming back. Like Secrets of the Amazon above, there is a shift change when the bonus feature – Majestic Night Free Games – is awarded. Triggering it transports the players to an ethereal night setting, which is supported by the game’s uplifting musical score.

The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays – NetEnt 

A departure from the animal-inspired imagery of the first two games on this list, The Legend of Shangri-La recalls is a little cartoonish, but features some of the best original animations of any casino game. Set on a mythical mountaintop, the game doesn’t resemble a slot machine at all, with clusters of symbols – flowers, butterflies, insects, fish – forming to create wins. A 3D guru – a red panda – guides you through the game. NetEnt has always had a reputation for creating wonderful original game concepts and animations from scratch. This game is the company’s masterpiece.

Triple Da Vinci Diamonds  

Triple double Da Vinci diamonds is part of the Da Vinci Diamonds slot family. It contains similar symbols with tumbling reels for potentially bigger wins. Like its brother and sister the slot games offer free spins. Featuring not one but two Mona Lisa’ a  portrait? painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Considered an archetypal masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance,? ?it has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”.The painting’s novel qualities include the subject’s enigmatic expression,? ?the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modelling of forms, and the atmospheric illusionism. If you want to try this game, you should take a look at Unibet, an NJ Online Casino with a large variety of slots games.

Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior 

Few video games have had the massive cultural impact that Street Fighter II: The World Warrior brought in 1991. The iconic game redefined the fighting genre and established itself as an influential pop culture icon. So, game provider NetEnt was faced with quite a mammoth task in creating a video slot adaptation for one of the best video games ever released. Luckily, the provider delivered. The adaptation manipulates the video slot structure to recreate the iconic game with incredible detail. Players are walked through the exact same game structure they were met with in 1991, picking their favourite character and fighting through battles by spinning the slot’s reels. There are even instances where players are given direct control of the characters they picked. The adaptation managed to realise the original’s art design with impeccable attention to detail, creating an experience that resonates perfectly with fans of the game. 

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