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Castle Builder II: More than Just an Online Pokie

Browsing through the innards of the vast and complex world of online gaming, I’m sure you have stumbled upon online pokie reviews that have praised the entertainment value and amazing visuals of this online pokie or that one. For pokie fans, these reviews are very useful in showing them where to look for their next favorite game, yet for other categories of casual game fans, they might not have much to say. Unless, of course, they are about Microgaming’s upcoming new pokie, Castle Builder II, which is more than just a simple slot machine.

Castle Builder

Rabcat is a name not many gamers know, although they are probably familiar with their work. The Austrian company has created game art, characters, vehicles, and weapons for a variety of high-profile video games, including Overwatch, Forza Horizon 2, The Crew, and Payday 2. Rabcat has a history of over a decade in providing video game developers with premium digital art content, contributing to the atmosphere and the success of many great games.


The company’s name might sound much more familiar to online casino game enthusiasts. Rabcat’s gambling productions division has given the world quite a few beautiful and entertaining video slot machines, including titles like Dragon’s Myth, Frozen Diamonds, and Castle Builder, a title that was nominated to EGR’s Game of the Year award in 2013. Castle Builder was a successful game, which in the game of video games usually means one thing: a sequel.

Rabcat has presented Castle Builder II at this year’s ICE Totally Gaming. The game will be released through Microgaming’s desktop and mobile gaming network in the second quarter of 2017.

Castle Builder II

Most pokies are good for one thing: spinning reels and cashing in wins. Castle Builder was different from the very beginning: instead of focusing on the wins, its players had to collect materials for their building projects. As they progressed through the game, players would encounter increasingly complex building projects that were increasingly rewarding to complete. This wasn’t enough, though, for pokies fans around the world – a sequel had to come. And it finally will.

Castle Builder II feels a bit like a mix between an online pokie and a city building game. Players will have to proceed through a series of kingdoms, each with a number of building projects to choose from. Players will have the chance to choose between three player avatars, each of them with their own special features – like bigger rewards, free spins, and their likes. During the game, players can unlock achievements, gather experience points, and become better builders overall.

“We have had great success with Castle Builder, launching the game to over 80 operators worldwide, Thomas Schleischitz, CEO, and Founder of Rabcat
said upon presenting the game. “The second installment provides extended gameplay and high replay value by way of more kingdoms, more levels, and more achievements. By embracing the concept of unlocking content and continuous progression, the game encourages players to come back for more.”