Quickspin Take Inspiration from the Great Fire of Rome for Upcoming Slot
Nero’s Fortune is scheduled to go live on April 14th and will be Quickspin’s darkest slot to date. Combining a dark and moody theme with stunning 3D graphics, the upcoming release is based on a subject which has yet to be covered – The Great Fire of Rome. For those of you who are unaware, The Great Fire of Rome was an urban fire that occurred in July 64 AD. And just when the firefighters thought the fire was under control, boom, it ignited again and burnt for three more days! Two thirds of Rome was destroyed and Emperor Nero blamed the Christian community for the fiery furnace.
Hunger for innovation and volatile game play
Clint Andersson, Producer: “We’ve listened to our players and we wanted to satisfy their – and our own – hunger for innovation and volatile game play. That’s why we’ve created Nero’s Fortune with a set of completely new tools, to design a game that presents 3D graphics in a fresh way, whilst at the same time being a cluster game that focuses more on bigger wins (rather than lots of small ones).
We’ve created a game that ties the gameplay together with the overall mood and feeling, so you can really feel how the reels begin to tremble and tear apart as you start hitting it big. This fits well with the story, as this game is set in ancient Rome under the rule of Emperor Nero.
According to history, Emperor Nero was finally overthrown after the ‘Great Fire of Rome’. So, we wanted to give players exactly that – a feeling of victory after defeating the game with all the heavy-hitting wins.
We’re confident that players will love our new volatile gameplay and 3D-rendered graphics. It’s the darkest theme we’ve ever used, and we’ve also added lots of new details to give our players the most immersive and satisfying experience possible – no matter which platform or market they might use.”
Pen to Paper
Set in ancient Rome, Nero’s Fortune features a cluster pays mechanic with highly volatile gameplay. Labelled Quickspin’s ‘first ever 3D game’, players could win up to 8500x their stake. The 5×5 slot also boasts tumble mechanics, accumulating multipliers and a free spins bonus. And it was FX Artist Lucas Johansson’s job to deliver the artwork on the slot game and he couldn’t be more impressed with the end result. Lead artist Tom had the job of exploring lots of different ideas for ancient Rome and stumbled upon The Great Fire of Rome and thought it would be a great topic to cover. Especially given that no other software developer has done so.
Confessing that it was a little challenging at times, Lucas and his team overcame all the obstacles to create something truly unique and the end results will be available to see on April 14th.