Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore – Once again, some of the biggest and brightest gaming minds converge in this one-of-a-kind event! Casual Connect Asia 2016 is upon us! And UnGeek gives you a primer on what to expect this time around!
What is Casual Connect Asia, you say? It’s a 3-day conference that is focused on game developing, mainly from an indie standpoint. The event brings together game developers, both well-known as well as up-and-coming ones, with a strong focus on building connections and strong relationships through education and competition.
Here are some of the well-known people from all walks of gaming that you can see (and hear) at the conference! Whether you are a student learning the ropes in making games or a seasoned veteran giving pointers, you’ll definitely have a chance to grow and develop in the industry by listening to them.
Details taken from the website:
- Game Dissecting by Teut Weidemann. Amazingly detailed insider knowledge and analysis of what makes the best games tick.
- Evil Game Design Challenge. On its fifth installment the EGDC is one of the most popular sessions at Casual Connect with a tongue-in-cheek exploration on the application of the new age of monetization.
- Inspiration and best practices. Every year, Casual Connect invites a selection of rocking established studios such as Rovio, Nordeus, Plarium, BigPoint, Gamevil, Innogames, Goodgame Studio, Wooga and Resolution Games.
- Developer success stories from luminaries such as Matt Hall and Andy Sum of Crossy Road, Yiwei P’ng of Kurechii, and Jakob Lykkegaard of PlayLab to indies staying indie
Alternatively, you can check out this link for the full list of speakers!
So what exactly can we expect? For established game developers do make sure to check out the Developer Showcase where you can meetup with other devs, learn the ins and outs of this business, hear success stories, and the like.
Maybe you’re a budding developer with that top-secret ground-breaking game that you want to unleash? Well, with Indie Prize, it’s all in here and it’s all hot! This is perhaps the closest we are getting for a local indie version of E3 here in Asia (The competition is across four global events with more than 500 teams) and the indie gaming scene just gets bigger every year!
With Indie Prize you might be one step closer to achieving your goal because, at Casual Connect Asia, you have a chance to showcase and pitch your game with 14 other teams! This is really a great venue to gain exposure and get noticed by the big names in the industry. Even if you are not a developer, you might still want to check out the games at this event, as it serves as a glimpse of even better things to come!
Whether you are a casual/hardcore gamer, developer, or publisher, Casual Connect Asia definitely has something for you! The event is on May 17-19, to be held at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. Check back here as we cover the event when it happens!