Game Spotlight: Fortune Cat’s Summer Vacation

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Today’s post comes from High 5 Blog correspondent Ali.

Have you had a chance to go on a summer vacation this year? If not, you should pack up your beach bag and join the Fortune Cat and his friends on their summer vacation at Shake the Sky Casino!

In Fortune Cat’s Summer Vacation, you’re invited to join the Fortune Cat and his band of merry children on an adventure you’ll never forget! This game features auspicious symbols like peaches and red and gold envelopes to bring you good luck. There are also plenty of fun details to keep you entertained; for instance, make sure to check out the bottom left of the game when you play – there’s a kitten pawing playfully at a koi fish! The free games bonus is a delight; you’re transported into an aquatic environment where you can wear goggles while swimming and winning with the Fortune Cat and his pals.

Fortune Cat’s Summer Vacation is the 35th premium slot to be offered at Shake the Sky Casino. Featuring 1024 ways to win, this game is sure to be a highlight of your summer!

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High 5 Games Help Desk

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Every couple of weeks Elaine, High 5 Blog’s CRM correspondent, stops by to discuss ways to optimize your High 5 Casino and/or Shake the Sky experience.

Hello, High 5-ers! I hope you’re having a wonderful Friday! This week I’m going to address some of the questions players asked me after my last column.

1. Taking a screenshot

Last time, a player asked me how to take a screenshot of her win. You can take a screenshot on your desktop by pressing the Alt key and, while holding it down, the PrtScn key. If you have questions about this, check out this site, which explains very simply how to take a screenshot.

If you’re playing on Facebook, you can easily share your wins on your timeline by clicking on the camera icon at the bottom left-hand corner of our app page. This will trigger a pop-up message showing your screenshot. You can add a custom message, and then show your win to all your friends by clicking ‘Share.’

To take a screenshot on an iOS device, hold the lock button (the button on the top of your device) and the home button (the button on the bottom center of your device) down at the same time.

2. Improving your bonus experience

Last time, a player asked how to stop their bonus rounds from freezing. To help prevent your bonuses from freezing in the future, we suggest that you adjust your game resolution. This can be done by clicking the gear-shaped icon on the top bar in the lobby and changing it from HIGH to MED or LOW. Lowering the resolution will reduce the number of animations in your game, which helps the game run better on certain computer systems.

We also recommend that you regularly clear your cache, and completely close and re-open your browser. It’s best if you don’t have multiple browser tabs or browser windows open, as this can reduce the amount of memory available to the game. If, after doing all this, you’re still having issues with your bonus rounds, email us at support@h5g.com.

3. Playing on a tablet

Last time, a player asked if she could play High 5 Casino on her tablet. Right now, we only have a mobile app for iOS tablets. However, we are hard at work on an Android app, so you’ll be able to play on many different types of tablets soon!

I hope this answers some of your questions! Let me know if there are any other problems you’d like me to address next time! In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend, and happy spinning!

Employee of the Month

Here at High 5 Games, we really like to reward our employees for good work. When it comes time to name the employee of the month, we don’t simply throw a name up on a plaque, or send out an email. Instead, we bring out the big guns:

Pretty cool, huh? Johan – who, despite his impressive acting skills, is really a High 5-er, like nearly everyone in the video – gets congratulated on his good work by MISS UNIVERSE 2012 Olivia Culpo, MISS USA 2013 Erin Brady, the one-and-only Dangerous Beauty, and The Mighty Atlas. Talk about an incentive to work hard, right?

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Game Spotlight: Dragon Showdown

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You have trained for years and traveled innumerable miles for this moment. You are a master of martial arts, but you have come here to earn the designation of Dragon, the highest possible honor for a warrior. Do you have what it takes to defeat those that stand in between you and what you want? There’s only one way to find out: Let the battle begin!

Dragon Showdown premiered last Friday as the 34th premium game at Shake the Sky Casino! Like all slots from High 5 Games, Dragon Showdown has an unstoppable combination of amazing art design and innovative gameplay. We’ve made a ton of beautiful games, but in terms of graphics this one might be my favorite yet. In between admiring the graphics you’ll win big with 1024 ways to win and Bonus Select with Wild Multipliers!

