One of the striking things about becoming a success in online game development is that you can be based just about anywhere. You don’t have to be in a major city, nor in a “silicon valley” full of thriving start-ups. You can be anywhere in the world.
Founded in 2016, Stormcraft Studios is a prime example of this truism. With around a hundred employees, it’s a fair sized operation. But it isn’t situated in a thriving city, or anywhere with a critical mass of high tech computer and online focused businesses. It’s based in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, on the coast about ten miles north east of the city of Durban. This nearby city has a population of around half a million, but there isn’t much else around in the way of urban centres for miles: Johannesburg is at least 200 mile away.
Although existing in its current form for a relatively short time, it was founded by a team of industry veterans responsible for some of the most famous games around. This heritage makes Stormcraft Studios a name that is known throughout the world.
These are the people responsible for one of the classic slots: one with which surely every regular player will be familiar. Agent Jane Blonde was created more than fifteen years ago and remains a mainstay of many casino operators’ inventories. It’s now been updated and upgraded with its sequel: Agent Jane Blond Returns, but the iconic original remains a regular favourite amongst experienced and new players alike.
They are no one hit wonders either. Further old school classics which have stood the test of time include Avalon, Jurassic Park, Thunderstruck, Tomb Raider and the ever popular Terminator 2. They were also the talent behind the official Game of Thrones slot spin off, and the mega famous progressive slot Mega Moolah. This jackpot tile is renowned for its massive pay outs of over £10 million.
They are still working hard, with new top quality titles rolling off the production line on a regular basis. Quality not quantity is the prevailing ethos, but Fortunium is just one of the more recent titles which have taken the online gaming world by storm.
Stormcraft Studios has an exclusive licencing deal with Microgaming, so you will only be able to find their games at online casinos which carry Microgaming as a software provider. But since this includes just about every decent casino which is compatible with the UK market, this shouldn’t present too many problems for United Kingdom based players.
So whether it’s all time classics like Agent Jane, current contemporary titles such as Fortunium or something in between like Game of Thrones, you will be sure to find a Stormcraft Studios creation that will suit you.