What is Casual Connect?
Casual Connect is a series of events, part of the Casual Games Association, a professional International trade organization providing resources and community support to those involved in creating games and for the mass market consumer.
Casual Games Association holds four conferences a year for game professionals – Casual Connect Europe, Casual Connect Asia, Casual Connect USA, and Casual Connect Tel Aviv. The next event, Casual Connect Asia is scheduled to take place in Singapore on May 19 – 21st, 2015. iLLGaming is the Official Coverage Partner for this event.
Opportunities for Independent Game Developers
Entries are open for the Indie games contest, where developers can submit their games for a chance to win the grand prize at the event along with private IndieMix discussion group for each participant. More details regarding which can be found on the website IndiePrize.org. This is a platform where developers are introduced and Sponsors can donate prizes to them.
Things happening at Casual Connect Asia 2015
Some of the panels at this years conference include:
- Promoting and Monetizing Android games with options apart from in app purchases.
- Emerging markets and how to capture your first billions players.
- How data changed for user acquisition for games.
You can check out their lecture archive at their official youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/CasualConnect/videos
About Casual Connect Conference:
Casual Connect is a learning event where once can know about game development and get involved in various aspects of iPhone, Social, Android, Flash, Browser MMO and Downloadable Games. This years event will have 40 Exhibitors and Sponsors. With over a 100 speakers. Covering content form the General Gaming Industry, Social Casino, Emerging Trends, Games as a Service, Mobile/Cross-platform, Funding, Development, Self-Publishing, Platforms and Technology. With the last year conference having a turnout of around 1100, this year’s event looks like will be larger with it being hosted at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore . You can find more information on their website at asia.casualconnect.org
Some of the top panellists for this year include:
Sergio Salvador (Head of Games Partnerships Google)
Robby Yung (Ceo, Animoca Brands)
Wenyi Jin (Business Director, Funplus )
Teut Weidemann, (Online Games Consulting)
Jakob Lykkegaard (Ceo & Co-Founder, Pocket Playlab )
Juha Paananen (Head of Studio, Nonstop Games, A King Studio)
An Vu (User Acquisition Lead, Rovio Entertainment)
Matthew Hall (Founder Or Co-Founder,Hipster Whale, Mighty Games & Klicktock )
Stephen Lee (Executive Director, Bd, 6waves )
Oliver Jones (Co-Founder, Moonfrog Labs)
Wandrille Pruvot (Vp Sales Asia Pacific, Bee7 Limited)
Newton Grant (Vice President, Account Director, Defy Media)