What do you think of Dragon Showdown? What type of games would you like to see us make in the future? Be sure to like Shake the Sky’s fan page so you never miss out on new game releases!

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Completely Bonkers June Stats from Shake the Sky Casino

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Today’s post comes from High 5 Blog correspondent Ali.

Here’s a cool fact: Prince Nezha has been in the top-five most-played games at Shake the Sky for the last three months! What is about that game that keeps you coming back? Is it the classic mythological tale the game is based on? Maybe it’s the aquatic artwork and underwater animations? Or could it be that you just really love Super Stacks? Let us know why you’re into Prince Nezha in the comments section below!

Also, take a look at all of June’s Shake the Sky Casino stats:

Total spins: 581,800,327
Spins per day: 19,393,344
Total STS money won: 602,934,407,938,542
Top-five most-played games: Prince Nezha, Golden Peony, Cherry Mischief, Dangerous Beauty, and Silk & Steel
Cumulative hours spent playing: 934,036

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Slot Fundamentals: Split Symbols

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Slot Fundamentals is a column we run occasionally to help our players better understand how our games work. This edition deals with Split Symbols, a popular feature that can be found in many of our games.

In a three by five reel slot game, one would assume that there can be no larger than a five-symbol win on the reels at any given time. One might also take far too long to figure out the basic math involved in the preceding sentence, but that is neither here nor there. High 5 Games, never content to simply churn out run-of-the-mill content, disproves that assumption with its innovative feature Split Symbols. But how exactly do Split Symbols work?

Split Symbols give players the chance to get up to 10 symbols (as opposed to five) on any given line, because any one spot can contain two symbols. This means that you can hit it twice as big in a Split Symbols game as in a regular game! Look for Split Symbols in High 5 Casino games like Desert Rose, Gypsy, and Shadow of the Panther and Shake the Sky games like Cirque Chinois, Fortune Cat Fever, and Split Dragon.

We hope you found that helpful! Which slot fundamental would you like to see us explain in the future?

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Game Preview: Da Vinci Ways

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Today’s post comes from High 5 Blog correspondent Ali.

If you love playing Double Da Vinci Diamonds and Secrets of Da Vinci then this post is for you! The latest High 5 Games slot to feature the Italian polymath and reels of sparkling diamonds and jewels is Da Vinci Ways, releasing later this week at Shake the Sky Casino.

Some slot games draw players in with amazing art design. Others have innovative features. Da Vinci Ways has both! Travel back to Renaissance-era Italy, where you’ll be able to admire some of Da Vinci’s most famous works. The Mona Lisa, Lady with an Ermine, Virgin of the Rocks, Portrait of a Musician, and a portrait of the master himself are depicted so beautifully in this game, you may wonder if you’re playing a slot or visiting a world-class museum!

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What renowned artist’s works would you like to see depicted in an H5G game? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Game Spotlight: Hail King of Fortune

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Today’s post comes from High 5 Blog correspondent Ali.

Shake the Sky Casino is excited to add Hail King of Fortune to its collection of 30+ premium slot games!

Pay your respects to Cai Shen, the god of prosperity, and he may bless you with wealth beyond your wildest imagination in Hail King of Fortune. The Bonus Select with Multipliers help you win big as you attempt to get fortune on your side.

Players will recognize many of the auspicious symbols in Hail King of Fortune from other traditionally-themed games at Shake the Sky. A symbol that may be new to some players is the old man character known as Sau, the Chinese god of longevity. He is a symbol of the easy life, and is often depicted with a gourd attached to the end of his staff. The gourd is a common symbol of good luck and immortality, and is believed to hold the nectar of life. Sau is also known to hold a peach, the divine fruit of the gods, and a symbol of longevity believed to bring a long and prosperous life.

Hail King of Fortune, like Emperor’s Delight, is part of H5G’s Imperial Collection. More games from this exciting collection will be available to STS players in the future.

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Slot Fundamentals: Mystery Bucks

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Slot Fundamentals is a column we run occasionally to help our players better understand how our games work. This edition deals with Mystery Bucks, a popular feature that can be found in some of our newer games.

