Blue Guru Games, an independent studio belonging to the LeoVegas Group, has released its first slot, The Nemean Lion.
The game studio became part of LeoVentures, the LeoVegas Group’s investment arm, following a capital injection from the parent in 2021 and has since “grown from concept to a 30-strong team.”
After signing content distribution deals with major aggregators, including Oryx and Relax Gaming, Blue Guru’s debut slot has gone live with numerous leading operators.
Andrew Braithwaite, Blue Guru’s CEO, called the debut of The Nemean Lion an “important milestone” as it is the starting point for the next game’s releases later this year.
With the “game launches during the latter half of 2022”, the studio plans to “penetrate” the online casino market in the US.
Braithwaite said: “It’s really nice to be releasing our first game. This is an important milestone, of course, and there’s so much more to come. We’re particularly excited about the US, which provides such an exciting opportunity. We’re a great team having lots of fun making games, and we can’t wait to get our ideas out and see them played.”
LeoVentures has also invested in BeyondPlay, CasinoGrounds and Pixel.bet to add “strategic value” to the Group.
LeoVegas CEO, Gustaf Hagman, added: “Blue Guru Games’ first game launch is a milestone. It is fantastic to see how quickly they have moved from concept to inception and a real testament to the strong commitment and entrepreneurship we have within the group and our portfolio companies.”