Basketball

Welcome to the introductory section devoted to the development of graphic materials and illustrations for the slot machine “Basketball”. Many people with the word “basketball” may have different associations, such as stuffing a ball or squeaking shoes on the polished field of the game hall, but not everyone knows the history of the origin of this sport. Back in 1891, a teacher at the College of Youth Christian Association of Springfield, James Naismith tied two empty baskets of peaches to the balcony railing of the sports hall and, by dividing eighteen students into two teams, offered them a game, the meaning of which was to throw more balls into the basket of rivals. The game, called “basketball”, only vaguely reminiscent of modern sport. Dribbling didn’t exist, the players only threw a basketball to each other, standing in place, and then tried to throw it into the basket, with both hands only from below or from the chest, and after a successful throw one of the players climbed onto the staircase attached to the wall and extracted the ball from the basket. At this time, basketball is a world sport, participation in which takes a lot of professional players from all over the world.

Basketball_reels

 

Below you can see a preliminary, draft version of the main background image for the slot machine “Basketball”. This rough draft served as an excellent starting point for drawing a more detailed final version which you can see below and compare the similarities and differences with the preliminary version.

basketball_bg-sketch

 

This is the final version of the thematic background image for the slot machine “Basketball”. Here you can see a carefully cleaned game room, waiting for an inflow fans of sports and ordinary spectators on the eve of a new match and confrontation of famous basketball teams.

basketball_bg

 

Here you can see preliminary, sketch versions of thematic game symbols from the category “High”. These are early concepts, which served as an excellent start to the continuation of the work, and as a result you can see their final versions, as well as compare their similarities and differences with the preliminary sketches.

basketball_high_symbols_sketches

 

And this are the final versions of the special symbols from the category “High”. In this category there are three unique symbols that bring a large number of points to the player, and getting of several symbols will further increase the number of winning points and allow to participate in the bonus game.

basketball_high_symbols

 

Here you can see preliminary, sketch versions of thematic game symbols from the category “Regular”. Getting of these symbols at the game reels brings the usual number of points to the player, and obtaining of several symbols will multiply the number of winning points.

basketball_regular_symbols_sketches

 

And this are the final versions of the thematic game symbols from the category “Regular”. In this category there are five unique symbols that bring the usual number of points to the player, and obtaining of several symbols will multiply the number of winning points.

basketball_regular_symbols

 

Here you can see preliminary, sketch versions of thematic game symbols from the category “Low”. In this category there are four unique symbols in the form of capital letters of card suits and that bring a small amount of points to the player, and getting of several symbols will multiply the number of winning points.

basketball_low_symbols_sketches

 

Final versions of thematic game symbols from the category “Low” are also available. In this category there are four unique symbols in the form of capital letters of card suits and that bring a small amount of points to the player, and getting of several symbols will multiply the number of winning points.

basketball_low_symbols

 

This is a preliminary, draft version of the additional background image for the bonus game. This rough draft served as an excellent starting point for drawing a more detailed final version which you can see below and compare the similarities and differences with the preliminary version.

basketball_bonus-sketch

 

This is the final version of the additional background image for the bonus game. Once you have a bonus combination of game symbols, the slot machine will notify you of the beginning of the bonus game, where you have to throw balls into the basket. The more basketballs you can throw, the more winning points you can earn.

basketball_bonus