When Tumbling Reels debuted, High 5 Games knew it had an innovative and soon-to-be popular feature on its hands. But the company was not content to simply churn out games with the same feature, and resolved to improve upon Tumbling Reels, a goal it achieved when Mystery Bucks premiered. How exactly do Mystery Bucks work?

Mystery Bucks are activated by paying an additional side bet when playing all lines. When Mystery Bucks are active, each symbol that explodes as part of the Tumbling Reels feature has a chance to reveal an additional credit value, the sum of which is put directly into players’ pockets! This makes for extremely exciting gameplay, because players have two features working in tandem that can lead to multiple hits per spin. Look for Mystery Bucks in High 5 Casino game Foxy Dynamite, and Shake the Sky Casino game Tall, Rich and Handsome.

We hope you found that helpful! Which slot fundamental would you like to see us explain in the future?

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Game Preview: Geo Quest

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Geo Quest premieres later this week as the latest premium game at Shake the Sky Casino!

There are wonders scattered all over this vast planet, and Geo Quest lets you visit a few of them while on the search for big wins! Get ready for a globe-trotting trip that will take you from the Egyptian pyramids to the Roman Colosseum and beyond. Grab your passport and pack a bag, because you’re about to embark on a journey you’ll never forget! Stacked Symbols, Stacked Wilds, and a Collect-2-Wild Bonus lead to spectacular jackpots!

We here at High 5 Games have plenty of interests outside of making the best slots around. In honor of Geo Quest’s imminent release, High 5-er Lori is here to talk to you about geocaching, one of her hobbies:

Geocaching? What?

Exactly! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor scavenger hunt that is conducted through the use of a GPS. The goal is to locate geocaches, which are hidden everywhere and contain all types of random stuff, through the use of certain coordinates (longitude and latitude for the win!). People from around the world can play anytime, anywhere.

Fun! How do I play?

Playing is pretty simple, and the official rules can be found on www.geocaching.com. To get started, you visit the aforementioned website and type in your zip code to view the hidden caches near you. Each cache has its own set of coordinates that you then put into your GPS (you can use a handheld device, a smartphone app, or a car GPS). The cache page not only gives you coordinates, but also a description of the container, its size, any specialty items inside, and sometimes even hints. Believe it or not, there are over 2 million active geocaches and over 5 million geocachers worldwide!

What’s inside a cache?

There are many different types of caches that can be found, ranging from large ammo cases to nano-sized rock decoys. Inside every cache, aside from whatever else you find, and no matter how big or small, is a log book. Everyone that finds the cache gets to log their name inside; once that’s done, you can also mark it on the cache page online to let everyone know what you found (or didn’t find).

You are typically able to find items inside larger caches. Many themed caches exist, where fellow geocachers can take and leave things like CDs, or music, or foreign currency. Don’t start geocaching just to turn a profit, though; if you take something, you must leave something of equal or greater value. You might also find trackables inside a geocache, which are basically dog tags that travel the world living in different caches (sort of like a Where’s George dollar).

Some of the most unique caches I’ve found in the past include a fake spider on a tree in a park, a magnetic fake bolt underneath a guardrail, and an ammo container in the woods that contained foreign currency. I currently am trying to figure out where to place a cache that looks like a piece of chewed gum, but is really a tiny magnet! I doubt anyone will ever discover it, but I still want to find the perfect location so it doesn’t get lost or stolen.

Some High 5-ers take the plunge…

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I took some High 5-ers on a rendezvous to find one of the caches hidden in Madison Square Park in New York City. The weather did not cooperate during our first attempt – it poured the whole afternoon. Being determined geocachers, we went out looking anyway but came up short. The second time we went it was beautiful out, and using the hints given to us, we were able to find the cache! That tricky bugger was magnetized inside a street post – you would have never known it was there unless you were looking for it. We all had a great time flexing our detective skills and looking like weirdos in the park!

Go out and play!

Geocaching is a lot of fun, and practically free to do! I love exploring new areas in towns that I’ve been to a hundred times. Geocaching gives you a whole new perspective on the world around you, which is brimming with secrets just out of sight and waiting to be discovered.

We’re interested in what you’re interested in! If you have any cool hobbies or stories you’d like to share, leave us a comment below!

Be sure to check out Geo Quest when it debuts later this week at Shake the Sky!