Online games can help players immerse themselves into intricate storylines, and have a time of their life thanks to entering captivating worlds full of adventures and escapades. Still, not all online games are created the same, nor do they have the same innovative themes. Gaming expert Gilfred Helmonsen (more info here), weighs in on most creative online game themes and their creators.
Día de Muertos or the Mexican Day of the Dead has recently come to the spotlight thanks to its colorful setting which makes it ideal for online games. “One of the best games of this kind is the Esqueleto Explosivo slot game. You can test it for free on NorskCasinoHex, and similar sites specialized in this type of gaming”, says Helmonsen and continues to explain why people get so fascinated by the Day of The Dead.
He believes Thunderkick made a great choice by not playing it safe and choosing a somewhat bizarre occasion as the main theme of the slot. It revolves around one of the last taboos of the Western world – death. At the same time, it is much more lighthearted and optimistic than most European traditions related to the events in late autumn.
Another huge trend are fantasy worlds that can be found in games like World of Warcraft by Blizzard and League of Legends by Riot Games. The popularity of such games is so incredibly high that major competitive events surpass even the Football World Cup. In fact, LoL Championships are already more viewed than Super Bowl. Behind their popularity, which is without a precedent, is the creative aspect of fantasy games.
Helmonsen says that fantasy worlds support the most complex and unthinkable settings, features, characters, and themes. “When Blizzard released the WoW Pandaria expansion 10 years ago, no one thought elves, dwarves, and pandas could work together. Yet, black and white bears blended perfectly into the existing maps and worlds”, he reminds.
Esports are not the only industry dominated by fantasy realms. This theme is also insanely popular among online gamblers, who seek their daily dose of thrill in fantasy slots. Warlords by NetEnt and Poseidon’s Rising 15 Lines by Spinomenal, prove how fantasy themes have their spot in the online gambling industry, but under one condition.
Fantasy fans are used to supreme graphics and won’t settle for less. That is why such slots usually have much better concepts and more elaborate visual effects than standard fruit machines. They simply speak to a more demanding audience and gaming content creators put a bit of extra effort into it.
Vampires have been sparking the imagination of people for centuries. Whether it’s the most famous literary vampire Count Dracula, or African obayifos, every culture has its own kind of undead creatures. For some gaming companies, this theme proved to be a jackpot!
“If there is one successful online game release, it’s Microgaming’s Immortal Romance. Published in 2011, this slot keeps on giving and has experienced several revamps and editions”, says Helmonsen.
Still, our casino expert says Microgaming is also an example of how the vampire theme has to constantly be rethought and improved. He reminds that this cult classic slot is constantly updated and re-released to speak to new generations and wider audiences: “These guys make it seem effortless, but a bunch of other vampire slots are quickly forgotten as they don’t have all the tools and features. If we are always creating new vampire worlds for movies and other types of media, they also have to be created for online gaming. Meanwhile here a good adaptation to mobile devices could play even more important role”, he added in the end.