In news that is sure to thrill fans of the hit Netflix comedy drama show, Orange is the New Black, slot machine behemoth International Game Technology (IGT) has announced a brand new slot game themed around the show that is set in a prison. There will be two versions of the game available on IGT’s impressive cabinet known as Center Stage Duo. Each of the versions plays out on the large 55” top screen, while the players can also take in clips and sound bytes from the show. Each game will have unique features and give fans of the hit show new ways to enjoy it. The game, which has five reels and 30 pay lines will also be available on internet based casinos.
It goes without saying that Orange is the New Black’s main character Piper Kerman gets a lot of play on the slot game and this is good news for fans of lead actress Taylor Schilling. However, other inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary also feature in it as the game progresses. Other interesting features of the game include a Wild Feature with Crazy Eyes, More Symbols feature with Alex and Double Games with Mendoza. Piper’s All Features leads to a massive reward since it combines all bonus rounds.
Jenji Kohan’s show has been critically acclaimed as well as commercially successful, and it has built an immense fan base, which will be eager to play the new slot game. There is a lot of money to be won here thanks to the many bonus features contained in the show. The story was broken at the ongoing Global Gaming Expo, which is taking place in Las Vegas. The brand new game promises to be a blockbuster given that it has the perfect combination of exciting audio and visuals with the opportunity to win at multiple levels. The game, which is being made in collaboration with Lionsgate Studios, is expected to hit the market sometime in 2016.
The studio has yet to reveal the casinos that will get to host this game when it is finally launched. However, the game will also be featured prominently on DoubleDown Casino, IGT’s social gaming website for desktop and mobile. The decision to launch the social version of DoubleDown Casino is a very good one since increasing number of people opt to watch their favourite shows on their PCs, laptops or mobile devices and not only on televisions.
Lionsgate’s decision to extend their hit show to the gaming world has created a lot of excitement since it gives fans another way to interact with the show. The studio has previously entered the gaming industry by investing in gaming company Telltale Games. The company has plans to convert its hits such as The Hunger Games and Divergent into games meant for social media and mobile platforms. It is clear to see that the gaming industry is looking for new and innovative ways to stay relevant given that peoples’ gambling and gaming habits are changing to keep pace with the latest technology.