Ocean’s Glory and Legends of Troy Make 50 Games at H5C Mobile

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There are 50 states in America. Fifty ways to skin a cat (or something like that). I’ve procrastinated 50 times while writing this post. And now, there are 50 premium slots available for on-the-go-gaming at High 5 Casino Mobile!

Ocean’s Glory and Legends of Troy were added to High 5 Casino for iOS late last week. Ocean’s Glory lets you leave land behind and head out on an aquatic adventure that will leave you breathless – both from the beauty of your surroundings and the huge jackpots you’ll snag with Super Symbols! Legends of Troy, which arrives unlocked for all players, sends you back millennia to ancient Greece. There, you’ll see the legendary soldiers whose famous story lives on forever, while winning big with Scatter Bucks and Stacked Wilds!

Make sure to head to the App Store today and download the latest version of our app if you haven’t already; while you’re there, please leave us some feedback so we know what you like about High 5 Casino Mobile and what you’d like to see us change in the future.

Fun Summer Games at High 5 Casino

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Here at the NYC HQ of High 5 Games, for better or worse, it finally feels like summer. For me, that’s mostly for the worse. I’m not looking forward to three or four months of sunburns that turn into farmer’s tans, or to constantly feeling sweaty and sticky. A quick glance at my phone – which can tell temperature more reliably than it can send text messages or receive calls – reveals it’s 85 degrees Fahrenheit today, and it’s only going to get hotter. Don’t get me wrong though; there are plenty of things to like about summer. High 5 Casino has lots of games with a summery feel. If you’re looking to beat the heat while still having fun, check out these awesome H5C summer slots:

Island Eyes

Sparkling like emeralds from the shadows, her eyes will captivate you. Set forth on an adventure to find true love, hidden treasures… and unlock the secret of her Island Eyes. Island Eyes features Super Stacks, which lead to spectacular wins. Plus, you can pretend like you’re vacationing on a beautiful, warm island! Wherever you are currently, you’d probably rather be on an island. If you’re currently reading this from an island, I hate you.

Ocean’s Glory

Ocean’s Glory is a magical escape into the deep blue sea. Leave land behind and head out on an aquatic adventure that will leave you breathless after big wins with Super Symbols. Frolicking dolphins, magnificent whales, and other mesmerizing sea creatures will guide you as you explore the untold wonders waiting for you in the depths of the ocean – go find them! And try to avoid those annoying stinging jellyfish.

Golden Odyssey

Summer is definitely the best time to embark on an odyssey; you don’t want to be tripping around the world in bad weather (just ask Odysseus). Golden Odyssey lets you experience an epic tale of loyalty and temptation in the wake of the Trojan War. Greek heroes, the gods of Mount Olympus, and the mythological Cyclops await you. Do you have the strength to complete your journey home, or will you be seduced ashore by the Sirens and their lovely songs? Come aboard the ship and find out. Even if you don’t have what it takes, you can still win big with Tumbling Reels, Split Symbols, and Stacked Wilds.

White Falls

Let the good times rain down upon you. White Falls depicts a fascinating and serene atmosphere for players looking to escape the commotion of ordinary life. With a dazzling heroine, stunning graphics, and rewarding features like Stacked Wilds, Connected Lines, and Horizontal Expanding Wilds, you can definitely let loose and have fun with this slot.

What games are you going to play at High 5 Casino today? Comment on this post and you could win a High 5 Games notebook to write your hopes and dreams of big wins in! Maybe we’ll even throw in an H5G pen or tote bag, too. Be sure to include your name and email in your comment so we can contact you if you win.

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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.

Slot Fundamentals: Super Symbols

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Slot Fundamentals is a column we’ll be running occasionally to help our players better understand how our games work. This edition deals with Super Symbols, a feature that can be found in many of our newer games.

