Embark on a stardust-studded intergalactic tour with Astro Legends: Lyra and Erion, the groovy new slot game from renowned, independent Estonian developer Foxium.
Released exclusively through Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, Astro Legends follows lead character Lyra, frontwoman for a famous synthfunk band in the far-flung future, on a quest through the cosmos. Although Lyra is known for her earth-shattering solos, she has star power in more ways than one. As perhaps the last living peacekeeper from the long-abandoned planet Oratorio, it’s her secret, off-stage mission to bring positive change to every world she visits.
In Astro Legends, Lyra has been lured to the surface of the trading post planet Libretto by an eccentric artificial intelligence – and big-time synthfunk fan – named Erion. With players’ help, Lyra will draw on her both her keytar chops and her ancient birth-right to break Erion’s hold on the planet’s materials and escape in time to re-join her bandmates for the gig of a galactic lifetime.
The lighthearted science-fiction story of Astro Legends plays out on a gem-shaped grid, comprised of 22 crystal cells, with cluster pays that trigger when any 5 of the same symbols appear adjacently. But the simple surface hides some serious mechanical complexity. Wilds appear with randomly-chosen multipliers, respins raise the stakes, offering payouts of potentially thousands of times the total bet, and a unique bonus game sees Lyra shape-shift into her spirit form and sprint for freedom across several levels – gathering gems as she goes. After all, a popstar has to get paid!
Astro Legends is also one of the first games built on Foxium’s new in-house engine, which brings its lead characters to life with high-fidelity, 3D models and outstanding animations across all desktop and mobile platforms. And the in-game action is also supported by a specially-commissioned, adaptive synthesiser soundtrack, inspired by golden-age sci-fi greats.
“Astro Legends is the embodiment of everything we stand for,” explains Foxium Founder Ake Andre. “It contains a strong female lead, a unique theme, an engaging narrative with well-drawn characters, deep slot mechanics, and cutting-edge presentation. But the game is also a launch pad for a lot of new technologies that we believe set us apart from the competition; as well as our new real-time renderer, Astro Legends is the first outing for our achievements system. Across the board, our aim is to break the boundaries set by other studios, and to challenge the industry’s perception of what is possible in a story-driven slot games.”
Foxium is a Tallinn based creative game production studio founded in 2015. Thanks to an incredible mixture of creativity and experience Foxium keeps pushing the bar what can be expected from the studio. Most slot games are built around storytelling in order to give the end consumer a better game experience. Together with innovative gameplay, gamification, unique and modern game graphics, it’s very easy to recognize a Foxium game.