Games By Daditz / April 13, 2017 Share Tweet Share A few days ago, Swedish slot specialist Quickspin has launched the news about their Achievements Engine, described as the „ground-breaking gamification module that drives player engagement and value“. Less than a week later, the company is unveiling their new video slot, Sakura Fortune, which is the first game to feature the new tool. So what is this innovation about? Quickspin Achievement Engine uses six unique game events within the supplier’s slots, such as a Scatter appearance or wins involving two wild icons, and rewards these achievements with Quickspin tokens. These can be cashed in to trigger the game’s bonus features, such as free spins, re-spins, side games, and so on. A designated page within each Quickspin slot will allow players to track their progress and claim and collect their rewards. „By giving back players part of their expected losses via Quickspin tokens, we can add huge value to their experience“, says Quickspin CEO Daniel Lindberg. He believes this to be an effective tool for driving player engagement and goes on to explain: „Inside all of us is an achiever, a part of our brain that likes to complete tasks in return for rewards. By building this into our slots via our Achievements Engine, we can better engage players and offer them a more fun and immersive experience.“ A Fairytale Brought to Life Described as a fairytale brought to life, Sakura Fortune takes us to a magical world of blossom trees, samurai warriors and golden dragons, where a beautiful heroine goes head-on against evils emperors to accumulate immense fortunes. Visually impressive 5-reel and 40-payline slot packs several lucrative features, namely free spins, re-spins, and a mystery nudge feature. Two fully-stacked Princess wilds trigger Sakura Fortune Respins which keep delivering until no more wild symbols appear on the reels. Scatters activate free spins with sticky expanding wilds awarding additional free games, while the mystery nudge feature nudges partially visible stacked wild into a full stack. At the same time, Achievements Engine will award tokens to reward players for completing the tasks, allowing them to cash the tokens in and gain access to the game feature. This beautifully executed HTML5 video slot follows the success of Irish-themed Leprechaun Hills and the likes of Hot Sync, Phoenix Sun and Dragon Shrine. To get a feel for how the new game looks and plays, check out the preview at http://quickspin.com/slots/sakura-fortune/. Quickspin Software: Quality and Innovation The Swedish game studio, well-known for developing high-quality video slots, was founded in 2011 with a mission to create the kind of games they themselves would love to play. Quality and innovation demonstrated in their products have led to an acquisition by a market leader in the gambling industry, Playtech, in 2016. Quickspin’s new launch is in line with the mother company’s strategy of integrating real-time engagement and retention functionalities to its product offering. Having proudly launched their innovative gamification module, the company now eagerly awaits the response of players and operators. But they’re more than confident the feed-back will be positive.