Shake the Sky November Stats!

sts_top5_nov_wallpostHappy December STS-ers! Is it just us or did November fly by? STS-ers were busy this month giving the Shake the Sky reels lots of special attention by spending a total of 207,521 hours playing!

Even the long to-do holiday list, like cooking up some Turkey, getting together with family, and shopping, didn’t stop our players from spinning and winning!Check out some other ground breaking November stats from  Shake the Sky:

Total November Spins: 107,822,196
Number of spins per day: 3,594,073
Total money won: $33,656,145,620,320
Cumulative hours spent playing: 207,521
Top 5 most played games for November: Golden Knight, Lady Peacock, Dangerous Beauty, Golden Peony and Da Vinci Ways!

Which game did spend the most time playing in November? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

Employee Spotlight- Johan L.

h5c_employeespotlight_johan_blogpostDid you know High 5 Games not only produces online casino slot games but we produce land based casino slot games as well?

Meet Johan L. Sr. Production Artist who leads one of High 5 Games most brilliant teams in producing the illustrations for our amazing land based slot cabinets such as: Miss Universe: Crowning Moment, Valkyrie Queen, Maggie and the Martians and so much more!


1. How long have you been working with High 5 Games?
I have been working with High 5 Games for 7 years now. I was around the 35th employee, and a few years later, the company grew up to 300!

2. Please tell us what you do, as Sr. Production Artist for High 5 Games?
I mainly do illustration work for land based games in our post production team. But I can do a little bit of animation as well. Production Artists are mixed with Art and technical skills so we can do a little bit of code editing as well.

3. Name the game you are most proud of working on for High 5 Casino and tell us why it’s your favorite and what inspired you?
Our team doesn’t really work on High 5 Casino, but one of my favorite games I worked on for land was Miss Universe: Crowning Moment. Doing the top screen was fun and colorful and I got to meet Miss Universe! On a side note, there is a game my team is working currently for mobile, look out for MAGIC MACAW!

4. How long does it take to create and complete the animations and illustrations for a game? Can you tell us what goes into it?
Once a game is bought by our land based client, ideally we have around 2 to 3 months to do the final illustrations, animations, prototyping and packaging.

5. If you could be a High 5 Casino game character who would you like to be? Why?
Probably the male character from Love U, because I’m nerdy and awkward, and I love science! I love watching videos of Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson

6. What is the hardest part when creating the animation and illustrations for a new game?
The hardest part for is always the concept sketches and color. But once that’s finalized, the details are easy.

7. What is your favorite animation to create?
I don’t specialize in animation, but once in a while I get to do simple ones like sparkles and text wiggling!

8. How did you get involved in animation and illustration?
During high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study but all I knew is I loved art class. So my art teacher suggested School of Visual Arts, and that’s where I studied illustration and I loved it!

9. If you weren’t an artist, what other profession would you have chosen?
A few years after graduating college, I stumbled into my 5th grade year book and underneath my photo we were asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and I wrote Engineer. Guess that was my original plan and I just forgot. Haha!

10. As Sr. Production Artist, what is your favorite part of your job?
Doing art is the obvious answer, but having the privilege to work with friendly, kind, and fun group of people is my favorite part. My commute is 2 hours each way which is torture, but once I get to work, I realize how fun my job is.

Which High 5 Games’ game have you seen in your local casino? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

STS-er’s Share Big Wins!

sts_shareyourwins_congrats_octoberThe leaves are falling, apple picking season is almost over and Halloween is right around the corner. On Friday, October 21st, we encouraged STS-ers to share their biggest wins this weekend on our Facebook Fan Page www.Facebook.com/ShakeTheSky for the chance to win 1 million free coins!

As the outside temperature cooled off, the Shake The Sky slots were HOT from all those big wins!  There were so many great wins that it made it hard to choose just 5! Here is a list of the STS-ers who had BIG WINS this weekend and were awarded 1 Million coins directly to their casino lobby!

1. Julia S.
2. Sharlene A.
3. Jorge J.
4. Willie O.
5. Kathy W.

Thank you to all the STS-ers who participated in our Share Your Wins Contest! Stay tuned to our Facebook Fan Page for more promotions!

 

Employee Spotlight – Carrie M!

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Have you ever wondered who the brilliant mind behind the descriptions of our amazing games like Flower Bride, Red Panda Palace, and Sailing the 7 Skies is? Meet Carrie M.!

