Who is Stormcraft Studios? It refers to an online game development team that is filled with talented individuals with many years of experience in the industry of iGaming. The company has been developing its slots for Microgaming now for more than two decades. With its origin in South Africa, Stormcraft is the one for games like “Agent Jane Blonde Returns” and “Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx.” Its new release, Thunderstruck Wild Lightning, will be launching in the coming months, along with a few surprises.
So, here are some Q&A with Trenec Igesund, the Founder and Executive Producer of Stormcraft Studios.
“Please introduce us to Stormcraft Studios. We love the name – where did it come from?”
Their team has been designing slot games for Microgaming past the early days of the internet for 20 years now. They have done everything from table games, dice games, and card games, along with slots. They also made an approach to the idea of building a new studio with a much specific business goal to create blockbuster slot games for Microgaming. They are also focusing on the quality and innovation of their games.
The next huge decision was choosing a great name for the business. They have gone through many iterations before settling with the Stormcraft Studios name. His passion for rain and thunderstorms has served them the idea about the said name. Being a perfectionist, they have also added more detail and quality to the craftsmanship of the name. Also, they liked the association with Stormcraft. They wanted to create something iconic, which is infused with wisdom and integrity. They loved the idea of a highly advanced civilization. Hence, they advise checking out the video on their website or YouTube channel.
“Can you tell us a little more about the talent and skills you have within your team at Stormcraft?”
Well, they are surrounded by a great team, who are working with them for more than 20 years. Collectively, they have 500 years of industry experience in the studio. With all this knowledge and experience, their studio is surpassing all the greatness, which is very intimidating. They are pushing forward to come up with their more multi-disciplined, multinational, and multi-talented focused games from around the world.
He said that they believe in making their people grow more than growing the number of people in the team. They tend to stay small and keep themselves more focused on versatility with a strong focus on personal development.
“Apart from the maths involved in slot game development, what is the creative process like for themes and characters such as Agent Jane Blonde and Jungle Jim?”
As a much creatively led studio, they are leaning towards developing character-driven themes that come with backstories and entertainments. They are boasting storytelling. With his knack for word weaving and character creation, they have paired the mechanics and features to it. They are becoming more social. In Thunderstruck Wild Lightning, they have redesigned Thor in a 3D effect and evolved his character.
“What are the innovations in the terms of the game features?”
In answer to this question, Igesund said that they are focusing more on the underlying technology. At the same time, they are focusing on reinvention of methodologies and streamlining the authentication and automation with the delivery process. A strong foundation is there in the best technologies, which will provide them a powerful platform from which they can operate with more ingenuity and confidence.
“Can you discuss any projects in the pipeline for 2021?”
The Thunderstruck Wild Lightning is going live in a few months. After that, there may be some new mission for Jane to complete. Then, they will develop the third iteration for a huge-licensed brand game.
“As iGaming veterans, what are your thoughts on the state of online gambling and its future?”
Their move towards investing in all aspects of home entertainment is getting accelerated due to the global pandemic. As the mobile coverage is enhancing, it increases the access to quicker bandwidth, along with increasing the accessibility of quality mobile devices.
Hence, they are expecting to reach more players with their products. With their consistent growth in quality expectation, they are ensuring to remain a studio significant in the future. “The thunder is coming!”