Gemstone Mine Interview with James Jelliffe

Welcome to an exclusive interview with James Jelliffe, the Head of Game Design at Stakelogic. Today, we unearth the exciting world of “Gemstone Mine,” our latest online slot release. This game promises an adventure with stunning graphics, engaging features, and the potential for big wins. Let’s explore the intricacies and standout elements of Gemstone Mine with the mastermind behind its design.

James, what inspired the concept and theme of Gemstone Mine?

James Jelliffe: The inspiration for Gemstone Mine came from the allure and mystery of discovering hidden treasures. We wanted to create an immersive experience where players could feel the excitement of exploring an abandoned mine filled with radiant crystals and untold riches. The underground setting also allowed us to play with stunning light effects and refractions while the dynamic features keep players engaged. The key features of the game work incredibly well with this theme and give players a genuine discovery experience.

Can you tell us more about the standout features of Gemstone Mine?

JJ: Gemstone Mine is a cascading cluster pays game with an 8×8 grid and features that synergise perfectly with each other. One of the key features of Gemstone Mine is our use of multiplier symbols. These are hidden behind blocks on the outermost reels and rows, and when adjacent wins occur, these multipliers are revealed and applied to the total win. The values range from x2 to a massive x500, creating thrilling possibilities for massive payouts, as these numbers combine for the total multiplier amount. As players break the blocks and earn the multipliers the grid expands with more symbols landing in these new positions, increasing the chances of further wins and further multipliers. The game boasts an 8×8 grid with cluster pays and cascading wins, which adds to the excitement and potential for continuous wins.

The max multiplier of x7500 is quite impressive. How can players achieve such high multipliers in Gemstone Mine?

JJ: Achieving high multipliers involves a combination of uncovering multiplier symbols during the base game or free spins. In the free spins, these multipliers accumulate and are added to a total multiplier which will multiply the total wins. It’s important to note that the total multiplier value is also progressive for the course of the free spins, meaning players can continuously build up that accumulated multiplier value with each spin. Players can also buy into the Super Bonus round for a chance to start the free spins with already revealed multipliers, increasing their chances of accumulating those big wins. This feature ensures that every spin holds the promise of substantial rewards.

Could you explain the free spins feature and how it enhances the gaming experience in Gemstone Mine?

JJ: The free spins feature in Gemstone Mine is triggered by landing four or more bonus symbols on the reels. Players can receive up to 30 free spins, and additional free spins can be retriggered during the bonus round. What’s unique here is that the total multiplier collected during free spins is progressive and does not reset. Players can continuously add to the total win multiplier by earning multiplier symbols throughout the free spins session. This can lead to some incredibly rewarding outcomes and keeps the adrenaline high.

Lastly, tell us about the Super Buy Bonus feature. How does it work, and what benefits does it offer to players?

JJ: The Super Buy Bonus is an exciting option for players who want to dive deep, straight into the action. For a cost of 100x the bet, players can instantly trigger the free spins Buy Bonus round or select 250x the bet for the Super Buy Bonus option. The Super Buy Bonus starts the free spins with all blocks already damaged and multiplier values slightly revealed. This significantly boosts the chances of hitting large multipliers and adds an extra layer of excitement for players looking to maximise their potential winnings.

Thank you, James, for giving us an inside look at the development and features of Gemstone Mine. It’s clear that a lot of creativity and innovation has gone into making this game a great adventure for players. We look forward to seeing Gemstone Mine become a favourite among our audience.

Be sure to try your luck and see if you can uncover the hidden treasures in the depths of the Gemstone Mine!