H5C BBQ

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We here at High 5 Games hope that all of our players had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday; I spent Monday in a haze brought on by an excess of beer and burgers that has only recently lifted. All of the grilling and schmoozing and fireworks over the weekend got me thinking which High 5 Casino characters would be fun to have at a barbecue. Here’s what I came up with:

Golden Knight

The Golden Knight definitely knows his way around a grill. He could probably even go out and track down some more food if need be. Plus, you know with that sword of his he’ll totally be in charge of carving and serving food. Anyone who tries to pick from his plate should expect a nasty punishment, though…

Jazz

We all know that good music is a big part of any successful shindig. What could be better than the musicians from Jazz providing the tunes for your backyard barbecue?

This is sort of selfish reasoning, but if you invite The Empress Josephine you know you’re getting some absurd present from her. She’ll bring you a goblet made of rubies or something while everyone else is drinking out of plastic cups. You could pawn that goblet and then throw a barbecue every weekend for the rest of your life!

Bad parties seem like they never end, while good parties always end way too soon. If you invite the Empress of Time to your barbecue, you know you can either run it back if you’re having a good time or fast forward to the end if you’re bored and your creepy uncle won’t stop talking to you.

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High 5 Fight Club

We often ask our players over on the High 5 Casino fan page to comment on different game vs. game matchups. Today I’ll be offering my thoughts on two fascinating showdowns between four different High 5 Casino slots; take the polls below and let us know what you think!

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Empress of Time vs. Wellspring

Would you rather be able to control time like the Empress of Time or discover the Fountain of Youth like in Wellspring?

Both of these powers sound tempting, but I think I’d rather have the same abilities as the Empress of Time instead of finding the Fountain of Youth like in Wellspring. There are a lot of philosophical questions to ponder regarding whether or not immortality would be enjoyable: Would I be happy without my friends and family? Would my life still have meaning if I lived forever? Thinking about this stuff just makes my head hurt. On the other hand, I know for a fact I’d like to control time. For one, I’d never be late to work again! If I was going to miss my train I could just pause time for a few minutes and stroll to the station, instead of my normal routine of sprinting to the station only to have the train doors close in my face. I’d also never have to wait in line again, or listen to a particularly boring relative regale me with the same story I’ve heard for years. Basically, I could avoid all petty annoyances if I had the ability to control time, which I just can’t pass up.

EDGE: Empress of Time

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Golden Odyssey vs. Crystal Kingdom

Would you rather embark on a Golden Odyssey or visit the Crystal Kingdom?

Just for weather reasons alone, I have to say I’d rather embark on a Golden Odyssey than visit the Crystal Kingdom. Sure, the Crystal Kingdom might be a blast, but it looks really cold. Even the young queen who rules over the land doesn’t take her hands out of her weird, impractical single glove. Plus, bears and wolves protect the realm, and I’m not trying to deal with that, especially if I’m freezing. On the other hand, check out what they’re wearing in Golden Odyssey. They all look warm, which allows them to appreciate their epic journey in the wake of the Trojan War. In addition, I’m a sucker for ancient Greek culture, so I’d love having the chance to interact with Greek heroes, gods, and monsters like the Cyclops and the Sirens.

EDGE: Golden Odyssey

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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 there High 5-ers! Who’s ready for summer? It feels like it’s just around the corner! This week, I want to clear up some common points of confusion regarding High 5 Casino on Facebook and High 5 Casino for iOS.

1. Empress of Time multipliers

In Empress of Time, the multipliers can help you win big, but they’re not wild; to win, you must get the same symbol on several consecutive reels. Once you’ve done so, though, landing multipliers can turn a modest win into a huge jackpot!

2. Returning to the lobby quickly

If you’re in a game at High 5 Casino Mobile, and you want to get back to the lobby, select the ‘High 5 Casino’ logo in the upper left-hand corner. This is also a quick way to return to the lobby when you’re playing High 5 Casino on Facebook.