1. How long have you been working with High 5 Games?
I’ve been working at High 5 Games for a little over two years.

2. Please tell us what you do, as Marketing Communications Lead for High 5 Games?
Visit the High 5 Casino website and search for a game. Then scroll to the bottom and read the game description. I write those! Additionally, I write weekly and monthly newsletters. and other copy related tasks.

3. As Lead for Marketing Communications, what is your favorite part of your job?
I really enjoy coming up with a backstory for our slot games. As a writer, it’s fun connecting games’ symbols with my creativity. I get to connect character symbols… make them fall in love or connect them as spies on a mission or anything really!

4. You write the game descriptions for many of our games, tell us about the process and where you get your amazing ideas from?
First I play the slot game. I really enjoy playing slot games so this is my favorite part. Then I take a break. After a break, I spin some more! I pretty much spin until I feel inspired. This could take up to a day or two, sometimes more. Once I know the direction I’d like to take, I write! The ideas come from the games! Not for nothing but our games are pretty awesome!

5. Which game description, that you’ve written, is your favorite? Why?
The game hasn’t been released yet so I’m not sure I can divulge that information. However, I will say this… prepare for suspense, thrills, and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed writing the game description for this particular slot because it’s fun and suspenseful!

6. What is your favorite game on High 5 Casino and why?
Having 170+ games does not make this an easy question. I’m in between Triple Raven and Triple Hoot. I must have a thing for the feature since both games have the feature Triple Symbols :)!

7. How long does it take you to come up with descriptions for the games?
Can you tell us what goes into it? It depends on the game. Some games are a bit more straight-forward while others give us the chance to be more creative.

8. Where is your favorite place to travel and why?
I love traveling everywhere! One of my 2016 resolutions was to travel as much as possible. So far parts of my heart stayed in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in Santa Teresa, Brazil.

9. If you weren’t in the Marketing Communications field, what other profession would you have chosen?
I most likely would’ve focused on being a children’s book writer.

10. If you could work with a famous author, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would’ve loved to work with Kurt Vonnegut. I love his writing style, especially in his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five.

11. If you could be a High 5 Casino game character who would you like to be? Why?
I’d like to be the girl in Aegean Sunset or the kitty cat in Curious Kingdom! Both look cheerful and fun!

Which High 5 Games’ game has your favorite description? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

Shake the Sky September Stats!

sts_top5_sept_wallpostHappy Columbus Day and Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbors up North in Canada!

Fall is here in full swing, and Shake the Sky players are keeping our Slots warm this season! According to the September stats, there were approximately 109,348,825 spins generated last month.

Check out some other awesome September stats from Shake the Sky:
Total September Spins: 109,348,825
Spins Per Day: 3,644,960
Total Money Won: 31,277,676,219,695
Cumulative hours spent: 211,391
Top 5 most played games: Lady Peacock, Golden Knight, Golden Peony,  Way of The Blade and White Lion!

Which game did you spin the most in September? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

Player Spotlight – Harley F.

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Get to know one of your amazing High 5 Casino friends on today’s Player Spotlight – Harley F. from Austin Texas. If Harley had a chance to become one High 5 Casino character, he would become the gent from Golden Odyssey, not only his favorite but also his lucky game. Which would you like to become? Check below and see if you and Harley F. share the same answers!

1. How did you hear about High 5 Casino?
Long ago I stumbled on Thundering Buffalo and liked it!

2. What is your favorite High 5 Casino game of all time?
Golden Odyssey.

3. If you could hang out with any character from a High 5 Casino game, which character would you choose? Why?
Leonardo Da Vinci, because he was an unbelievable genius!

4. If you could be a High 5 Casino character, who would you choose to be? Why?
The gent in Golden Odyssey, he pays well!

5. In your opinion, which High 5 Casino game has the best bonus feature? Why?
Michelangelo because it comes regularly and usually pays well.

6. If you could pick any High 5 Casino character that happens to be an animal as your pet, which character would you choose?
The bald eagle in Soaring Wings!

7. Fight Night: If you had to choose two High 5 Casino characters to fight each other, which characters would you pick and who do you think would actually win the fight?
Atlas from The Mighty Atlas vs. Hercules from Tales of Hercules. I think Atlas would win, he was more of a demigod than Hercules seems.

