Software Providers: Betsoft
Some say the Casino Veteran was born in a casino and only steps outside to bank his winnings. However, even he admits that there are some people who are just not into slots. Betsoft creates games that will even appeal to them. If gamification and 3D are the future of casinos, then Betsoft is a developer that is clearly a big part of that future.
Some say the Casino Veteran likes to ride up on horseback to the casino like a Wild West gambler – but that’s more down to his habit of wearing spurs and a cowboy hat at weekends. This is the 21st century, and he is as fond of his technological gadgets as anyone. When it comes to his favourite online games, he is all for innovation, so with its specialism of 3D gaming, Betsoft should be right up his street. Let’s find out.
A brief history of Betsoft
Betsoft was founded in the UK at the turn of the millennium, but the company only started to enter the public consciousness ten years ago, when the online gambling sector began to take off in earnest. Betsoft has quickly acquired a reputation for innovation by focusing heavily on the development of 3D games, as well as progressive jackpots.
This is a strategy that has helped its games to really stand out from the crowd – no mean feat in this modern age, where there are hundreds of developers churning out new games every month and offering them on thousands of online casinos.Favourites among the traditional slots that have become household names include the following:
- Fruit Zen, a fabulous modern take on the traditional fruit machine
- The ever-popular Greedy Goblins
- Rook’s Revenge, a game with more than a passing resemblance to Gonzo’s Quest, but with far higher volatility
Betsoft 3D slots
Those are all solid slots games in their own right, and ones that the Casino Veteran has played on many occasions at some of the biggest online casinos. However, it is the 3D slots for which Betsoft is really famous.
These are games that really push the envelope when it comes to presentation, animation and graphics. For anyone who has yet to try one, it is worth taking a moment to explain what a 3D slot game is all about. It has little in common with the 3D movies that you can watch at the cinema – nothing comes flying at your face and you don’t need special goggles. Instead, a 3D slot game uses CGI that gives the impression of depth.
This all sounds like good fun, but there is more to 3D slots than clever imagery. Betsoft has a reputation for investing in the gameplay, features and story arcs involved in its games, as well as the effects. The well-thought-out animations and even voice acting work that go into games such as The Slotfather and Mamma Mia give an almost cinematic experience. If you like your slot games to be about more than just spinning the reels, then these ones are seriously worth a look.
Recent releases from Betsoft
Betsoft has been releasing new games at a steady rate of one per month for the past year or so. Here are three recent offerings, including two traditional slot games and one with 3D graphics that even left the Casino Veteran lost for words – and that’s not something that happens every day.
- Dragon Kings – a summer 2018 release from Betsoft, Dragon Kings has received a warm welcome from reviewers, who liked the sparkling graphics and the stunning attention to detail. It is a standard five-reel game with 10 paylines and a very tasty payout potential of 2,000 times your stake if you can match five dragons and the pearl multiplier. The free spins bonus comes up regularly enough to keep you interested and make your bankroll last longer.
- The Golden Owl of Athena – some say the Casino Veteran has been around since ancient times. That could be why he is so taken with this game, which is steeped in Greek mythology. Betsoft has really gone to town in its depiction of ancient Athens, and this is one of the most visually stunning games of the year. The Double Up feature means that players have the chance to accumulate some impressive winnings.
- Ogre Empire – another 5×3 slot game with cutting-edge 3D effects, this one came out at the end of May 2018, and is heavily driven by its Shrek-style narrative. The scene shifts from day to night and back to day as the story progresses, and the soundtrack and strong cast of characters will soon have you immersed. A particularly nice touch is that the symbols that appear on the reels will vary between day and night.