Israeli Livetronica Act, G-Nome Project, To Hit Chicago During Its Triumphant Return To The U.S.

first_imgShow Info:Bands:    G-Nome ProjectVenue:    Tonic Room – 2447 N. Halsted Street – Chicago, IL 60614Date:       Thursday – November 9th, 2017Time:      Doors 8pm / Show 9pmTickets:  $15adv / $20dos (Purchase tickets here) Israeli livetronica act G-Nome Project—composed of keyboardist Eyal Salomon, guitarist Shlomo Langer, bassist Zechariah Reich, and drummer Chemy Soibelman—has taken their local scene by storm, selling out venues in their hometown, all the way to Tel Aviv with their brand of electro-funk. However, the G-Nome Project does not always get the chance to make it stateside, so when they do, it’s always a treat. This fall, the group is embarking on a tour across the United States, with thirteen dates currently laid out. During this upcoming fall tour, the group will its triumphant return to Chicago, with a special performance at the Tonic Room on Thursday, November 9th. (Purchase tickets here).In an interview with L4LM earlier this year, Salomon describes the burgeoning Israeli music scene and the inherently American roots of jam music: “The Israeli music scene has actually been on an upswing. The indie scene has produced some great bands recently. Trance is huge here. So is Jazz and Pop. Here in Jerusalem, the city sponsors multiple huge pop-up street concerts each month. But that is usually all very mainstream music. I think there’s something inherently American about the jam scene. It’s not only lacking in Israel; it’s pretty much lacking everywhere in the world outside of America (and Canada). This was one of the things that inspired us to create G-Nome.” You can take a listen to the full audio of G-Nome Project’s performance at Nectar’s in Burlington, Vermont, on September 1st, 2015, to get a taste of the magic that’ll be going down in Chicago early next month. Tickets for G-Nome Project’s show at Tonic Room on Thursday, Nov. 7th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here.last_img read more

Ivo Marinovic, NSoft: How Lucky Six is proving enduring appeal in time of crisis

first_img Shared Vision: Sportradar backs NSoft’s new AI-powered product June 3, 2020 Submit NSoft adds virtuals onto EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 5, 2020 Igor Vasilj: Making sure the price is still right for NSoft May 22, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Number-based games have always provided a bridge between the sportsbook and casino sectors for NSoft, whose unique offering includes Roulette, Next Six, Lucky X and Keno, as well as Lucky Six – still its most lucrative game despite launching almost a decade ago.Now more than ever, NSoft has seen the advantages of number-based games acknowledged by sportsbook operators left short by the huge drop-off in live sports action.SBC News took the opportunity to speak with NSoft’s Product designer Ivo Marinovic, a creator of Lucky Six and many other NSoft games. We asked him a few questions about the history of Lucky Six and why it is still so popular amongst operators and players.SBC: Thanks for talking to us, Ivo. First of all, how did you get into product design?IM: At that time, 12 years ago, NSoft was a small company. I had been interested in art and design from an early age and motion design was just an extension of that. 3D design, modeling, animation, processing followed by after-effects compositing are the things that caught my attention immediately. One thing was leading to another. I found myself in front of a challenge when Igor (NSoft founder) gave me a sketch in a few sentences of what is now NSoft’s Lucky Six. There is an interesting story behind it. Immediately after a sketch, we had a client, and a deadline, an impossible one – a month. Of course, nobody believed we would make it – hence the deadline. In the beginning, I could do a couple of key-frames and would get lost. Tommy, our genius but silent developer, was very patient and after a few exhausting and sleepless nights we managed it, the client got the MVP and what was even more crazy – he liked it. SBC: The successful launch of a gaming product is no small feat – even after you’d managed to meet this “impossible” deadline. How did it get recognised on the market? What about the first trade-show and the initial feedback from clients?IM: Every company is different. Every market is different. But every successful product launch example has one thing in common: a story behind it. Our first trade show participation was a real road trip to ICE London in 2011. We had only heard about it, but four of us packed a couple of PC’s with Lucky Six – created in June 2010 – and some other products and off we went. To London, by car, with no marketing materials. We were fascinated with the variety of offered products but managed to gather a few leads. We were in the game. And suddenly, there were 30+ people in the company. The business extended and income multiplied. Players loved it, but so did the competition. It was necessary to keep the pace in front, to make frequent upgrades. Version after version, Lucky Six has become the industry standard.SBC: Why do you think Lucky Six has held its appeal for such a long time? Have you made significant upgrades to the product over the years?IM: When you’re launching a new product, it’s critical to keep key internal project managers and users in the loop, asking for feedback along the way. Asking a few trusted clients to test your product will give you incredibly valuable insight and will tell you a lot about your product. You’ll get feedback on the product appearance, usability and performance that is better learned before launch than after.Lucky Six was launched before the aforementioned procedures that NSoft now has. Luckily it worked out. However, Lucky Six is indeed a great product. It is optimised to run on almost every low-end machine as well as on the top quality ones. It was an amazing adventure of discovering different components and their improvements; we have added specials, introduced a fancy 3D graphic, realistic look and finally extended it to multiple channels. Lucky Six literally runs on everything from mini PC’s to android devices, tablets, notebooks, kiosks and the web – every channel and on every device. It is constantly undergoing architectural improvements, automation, modularity improvements and design polishing, while we are also adding special bets, extending multi-language offering and boosting the product responsiveness. SBC: What do you think players would recognise as the key features?IM: I’m certain that a game that’s kept is the allure for such a long period of time has to have that x-factor. Lucky Six experience feels simple, natural, not manufactured. It is easy to play, customizable, fast and offers great chances to win. You know, when a player realizes that a computer is behind the interaction, whether due to the bad programming or bad design choices you lose them, the UX becomes crucial. It must be crucial in any industry, especially in ours. SBC: Is there anything else you can add about the Lucky Six story?IM: There were millions of little things that I didn’t mention. But I hope I gave you a glimpse of what was to build and maintain one of the most popular products in the business.Lucky Six is definitely NSoft’s most popular draw-based game. To find out why more than 840 million Lucky Six tickets were played in 2019, contact NSoft’s sales team at [email protected]last_img read more

Fr Brian hoping for a close shave, trim and plenty of funds!

first_imgA popular priest in having his beloved locks cut in a bid to raise much-needed funds for the youth of his local parish.Fr Brian Ó’Fearraigh is renowned across West Donegal for his mane of generous hair.But now the cleric has decided he’s for the chop in a bid to raise some much-needed cash. The money raised will go towards providing a dedicated Youth Drop-In Centre, Ionad Óige Ghaoth Dobhair.It is hoped that this multi-purpose Youth Resource Centre will meet the social, recreational, educational and personal needs of the community’s young people.Fr Brian’s sponsored cut and shave will take in no less than three locations on September 15th next.The first cut begins in Leo’s Tavern at 9.30pm, moving to Sean Óg’s for 10.30pm and finishing the shave in Teach Mhici at 11.30pm. Fr Brian said “So please, come along and join us on the night! Ooops the most important part, dig deep my friends: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE donate what you can to this cause.“I look forward to seeing you on the night, when all this hair is clipped back from my eyes!”So far a total of more than €600 has been raised from a target of €5,000. Fr Brian hoping for a close shave, trim and plenty of funds! was last modified: July 29th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fr Brian Ó’FearraighfundsGaoth Dobhairshavelast_img read more