Tuesday November 25,2014 : SPICY HORSE INTEGRATES WITH ODOBO
Sophisticated audio and graphic-rich first title for real money gaming
Gibraltar game developer Spicy Horse is the latest to join the Odobo HTML5 Developer Program and Marketplace for the real-money gaming industry.
Spicy Horse is known for its dark fantasy action game titles such as Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, The Gate and BigHead BASH. The studio is headed up by designer American McGee who developed American McGee's Alice: Madness Returns published by Electronic Arts and the first two Doom and Quake games published by iD software.
The studio's first release on the Odobo platform is the underworld title "Akaneiro", reworked in collaboration with Odobo's in-house studio, Wild Game Reserve. The real-money gaming title is a 5×3 slot version that retains its powerful Japanese Edo-era theme and captures characters and features from the original game.
Red (riding hood) remains the key character with blue karma crystals and red karma shards triggering free spins and bonus games. Players are challenged to slay the Yokai demons and slash their way through the evil forces that stand against them.
The game also features 25 paylines, 10 standard symbols, two wilds and two scatters. Each symbol is derived from the original game particularly the bonus scatters. Red karma shards, formed from the crystallised blood of slain Yokai, were originally a ‘power up' that provided extra lives or the energy required to activate powers. In the real-money version, they trigger 10 free spins. Blue karma crystals have been adapted from an in-game form of currency to act as a trigger for the four picks bonus game.
"I was determined that the game should reflect the thought and features that made the original so successful," said McGee. "I couldn't be happier with the result and without Odobo we would not have navigated the minefield of regulation to build this game.
"The team has handled all the necessary real-money requirements from maths to localisation and turned Akaneiro into impressive and fully compliant real-money entertainment."
Mark McGinley, Studio Manager at Wild Game Reserve, added: "It's been a pleasure to work with Spicy Horse on this project. It's been an exciting challenge for both sides with a shared determination to do this great title justice. We're really proud of the result."
Check out the demo at http://odo.bo/p/akaneiro it’s worth a look.