A narrow opening or position, for example, a hole or groove in which something can fit, such as a coin or a lightbulb. Also: an assignment or job position; a time slot in a schedule or program. The car seat belt slotted into place easily.
A game based on spinning reels with symbols that can pay out credits if they line up on a winning payline. Depending on the type of machine, a player inserts cash or, in “ticket-in, ticket-out” machines, a paper ticket with a barcode into a slot to activate the reels and start a spin. The symbols are determined by a random number generator (RNG), and the player earns credits if they match a winning combination of symbols on a pay line. Some symbols are wild and can replace other symbols to complete a win.
In the United States, the word jackpot can refer to a large prize won for gambling or in a sweepstakes or lottery, but it entered the English lexicon in the late 19th century as a specific term for a prize accumulated by the pot after several hands of poker where no one could beat a pair of jacks or better. The concept of a jackpot has since spread to other gambling games.
After your team finishes art and wireframes, they need to build a prototype or minimum viable product (MVP). A MVP is an early version of your slot that allows you to showcase gameplay and get feedback from users before developing a full-fledged game.