Hakkuseikkailu (Pickaxe Adventure)

  • Hakkuseikkailu is an interactive casino game where two players mine together to collect precious gems. 

    Grab a friend, pick up your pickaxe and excavate the rock wall to collect gems, make jeweled combos, and detonate TNT in the fast-paced bonus round! All gems unearthed benefits you and your partner, doubling your chances to win against the house! 

    Hakkuseikkailu was developed for RAY (Finland's Slot Machine Association) with the goal of bringing young adults in their 20s and 30s to RAY’s new Feel Vegas concept locations. 

    About the Client
    The purpose of Finland's Slot Machine Association (RAY) is to raise funds through entertaining, exciting and responsible gaming services. RAY's entire proceeds are used for supporting Finnish health and welfare organizations. 

    RAY’s slot machines and casino games can be played at thousands of locations which are looked after by the company’s business partners. Games can be found in hotels, restaurants, cafés, service stations, markets and kiosks. Even today, the majority of RAY’s revenue comes from slot machines. It is also possible to play at RAY’s own arcades. RAY develops and provides games for its gaming locations, as well as takes care of the maintenance.

    The Design Challenge 
    Based on user research, develop a new gaming terminal to be used in a modern arcade environment combining gaming with entertainment and social life in an urban setting.

    I was responsible for designing the game visuals, printed materials and conceptualizing the game console. Worked alongside programmers and engineers to realize final output of UI and manufactured gaming terminal.  
  • Event Gala Photos & Video
    Take a look at users playing Hakkuseikkailu (Pickaxe Adventure) for the first time:
  • Event printed materials included name tags, poster teaser and booklet:
  • Team Booklet
    This booklet provides more information on how we developed Hakkuseikkauli featuring chapters on client, team, sound, prototyping and game logic.

    Credit: Nikhil Gala created Solidworks model of gaming console. 
  • Design Process Book
    This process book includes information on user research, branding, interaction design, final game visuals as well as console and controller design.