11th February 2019

What is Ganapati Game Studio? New Slots Celebrating Japanese Culture


ganapati game studio logoThose who went to the ICE conference in London saw many captivating slot previews. A few of them were completely unique, though, as they came from a new company few have heard of before.

They were visually-engaging and beautiful games in Japanese anime and manga styles. That’s what Ganapati is all about. Although they’ve released only a dozen games so far, they’re all related to the culture of Japan.


Ganapati – Immersive Japanese Gaming

This new online slots developed has started out in September 2016. Creating amazing slots has been their goal from the start and they’ve certainly stayed true to it.

Currently, Ganapati’s portfolio includes unmistakable slot titles like:

  • CrypBattle
  • CrypCrusade
  • Ukiyo-e
  • Pikotaro’s Pineapple Pen
  • Dragon Hunter
  • Sushicade
  • Samurai Girl
  • Wild Sumo

Coming – seemingly – out of nowhere, this new game studio presents stunning quality and player engagement. Celebrating the oriental heritage and popular trends, it focuses on unusual aesthetics and gameplay.

Aiming for the European markets, however, these games offer gameplay that’s familiar to the players. Wild symbols, bonus rounds and engaging free spins are some of the favourite slot features and Ganapati delivers them all.

two people playing ukiyo-e slot on laptop

Newest Releases from Ganapati

A couple of new titles were introduced at ICE which took place last week. They’re called Neo Tokyo and Great Beauties of China.

Neo Tokyo Slot

If you've always wanted to travel to the futuristic and highly sophisticated Tokyo, well now is your chance. The skyscrapers and ultra modern business centres form the backdrop, the gameplay is unique (with a honeycomb reel pattern) and the graphics are fascinating. Wait till you hear the sound effects, too.

In a sense, the Neo Tokyo game reflects the approach that this games design studio has to the world of online casinos – sleek, innovative and featuring top-of-the-line quality.

The game has a really cute love story behind it: Jina and Hana are in love, yet the despicable Deadspin – a Japanese mobster – wants Hana for himself. The video clips that play in between spins let you in on the entire story, so we won't spoil any further, just be warned – it's sci-fi elements are gorgeous!

Great Beauties of China

This is also a unique release because it’s their first game that’s about China instead of Japan. It features the legendary four beauties which can appear as expanding wilds. During the free spins, they also multiply winnings and award extra spins based on how frequently they appear.

As always, this new release is very beautifully done. You’ll see a panorama of the Great Wall of China in the background. On the reels, the beauties will move in 3D, beating most of the popular UK developers in the graphics department.

Ganapati Game Studio at UK Casinos

japanese culture that inspired online casino slots

The Japanese iGaming studio is available at online casinos in various European countries. This is thanks to the MGA licence issued to them in 2017.

It has offices in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Malta and Tallinn and are aiming to enter the British market too.

For now, the Gambling Commission has still not approved of this company. Yet we’re sure that they’ll soon claim a UKGC licence too and appear at UK casinos. They’ve been trying to do it for more than a year now, after all.

Understandably, not many people in the UK know about Ganapati. The studio didn’t get much visibility outside of ICE in recent years. However, when they do get a go-ahead from the government, we’ve no doubt that this company will overwhelm the market like a tsunami.

Tl;DR – Stay tuned to Casino Butler for news about Ganapati and which online casinos to play their games at.