resh from its worldwide launch at IGE will be Octavian’s new High Drive Progressive Jackpots gaming system. Similar to Octavian ExtraCash, which has proved to be popular with operators and players worldwide, High Drive is a new version of the company’s fully integrated auto-payout jackpot concept.
High Drive connects small groups of gaming machines and one or more plasmas into highly visual, revenue-generating hot spots. This system runs six progressive jackpots and two mystery jackpots and features the distinctive, animated ‘Lucky Bird’ character. Operators can choose from an initial set of four themed High Drive games – Pilot School, Night Taxi, Cinemania and Grand Cruise – and there are more titles on the way.
Also running will be a new Sic Bo game for casino slots, which brings Octavian’s renowned graphics quality and gameplay to the ancient Chinese dice game.
Spot The Ball, meanwhile, is a brand-new football game delivered in partnership with Gextech, creators of the Fantastic League, the world’s leading virtual football game. An exclusive tie-up between Octavian and Gextech brings Spot The Ball to land-based fixed-odds terminals.
“Working hand-in-hand with Gextech and using the latest technology, we are making this well-known football betting format available across a wide range of gaming operations and venue types,” said Octavian CEO Harmen Brenninkmeijer. “With the World Cup 2010 fast approaching, the timing for this new on-screen football game couldn’t be better,” added Brenninkmeijer.
These terminals can run on either of the Octavian Symphony management platforms – Symphony DE (Downloadable Games Edition) or Symphony LE (Lottery Edition).
Octavian will use G2E Asia to demonstrate the proven systems capabilities that underpin the company’s rich and varied solution offering to casino, AWP and lottery operators. Octavian’s Symphony platforms are increasingly used to deliver the highest levels of flexibility, both in operational terms and during development.
Evidence of this will be on show in Macau, with special emphasis on recent work for a major gaming operator. For this customer, Octavian developed a Lottery system that manages both the entirely random selection of winners (using Symphony DE) and the selection of random wins from a pre-defined games series (using Symphony LE). Games were developed by third-party games developers (Super Dice for Symphony DE, and Find Treasure and 3x3 for Symphony LE). In this instance, one developer connected to the Octavian network protocol, while the other connected to the API (Application Programming Interface) in the lottery terminal.