3. Accessing the coin store and the menu in the mobile app

There are now even easier ways to access the coin store and the menu at High 5 Casino for iOS. You can still use the menu or buy buttons, but now you can also use your finger to pull the coin store into view from the left and the menu into view from the right. You can do this both when you are in the lobby and when you are in a game.

I hope this clears up some confusion. If you have anything else you’re confused about, let me know, and I’ll be happy to address it next time! In the meantime, good luck and happy spinning both at High 5 Casino on Facebook and High 5 Casino for iOS!

H5C Fans Love Playing Purrfect & Other Totally Astounding High 5 Casino Stats

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

You guys and your cat games… You can’t seem to get enough of the live-action felines! We’re glad to see you like non-cat games too, though; check out all the top games for April and other High 5 Casino stats from the last month:

Total spins for the month: 4,976,062,864
Number of spins per day: 165,868,762
Total H5C money won: 4,709,868,411,108
Top 5 most played games: Purrfect, Empress of Time, She-Wolf, Kiss of the Rose, and Secrets of the Forest
Cumulative hours spent playing: 8,741,190*

*It would take roughly 12,140 people playing High 5 Casino 24 hours a day for the entire month of April to reach this insane number. How many hours do you think you spent at High 5 Casino last month?

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Ask the CEO

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Tony, the CEO of High 5 Games, was kind enough to write a guest column for High 5 Blog addressing some of the questions our players asked on the High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky fan pages.

Lucinda Lopez writes, “Mr. CEO: Lots of these games are at the real casino, and some are not. Do you think some of the other High 5 Casino games will eventually hit our local casinos, or are they only for use on Facebook? Like Pasión y Fuego!”

Hi Lucinda, thanks for reaching out. Moving forward, we absolutely plan to release as many of our social games as possible in land-based casinos. We’ve been premiering our most recent games on Facebook because it’s the fastest way to get our games to our loyal players. By debuting our slots on High 5 Casino or Shake the Sky Casino, we’re able to evaluate what our players like, and build large audiences for our titles before they hit land-based casinos. Social games like Stella Drive and the Orb of Chance and Ocean’s Glory have already launched in land-based casinos through Bally Technologies, and other games, like White Lion and Empress of Time, are set to debut in land-based casinos soon, also through Bally Technologies. Pasión y Fuego is actually one of many games from our social apps that are releasing to land-based casinos through Bally Technologies in the future.

Brendan McNees writes, “How long does it take to make a game, from creating the basic concept, art, music, through to actual implementation?”

Hello Brendan, great question. High 5 Games is a comprehensive production company, meaning every aspect of game creation is handled in-house. This allows us to make the best games, because we’re in control of the entire process. First, we work to identify key features that will lead to exciting gameplay, and once we’re happy with the results, we move onto choosing the best theme. From there, we work on the game’s animations, graphics, and music, and then it goes through quality assurance, to make sure it plays flawlessly and is paying back correctly. Throughout the whole process, we’re tinkering with the game in an effort to constantly improve it. Typically, the whole process from start to finish takes six to nine months, and we’re always working on multiple games at one time.

Lu Ferraz writes, “Nice to meet you. I like H5C very much and the graphics are amazing. I’ve never been to Vegas, so I’d like to know are the slots really this way? I hope you bring us more fantastic slots. Hugs from Brazil!”

Hey Lu, thanks for the kind words. One of the things that makes High 5 Games so unique is that our slots are exactly the same, regardless of the platform that you play them on. If you’re playing Dangerous Beauty at High 5 Casino, you can be assured that its gameplay, math models, and art design will be identical at High 5 Casino Mobile, in an online real-money casino, or in a land-based casino. We don’t alter the payouts of our social games using predetermined wins. We’re committed to authenticity, and we know our players appreciate the real gameplay. You always know what you’re getting when you play one of our slots, which is something our competitors choose not to say.

Derek Haley writes, “I love the slots in the casino. I play them often. Cave King, Sirens, Jaguar Princess. Do you have a favorite slot within your company you like the best? If so, please share it with me.”

