And Thunderkick Gives Vera&John Casino The Full DozenJuly 17th, 2014
Vera & John have recently announced a three year deal with new casino software Thunderkicks. Who are they and what does it mean for the bright blue casino?
How many games can one website hold? Currently Vera&John casino has over 700 online games. We didn’t count them, but with what will now be their twelfth casino software provider on board, we can easily believe it.
Thunderkick, which have been signed for a definite three years, is therefore the twelfth. A brand new software which currently only hosts eight online slot games, with more planned imminently, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for V&J. With the likes of Microgaming, NetEnt, IGT and Bally, what are they doing adding a tiny little company out of Sweden?
Let’s take a look shall we?
Guess who else was once a little company out of Sweden?
NetEntertainment is Sweden’s most famous gaming son and look what they have managed to accomplish in just a few short years. Their online and mobile slot games easily makes the top of many players favourite list.
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In fact Thunderkick is now also providing it’s games to Casumo casino amongst others. And they might only have 8 online slot games, but Yggdrasil Gaming has only 4 so far; and everyone is signing them. What is it about the Swedes that makes them awesome at creating online casino games?
Thunderkick’s games are not mobile, but then again we wouldn’t be surprised if they came along soon enough.
So why Thunderkick?
Here’s the official line from Kristel Tonna, Vera&John’s Head of Gaming:
“Thunderkick is part of an exciting new generation of content providers, injecting fresh and innovative talent into the industry. The impressive 3D game graphics and entertaining slot themes support the Vera&John ethos of being ‘The Fun Casino’. We are renowned for our extensive slot offering and will continue to provide our players with new and market-leading content.”
Basically the reason is clear: we want something new, something fresh, something a little unique.
Something you won’t find with the big casino software who are busy churning out all their old back catalogue of slots for mobile and online.
And why Vera & John Casino?
Thunderkick’s CEO Sven Grip comments on why they’ve decided to pick Vera & John as their next casino partner is a bit more… businessy. Vera&John just want a more unique game offering. They, apparently, want a… merger?
“Vera&John is a fast growing company, driven by passion and skills that complement those of Thunderkick very well. We are very excited about their global expansion drive and their use of Business Intelligence as a tool to achieve market leadership. Furthermore, we appreciate Vera&John’s strong technical expertise which enables us as partners to be agile and responsive when new opportunities arise.”
If this is all blue sky talk for you, here’s our translation: “Vera&John are awesome and we are awesome by association. They are huge with players all over the world and they will be able to match our games to players who like similar type of gameplay. Plus, it was super easy to add our software to their platform, so it was a no-brainer.”
Clearly there is a lot of appreciation happening here. But if you were one of the many small software companies out there, you too would be grateful for landing such a renowned partner in the likes of Vera&John.
What are the Thunderkick games like?
Well, other than non-mobile friendly (yes we will be continuing to go on about it), Thunderkick’s games are… interesting?
Best Thunderkick games?
- Esqueleto Explosivo
- Toki Time
- Birds on a Wire
- Barber shop
Interesting in a ‘curious to see what they do next’ rather than just another way to say ‘WTF’. Some of the games are a little rough around the edges, with some of the animations not as smooth and sharp as other games already out there. They are also fairly low variance, so will appeal to more casual gamblers.
However the graphics are certainly unique and a little different, in a quirky way. Which suits the quirky blue casino just perfectly. And they have some interesting features, like infinity free spins, where once you’ve played you set number of spins, the free spins round continues until you hit the next win.
It’s little touches like that that makes us all the more interested. They also have singing skeletal mariachi band which helped make us chuckle and interested.
So like we said, all in all, a very interesting choice for Vera&John’s 12th casino software integration. Head over there now and be the first to get a special offer when they release the first two games: with Esqueleto Explosive and Toki Time.
Update 23/07/2014: You can play Toki Time and Esqueleto Explosivo now online »
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