Lightning Box Games
We might often put the creation of great slots down to amazing graphics, fun gameplay and awesome bonus features. However, those are just some of the features that make a slot great. What really makes them worthwhile is the mechanics behind it all, the work that goes on behind the scenes to deliver the front end product. And, unfortunately for us, that’s where maths experts come in. On the other hand, fortunately for us, we don’t have to rely on our noggins, because the brains at Lightning Box Games have do the hard work for us.
Lightning Box was founded in Sydney, Australia, in 2004 by Peter Causley and David Little, two maths boffins. With over 40 years’ experience between them, they knew what was needed to implement successful gaming. In fact, both of them had previously worked for top gaming developers, so when they combined it was like Starsky meeting Hutch or Bill meeting Ted for the very first time. A fruitful partnership was born, and a business was created. After having clients such as NextGen and Novomatic, the brains behind Lightning Box launched their first online game in 2010 using Chartwell Technology. Lightning Box was one of the first companies to deliver Java and Flash games online. Pretty good going for two Aussie maths brainiacs, hey? Since then, Lightning Box has gone on to deliver a range of popular slots, fully optimised in HTML5 so we can enjoy them on any device.
With great brains comes great responsibility. Dave and Pete have been working hard to live up to the title as “the slot design specialists” in order to ensure responsible gaming and a burgeoning slots portfolio. In 2015, Lighting Box combined forces with NYX Gaming and gifted us with Dolphin Gold. Along with this agreement, we saw a range of slots using Flash and HTML5. Lightning Box claim its software is unique from a mathematical standpoint, as well as entertaining and rewarding. We’re stuck on our times tables so can’t be for sure if what it says is true…but when you see the continued success of the business, we reckon it must be.
In 2018, Lightning Box signed a deal to use Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, with Silver Lioness the first of many great new games. So what started out as a company created by two maths geniuses has gone on to become a true game creation station. Next time you mock the maths whizz or even if you’re the one being mocked, just take a look at what’s happened to Lightning Box. It’s a math-focused company that keeps growing and growing. Maths is sexy AND successful.
We had Isaac Newton. We had Albert Einstein. But more importantly, right now, we’ve got Lightning Box.