Hi Derek, glad to hear you love the slots and play them often. It’s always nice to hear from players that are enjoying our games. We have created over 300 different slot games, so there’s a lot to choose from, and I love them all. I love each and every game. We put so much care into creating them, it’s impossible to choose just one.

Sabrina Hawkins Simmons writes, “Why does High 5 Casino not have access for Android phones and tablets?”

Hey Sabrina, good question. I know the availability of an Android app is a concern that is frequently voiced by our social players. I absolutely hear all your requests for an Android app; our community management team does an excellent job of sharing the feedback from our players, and I appreciate our players taking the time to let us know what they think.

I know there are thousands of people on the waiting list for Android. I, like you, am anxiously awaiting an Android release. We do our best on a daily basis to give our developers any support they need, so we can get the app out as soon as humanly possible. We expect to have a very high quality version of the app available when it releases.

Linda Wright writes, “Have you ever thought about starting up real accounts for your players where we can play and win real money?”

Thanks for the question, Linda. Sure, there are already a number of H5G games that are available for online real money play in regulated jurisdictions worldwide. As you may know, the state of New Jersey passed a bill last year that allows online gambling in approved online casinos within the state. CaesarsCasino.com will be High 5 Games’ first online partner in New Jersey. Within the next few weeks, six H5G games will be launching at Caesars’ online casino, and I definitely encourage all of our New Jersey fans to try out their favorite games. We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring our slots to players in new online gaming environments like New Jersey.

Introducing High Limit Games at High 5 Casino

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With over 85 premium games available at High 5 Casino, we felt like it was time to switch things up a little bit. We here at High 5 Games understand that moderation is normally a good thing, but we also realize that sometimes it’s a lot of fun to go a little overboard. Sometimes, when you feel like luck’s on your side, you want to bet big and win big. With High Limit games, you can do just that.

So, how exactly do High Limit games work? First off, they come unlocked, for everyone! You won’t have to wait until your next Milestone Player Level, or pray that Lady Luck helps you out on the lobby slot, to try out these titles. Instead, you’ll be able to spin each High Limit game the second it becomes available at High 5 Casino.

High Limit games also have different rules regarding the maximum bet you can make. In our other games, your maximum bet depends on your player level: for example, someone at player level 214 would be able to place a much larger wager in Double Da Vinci Diamonds than someone at player level 24. High Limit games, in contrast, do not have a maximum bet limit based on player level. In these titles, no matter what your player level, you can ante up as much as you’d like, and live the life of a casino kingpin! These high-roller games are adrenaline-packed fun, so if you love high-risk, high-reward scenarios, then be sure to try these slots out.

Empress of Time, which premiered today, is the first High Limit game at High 5 Casino! Go check it out, then tell us what you think in the comments below!

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Game Preview: Empress of Time

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Empress of Time is coming soon to High 5 Casino! You’ve probably heard the expression ‘Time is money’ before – in Empress of Time, this statement comes to life. Time is the only currency that matters, and the Empress controls its fair distribution. Of course, immense power creates many enemies. In this struggle of good vs. evil, will time end up in the wrong hands? If you choose to join the Empress of Time in her battle, you’ll be rewarded with 720 ways to win and Free Games with Increasing Multipliers.

Empress of Time was created by H5G’s Baby Ninja studio. H5G illustrator Jerry graciously provided some background on the making of Empress of Time:

“The theme was a lot of fun to work with, and allowed me to create these surreal complex backgrounds. I had so many different ideas that it was difficult for me to narrow them down, but in the end I really like how unique this game turned out. I hope players enjoy our take on a steampunk fantasy world.”

H5G animator Mike, who also worked extensively on Empress of Time, added:

“From an animation perspective, Empress of Time was a lot of fun because it required various layers of moving parts that needed to sync together. The way it was constructed was rather appropriate, since it’s inspired by the steampunk genre. The characters in the symbols were also a lot of fun to animate, and they all seem to exude very different personalities, which is very tough to convey in a three-second animation.”

Are you excited for the upcoming debut of Empress of Time at High 5 Casino? What type of games would you like to see us make in the future?

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