The rush a slot player feels when long rows of matching symbols start to line up is one of the main reasons they continue returning to one particular game over another. High 5 Games tried to make that rush even more exciting with Super Symbols, a new feature that leads to bigger and more beautiful wins. How exactly do they work? Jeremy, an H5G software engineer, was kind enough to provide an explanation of Super Symbols:

“Super Symbols is an exciting new feature in several recent High 5 games. In a Super Symbols game, the reel strips have large, oversized versions of some of that game’s highest-paying symbols. If they land, they contribute to your win as if they were made of a grid of normal-sized symbols – there are 2 x 2, 3 x 3, even massive 4 x 4 Super Symbols in some games! That leads to huge wins, and they pay even if they don’t fully land on the screen, just so long as they form part of a winning combination. Look for Super Symbols on some of High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky’s newer games, including Ocean’s Glory, Stella Drive and the Orb of Chance, Zen Panda, Flying Warriors, and The Palladium.”

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

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Game Spotlight: The Palladium

I’m a great dancer. Everyone knows that. My skills are so intimidating, in fact, that girls always refuse to partner with me, and entire dance floors clear on my arrival. My secret: I’ve discovered that true rhythm lies not in the hips or the legs but rather in (drumroll, please) the arms and the hands. While most dancers try to move around and feel the music, I stand locked in place, feet firmly on the ground, pinwheeling my arms and contorting my hands to the beat like a man on fire, or someone trying to escape from a swarm of locusts.

One night club that I would’ve loved to check out is New York City’s The Palladium, which was renowned for hosting wild parties and the best Latin musicians from the mid-1940s until it closed in 1966. Although it’s been shuttered for almost 50 years, High 5-ers can now visit this famed hot spot, and drink and dance the night away while surrounded by glamorous characters in H5G’s new game The Palladium! Mario Ruiz, the art director of H5G’s 50 West studio, was kind enough to provide some details about the game’s creation:

“We wanted to incorporate a dance element into one of our slots, and mambo music and New York in the 1960s felt right. We found models who fit the part, but we also made sure that they could really dance. The Palladium was actually one of the first games we shot with live actors, so it felt almost like a test run. After we shot a few more live-action games, we ended up revisiting The Palladium, and added a bunch of different camera angles, costumes, and more dancers so it looked even better. The game has a certain West Side Story vibe to it that we think players will enjoy. It’s very energetic and colorful, and it looks so good in large part due to the efforts of Guillermo [animator], David [digital illustrator], and Scott [production artist].”

The Palladium has more than just a cool theme and top-notch art design going for it, though. It also features Super Symbols, a new gameplay innovation from High 5 Games that debuted in Ocean’s Glory. With Super Symbols, extra-large major and wild symbols can appear on the middle reels of the game. These symbols are sized 2×2, 3×3, and 4×4, and appear in addition to traditionally sized symbols. Super Symbols count as if each space they cover is occupied by that symbol, making it easier for players to achieve large wins on multiple lines at once that will have them feeling like VIPs!

What do you think of The Palladium? Which musical genres would you like us to base games on in the future?

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H5G Inks Historic Expanded Agreement with Bally Technologies

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Mere months after the first H5G-Bally games hit the market, Bally Technologies and High 5 Games have struck a deal to significantly increase their land-based partnership over the coming years. The new agreement will call for High 5 Games to produce more games than ever for Bally, in addition to the games already promised from their 2012 contract.

So why the expanded agreement? Basically, H5G and Bally decided to work together more after the two companies came together to release some of 2013’s most popular, beautiful, and innovative slot machines. Titles like Shadow Diamond, Golden Tower, Ocean’s Glory, and Stella Drive and the Orb of Chance premiered first on High 5 Casino and later in land-based casinos to much fanfare. It’s sort of like how if you baked some delicious chocolate and peanut butter cookies, and your friends gobbled them up quickly, next time you’d decide to make an even bigger batch of the same recipe, instead of switching to chocolate and anchovies or peanut butter and glass shards or something less desirable.

High 5 Games has retained the exclusive online, social, and mobile rights to the games called for in the new agreement, which means you’ll be able to find the cool new H5G-Bally games on High 5 Casino and elsewhere online!

What type of games would you like to see H5G and Bally make together?