Stormcraft Studios, like many other similar casino gaming studios, is tied to the Quickfire platform. This was originally operated by Microgaming but is today under the ownership of Games Global. If you were wondering how such a small studio, with only a handful of slots, is present in hundreds of casinos, this is the answer. Of course, the quality of the games also means that different online casinos are proud to present the games to their players.
And when we say small studio, we really mean it. The company releases no more than a handful of slots each year, if that. Luckily, this is balanced by very high quality. Whether or not you can find similar games from other producers, you can be sure that these games easily compete for the top spot in any niche.
The company is based in South Africa.
A Short History
Like many other similar smaller gaming companies linked to the Quickfire platform, Stormcraft Studios was established around 2016. However, the team has actually been designing games for Microgaming for decades before that, for almost as long as the company itself has existed. The gaming studio is simply a fresh brand that now exists semi-independently.
The fact that the whole purpose of the company is to design at most two or three slots per year means that they don’t really make headlines. That is other than for the occasions when their games get launched. The only noteworthy point from the last couple of years is them continuing in the Quickfire platform after Games Global acquired the system.
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The Best of Online Slots
We know that the company likes to take its time to make sure that the games they publish are of the highest quality. But what does that actually mean? The easiest way to get the answer is to simply look at the sort of games the company makes:
- Immortal Romance 2
- Football Star Deluxe
- Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
- Jurassic Park Gold
- Fortunium Gold Mega Moolah
- Agent Jane Blonde Returns
- Thunderstruck Wild Lightning
- Fire Forge
- Break Away Deluxe
For anyone knowledgeable in casino games there are certainly some familiar names and brands in that list. And whilst these same brands have changed from Microgaming to Games Global, it still proves that the company is extremely closely linked to some of the biggest hits ever in online casinos.
Visuals and Effects
Excellent graphics take time to create, and adding next-level visuals on top of that takes even more time. The end results in these games are pretty magnificent. Whether playing on tablets, smartphones, or desktop, you’re going to run into high-definition symbols and effects. On top of this, the different audio effects from music to sound pieces increase the level of entertainment even further.
So we know that the quality is high enough for them to keep all these different brands interesting and engaging for the modern player. Not only this, but updating and improving on player favourites. But does the same apply to game features, and all the different mathematics that keep the games running?
Game Features and Bonuses
Don’t expect this company to chase the newest trends, to try and invent new mechanics and features. They’re looking at the long game, making sure that the mechanics and features are tested, and more importantly, liked by the players before adding them to their online slots. Despite the company being relatively small, rest assured that these are not niche slots. Don’t be surprised to find them in the list of most popular games in different online casinos.
For the basics of calculating wins the company uses either paylines or ways to win. Each game has five reels, though the number of symbols per reel does change around a lot. High variance is the most common setup, which naturally coincides with high top wins.
And if it’s high pots that you’re looking for, then what better choice do you have than Mega Moolah. This is the team that is behind the original game, and they’ve added this large progressive jackpot to some of their other games too. Obviously, this is such a high-variance feature that it only hits once every few months.
For basic gameplay, we are looking at specials that have a much higher chance of hitting during normal play. For many of these online slots the specials are all about increasing the chance of hitting bigger and better wins. That means stacking symbols on the reels, adding in mystery symbols that convert into one specific symbol, throwing in wilds and multipliers, and making sure there are plenty of bonus spins to go around.
Occasionally you might also run into Link&Win and other similar mini-games that are tied to fixed jackpots. But most of the time the gameplay is all about collecting scatters and hitting various bonus spin specials. And you can be sure that each and every time you do that, the slot is taken to a whole new level.
The Legal Side of Things
If you’re familiar with the Quickfire platform you already know how things work. To put it shortly, the company itself, or studio in this case, doesn’t distribute its games. They simply put all the effort into making the best possible slots, and leave everything else for the distributor to take care of.
And when it comes to the Quickfire platform you can be sure that everything is indeed taken care of. This is one of the most popular and widespread content providers in the history of online casino gaming, with enough licences and certificates to allow it to operate worldwide. This is why Canadian players can access these games in Canadian and offshore online casinos.