Push Gaming’s newest slot release Land of Zenith is a ‘natural fit’ for the developer, according to Toby Woolhouse, Product Owner at the company.
In the latest edition of Beyond the Reels, SlotBeats was joined by Woolhouse to discuss the 6×4 video slot with 30 playlines and nods to classic fantasy literature as players journey through the sky to uncover ‘exquisite’ treasures.
“Initially, the team was led by one of our illustrators on the project and he put together this really striking set of sketches and background locations, all sensed around these floating islands and lands in the sky,” Woolhouse explained.
“When we were working on this project in the early stages, we didn’t have a theme in mind. Sometimes there’s a game where it comes together really clearly… that wasn’t the case here. We had a selection of features and the general game flow we wanted to work on but we weren’t sure how that would be represented or what that theme should look like. “
Within the title is the Disc Mechanism that triggers features throughout the player’s journey through the sky. If the player lands the Turner symbol on the reels, it will turn the three coloured discs of the Mechanism in any direction.
Players must align one fill groove on the Disc Mechanism to trigger the Bouncing Mystery feature. Once this commences, the Mystery Orbs rapidly bounce across the reels, creating more Mystery symbols.
Furthermore, if they align a full groove, the Mechanism turns gold and players are directed into the Hypermode Free Spins feature. During this mode, the player has 20 seconds of Free Spins. If a Wild lands, the reels spin faster. If the retrigger meter fills up, additional time is added to the round.
He continued: “It was during a concepts day, where everyone across the company can come and pitch ideas, that the illustrator previously mentioned brought forth the set of sketches and theme ideas and upon seeing that, the visuals of the ancient technology really solidified the entities of the ideas that we had in our heads. We thought it felt like a natural fit.”
Upon the launch, Push Gaming’s CEO, James Marshall, hailed the title as a ‘beautifully designed adventure in the clouds’, with a modern and engaging twist to the slots experience.
“Once players get their hands on it, I’m sure that they’ll have as much fun playing it as we did developing it,” Marshall commented. “It’s yet another hugely entertaining title to add to our content portfolio.”