Casual Connect was launched in 2005. It is organised by the Casual Games Association, an international trade organization for promoting the videogames industry. Casual Connect brings many networking opportunities, helps you acquire knowledge from experts and gives a boost to the gaming industry. Casual Connect Europe 2017 will take place from 7th to 9th Feb 2017. More than 100 leaders from all over the world will share insights on game design, development and best practices.
The prominent topics for speakers will be:
Data & Analytics
Kids and Family
Esports & Casino
Among the speakers would be Helga Gutmane-Analyst at Deutsche Bank, Peter Warman-CEO & Co-Founder at Newzoo, Noah Falstein-Chief Game Designer at Google, Patrick Sweeney-Founding Partner at Interactive Entertainment Law Group etc. The event has sponsors like Facebook and Unity and many others.
Casual Connect is not only a learning platform but also a stage to showcase your talent and creativity. More 2000 professionals will participate in the event and almost 120 developer teams will showcase their games at the Indie Prize Showcase. Indie Prize is a scholarship and competition sponsored by IBM, Unity, Amazon App store etc.
Established developers can present their games at the Developer Showcase. Top developers, Publishers, Media and distributors will take part in the event, it can be a good networking opportunity for you. You can also take the Unity Certified Developer Exam to improve your job prospects.
After too much learning, networking and working, you definitely deserve a party. So, there will be Official Party, Official Networking Party, Pizza, Beer, Cocktail etc so that you can let loose.
Amazon introduces a free cross-platform game engine
There’s a good news for the game-developer fraternity! Amazon has unveiled a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for you to create the highest-quality games, connect your games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch.
The 6th Global Mobile Game Congress will be held from 15th to 17th March 2017 at China International Convention Center, Beijing. GMGC is the largest mobile gaming event in China held every year. This is an international event, which gets participation from more than 35 countries.