8. If you could spend a week’s vacation in one of our games, which game would you choose? Why?
Aegean Sunset, I like the Greek Islands.

9. Which High 5 Casino game has the best music/sound features? Why?
Cabaret Nights, it is a very interesting concept.

10. If you were a millionaire, what would you buy for your favorite H5C character as a gift? Why?
I would get Aladdin from Palace of Magic a new flying carpet so he could visit more often.

11. Who do you think is the most stylish High 5 Casino character of all time? Why?
The Princess of Paradise, she seems to be appropriately dressed for the jungle!

12. If you could take one of our cute kittens home, would it be Fortune Cat Fever or Purrfect and why?
Purrfect… the Fortune Cats in Fortune Cat Fever are cartoons.

13. If the world needed saving, who would you choose to defend it? Captain Payback or Rocket Man and why?
Rocket Man seems more competent.
So… do you and Harley shares some common answers to these questions? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post and let us know!

Slot Factoids!

H5C_SlotFactoids_WallPostSlot Factoid is back! In the previous edition, we included some fascinating facts such as the number of slot machines and hotel rooms in Las Vegas and the cost of the first Jackpot Machine.

Today at High 5 Blog, we’ll continue sharing some interesting and important facts about slot machines with our slot lovers.

Fact #5 Slot machines didn’t always give out cash prizes!
Slot machines had become a fixture in several drinking establishments, and during Prohibition in the late 19th and early 20th century, alcohol and gambling were made illegal across the United States. This meant that in order to keep up with the time, Slot machines were “replaced” with fruit machines. These machines dispensed fruit candies and gum instead of cash prices. However, Speakeasies were not only places where patrons could enjoy alcohol illegally, they could also enjoy the original slot machines!

Fact 6# You’ll never believe this about the Las Vegas Strip!
Did you know that the Famous Las Vegas Strip is not located within the city limits of Las Vegas! The strip actually comes under the jurisdiction of Clark County!

What kind of facts would you like to know about on the next Slot Factoid blog? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right corner of this blog and let us know.

Shake the Sky August Stats

sts_top5_august_wallpostAs summer comes to a close, August proved to be one hot month! There are many activities to avoid the heat, and our players did so by spinning and winning like champions on Shake the Sky. According to the August stats, there were approximately 130 million spins generated last month with an average of 4.3 million spins per day.

Check out some other amazing August stats from Shake the Sky:

Total August Spins: 128,718,757
Spins Per Day: 4,290,625
Total Money Won: 41,195,789,057,335
Total Money Bet: 42,601,513,965,820
Cumulative hours spent: 243,191
Top 5 most played games: Lady Peacock, Golden Knight, Golden Peony, Dangerous Beauty and Van Gogh.

Which of the top 5 games did you win the most coins in August? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post and let us know.

Shake the Sky July Stats

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The data for one of the hottest months of the year is in! In July, Shake the Sky players won a total of 40,857,345,756,180. If the weight of $1 billion dollars in $100 bills is approximately 10 tons, the money our players won would weigh 40, 857 tons. If they’re all in $1 dollar bills, the money would weigh approximately40, 857, 000 tons. Wow, tons of money would be very heavy to carry around!

Check out more cool stats below for Shake the Sky in July:
Total spins for the month of July: 135,778,092
Number of spins per day: 4,525,936
Total money won: 40,857,345,756,180
Cumulative hours spent playing: 254,820
Top 5 most played games for July:
Golden Knight, Lady Peacock, Fortune Cat’s Summer Vacation, Dragon’s Blessing, Eternal Throne.

Which of the top 5 games did you win the most coins in July? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post and let us know.

Shake the Sky May Stats

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Shake the Sky slots got hotter and hotter as the temperature increased in May! According to our analytics team, our players won approximately 46 trillion STS coins last month! That was approximately $293,000 coins per spin; and $157,000,000 coins per hour. Wow, isn’t that crazy?

Check out more Shake the Sky stats for the month of May :
Total spins for the month of May: 156,580,555
Number of spins per day: 5,219,351
Total money won: $45,535,140,763,865
Cumulative hours spent playing: 290,719
Top 5 most played games for May:
Lady Peacock, Golden Knight, Eternal Throne, Golden Peony, Dragon’s Blessing

What was your biggest win at Shake the Sky in May? Comment in the conversation bubble located at the top right of the blog post and let us know.