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.

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H5C September Stats!

h5c_top5_sept_wallpost_v2Fall is here and pumpkin spice everything has taken over! High 5 Casino is here to keep you warm throughout the fall! While many people are out apple and pumpkin picking or taking in the fall foliage, our Loyal High 5 Casino players are right here winning big at our casino. According to the September stats, there were approximately 2,510,433,647 spins generated last month.

Check out some other awesome September stats from High 5 Casino:

Total September Spins: 2,510,433,647
Spins Per Day: 83,681,121
Total Money Won: 17,338,274,895,594
Cumulative hours spent: 4,190,775
Top 5 most played games:
Red Panda Palace, Sailing the 7 Skies, Outback Walkabout, Thundering Buffalo and Valkyrie Queen

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!

Valentine’s Day at High 5 Casino

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means different things for different people. If you’ve got a special someone, the only way they’ll know you love them is through consumer goods purchased on a corporate holiday, so be sure to splurge on the $82 dollar quintuple-tiered box of chocolates, four dozen red roses, and an $11 Hallmark card with live doves that fly out when your partner opens it. If you’re flying solo this V-Day, you should still snag that $82 dollar quintuple-tiered box of chocolates, because it’s good to love yourself. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we got to thinking about which High 5 Casino characters should couple up:

A Night of Mystery and Foxy Dynamite

The detective from A Night of Mystery and Foxy D may be operating in different time periods, but they still have a good deal in common. Most importantly, they’re both excellent detectives, so if they met they’d have a lot to chat about. Plus, both sides would have to be faithful, because you can’t get anything by either one of these people.

Wellspring and Valkyrie Queen

It’s probably hard for the Valkyrie Queen to find someone who sticks around, what with her being an immortal goddess and all. Which is why the explorer from Wellspring is perfect for her – he’d just keep refueling at the Fountain of Youth, and the pair could go out until he got so sick of her he chose to die.

When he’s not slicing into rich women who want smaller noses, Dr. Amante likes the finer things in life. The vacationing woman from Aegean Sunset certainly likes the finer things in life, too. They’d probably get together after she comes in for a totally unnecessary consultation.

Jaguar Princess and Shadow of the Panther

These two weirdos deserve each other. I imagine neither one is much of a talker, but if they could get past the awkwardness of the first few dates they’d make a perfect pair.

Royal Lion and Sapphire Tiger

Actually, these two already coupled up: where do you think Liger Loot came from?

Whether you’re single or taken, be sure to spin at High 5 Casino this weekend!

High 5 Casino’s Jammin’ January Stats

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Today’s post comes from High 5 Blog correspondent Ali.

2015 started off with a bang at High 5 Casino! In January alone, players won over $7 trillion dollars in H5C cash, or more than $246 billion dollars every day! Mull that over while you read some more jammin’ January stats:

Total spins: 3,847,708,742
Spins per day: 124,119,637
Total H5C money won: $7,644,903,693,497
Cumulative hours spent playing: 6,850,777
Top-five most-played games: Glamorous Getaway, Tales of the Jungle, The Newsmen, Thunder Road, and Mystery Train

Can you guess what the top-five most-played games were from January 2014? We’ve got the answer right here: Diamonds of Athens, Valkyrie Queen, Secrets of the Forest, Hoot Loot, and The Amulet and The Charm.

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Cool Casino of the Month: Golden Nugget Las Vegas

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Spinning at High 5 Casino or Shake the Sky Casino is plenty of fun, but sometimes you’ve got to get out and head to a real casino. Every month we’ll be highlighting a different land-based casino that you should visit if you’re ever in the area or ready for a trip.

Q: What’s the largest luxury hotel and casino in downtown Las Vegas? A: The Golden Nugget Las Vegas, which is February’s Cool Casino of the Month!

It’s easy to make terrible decisions in Las Vegas, but one choice you won’t regret making is staying at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. The Golden Nugget has been open since 1946, and currently features hundreds of slots – including plenty from High 5 Games – and dozens of table games spread out over 38,000 square feet. When you’re tired of gambling you can head back to one of the Golden Nugget’s 2,419 rooms and suites, which are spread out over four towers, and take a quick nap. Shoppers can indulge at one of the Golden Nugget’s exclusive stores, and those who like to be pampered can be spoiled with spa and salon services. If you’re more interested in partying, then check out The Tank – a heated year-round pool complete with a shark tank, three-story waterslide, and private cabanas – and the Golden Nugget’s variety of bars and lounges. Of course, no matter what type of person you are you’re going to have to eat eventually, and that’s when the Golden Nugget’s seven different restaurants come in handy.

Even if you’ve never been to Las Vegas, you’ve probably seen the Golden Nugget; it’s been featured in television shows, games, and movies like the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever and the 2006 movie Smokin’ Aces.

If you’re anywhere in New Jersey, you can spin 18 premium H5G slots – including Cave King, Valkyrie Queen, Rocket Man, Sirens, and Jaguar Princess – for real money from your laptop, tablet, or phone through Golden Nugget’s online casino.

What’s your favorite casino to visit? In between now and your next vacation, get your slot fix at High 5 Casino and Shake the Sky Casino.

High 5 Casino’s Delightful December Statistics

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Today’s post comes from High 5 Blog correspondent Ali.

Here’s our very last stats post for 2014 — a final farewell to 365 glorious days of playing High 5 Casino! In December 2014, an average of $10,014,497,637 was won every hour at H5C. What would you do with that much money? Think about it while you read some more delightful High 5 Casino December stats:

Top-five most-played games: Cat Gangster, Fortune Cat Fever, Sapphire Tiger, Thunder Road, and Mystery Train
Total spins: 3,727,223,593
Spins per day: 120,233,019
Total H5C money won: $7,450,786,241,945
Cumulative hours spent playing: 6,704,165

Can you guess what the top-five most-played games were from December 2013? We’ve got the answer right here: Bah, Humbug!, MISS UNIVERSE Crowning Moment, Valkyrie Queen, Moon Warriors, and Golden Knight.

