New in 2023
After 20 man-years of R&D, 2023 sees the launch of the next generation of Slot Designer.
The prior generation of Slot Designer made the design of certain categories of games almost trivial. The challenge for this next generation was to extend this simplicity to support the design of vastly more complex games, while supporting all possible slot games.
Slot Designer 2023 supports the efficient design of extremely complex modern slot games, including those with metamorphic and persistent state. Commonly known examples of these games include Hold and Spin, Sticky Wild, Megaways, Shifting Reels, progressives and Cascading Reels.
As a concrete example, one popular type of game has an Microsoft Excel spreadsheet so large that it takes more than 5 minutes just to open it. Building this spreadsheet in the first place takes a considerable amount of time and skill. The game can be implemented in the previous generation of Slot Designer in about 500k lines of (machine generated) code, but only takes 60 lines of code in Slot Designer 2023. This game can now created in Slot Designer and analysed faster than Excel can open the spreadsheet.
The update to our free book “Elements of Slot Design” expands on the issue of complexity in Slot Games and shows a few examples of games implemented with Slot Designer 2023. See the publications page.