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High 5 Fight Club

We often ask our players over on the High 5 Casino fan page to comment on different game vs. game matchups. Today I’ll be offering my thoughts on two showdowns between four different High 5 Casino slots; take the polls below and let us know what you think!

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Retropolis vs. Golden Odyssey

Would you rather travel to the future in Retropolis or to the past in Golden Odyssey?

I love history, especially anything involving the ancient Greeks, so I initially thought I’d rather travel back in time and embark on a Golden Odyssey. But then I thought about it some more, and remembered that – in addition to being a history buff – I’m a lazy bum. And an impatient one, at that. I’m unfortunately not cut out for a long aquatic voyage; even if I got to see some crazy things occasionally, there’d still be long periods of intense boredom. If I nearly lose my mind on a fifteen-minute subway ride, there’s no way I’m surviving for months on the open seas. The lazy, impatient bum in me is much better suited to Retropolis and the future, where I can jetpack around from place to place as a robot cleans my room.

EDGE: Retropolis

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Dangerous Beauty vs. Valkyrie Queen

Who would win in a fight between the Dangerous Beauty and the Valkyrie Queen?

This is a battle between two seriously dangerous ladies who are both trained in hand-to-hand combat, so you know you’d be in for a treat if they went head to head. I think it would be extremely close, but I’m going with Dangerous Beauty just based on the weapon she’s bringing to the table. I think she’d be able to keep the Valkyrie Queen and her hammer at bay with her sword, but if the VQ got in close, then it’d be a totally different story…

EDGE: Dangerous Beauty

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High 5 Casino’s June Stats Are BANANAS

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Today’s post comes from High 5 Blog correspondent Ali.

Can you guess which High 5 Casino game was a top-five most-played slot in January and still held strong as a top-five game in June? Secrets of the Forest is the one! Even though High 5 Casino releases a new game nearly every week, it’s great to know that this High 5 Games classic continues to be a favorite.

Take a look at all High 5 Casino’s June stats:

– Total spins: 4,440,649,603
– Spins per day: 148,021,653
– Total H5C money won: 6,474,085,554,385
– Top-five most-played games: Desert Rose, Dr. Amante, Rev It Up, Secrets of the Forest, and Valkyrie Queen
– Cumulative hours spent playing: 7,699,818

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Celebrating the World Cup at H5C

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The World Cup kicked off today, with Brazil defeating Croatia 3-1. To all the Brazilian High 5-ers out there, congrats! To all the Croatian High 5-ers, better luck next time! We’re very excited for the upcoming month of international competition, so we got to thinking about which characters from High 5 Casino games would make good soccer players, and here’s what we came up with:

Valkyrie Queen

She’s used to watching over battlefields, so the Valkyrie Queen would have no issue watching defenses and waiting for her chance to score as a striker. She’s fast and strong, and used to fighting, so she wouldn’t mess around with all of that annoying flopping stuff. Instead, she’d bide her time, and when the moment was right she’d attack and attack until the ball was in the net.

The Mighty Atlas

A big part of being a good soccer player is endurance; you’re never going to succeed on the pitch if you’re winded after just a few minutes. And who’s got more endurance than Atlas, the Titan who holds up the heavens? Even if Atlas has no skills on the ball, he’s in such good shape that he’s sure to be an asset as a midfielder.

Jaguar Princess

The Jaguar Princess would make a great defender. If she can stand guard over an entire jungle, she definitely can cover a few yards in front of the goal. She’s very feisty, though, so she’d have to keep her wild side in check so as to avoid a red card.

Rocket Man

Who could possibly perform better in front of the net than the Rocket Man? His jet pack would allow him to stay in front of any shot, even if he was out of position. Plus, he’s a super hero, so he’s used to being in the limelight. There’s no way the Rocket Man is going to get flustered in a big game when he’s had to defeat villains and save cities before.

Which High 5 Casino characters do you think would make good soccer players? And who are you rooting for in the 2014 World Cup? Comment below and let us know what you think!

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Valkyrie Queen, Witches Riches, Twin Win, and Royal Lion Now Available on H5C Mobile

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Four more excellent H5G slots debuted at High 5 Casino for iOS last week: Valkyrie Queen, Witches Riches, Twin Win, and Royal Lion. Two of these titles – Valkyrie Queen and Witches Riches – premiered unlocked for all players! That makes 48 premium slots available for on-the-go gaming at High 5 Casino Mobile!

Valkyrie Queen, a favorite of our Facebook players, features Tumbling Reels with 243 ways to win so you can collect legendary jackpots while interacting with the mythological queen of the battlefield. In Witches Riches you can hang out with modern-day witches, who use both spells and devilish charm to get what they want, while winning big with Doubled Wild Wins, Tripled Wins During Free Games, and 15 Free Spins in the Bonus Round. If you’re looking for something more summery, take a dive into an underwater wonderland in Twin Win, and emerge with an overflowing bankroll due to Split Symbols! Or you can head to the fantastic kingdom of Royal Lion, where Split Symbols and Connected Lines await you.

We hear your cries for High 5 Casino for Android, and we want you to know we’re doing everything we can to release an Android app as soon as possible. Leave us your email at http://wewantandroid.surveyanalytics.com/ , and you’ll be among the first to know when High 5 Casino for Android launches!

Make sure to head to the App Store today and download the latest version of our app if you haven’t already; while you’re there, please leave us some feedback so we know what you like about High 5 Casino Mobile and what you’d like to see us change in the future.