Casual Connect is in town – SF that is – at the Hilton Union Square for three days, August 11-13. If you are not playing a console or PC game you are very likely playing a game that has been made, marketed or monetized by someone at this convention. Casual games is the category for the games we play on our phones, tablets, pads and watches. The industry is immense, encompassing indie games, kid and casino games, apps creation, monetization techniques, including big and small players. Michael Eisner, giving the keynote, will be only one of the over 300 speakers to the estimated 3000 attendees.
The convention provides lectures and an open floor format, so you can walk around and talk to people involved in the industry. Developers showcase their games, the interaction is open and easy – giving rise to their name, Casual Connect. Plenty of parties to connect in over food and drink, and the signature event is the party at City Hall celebrating the awards for the top indie games. If you want to do mobile games this is where you want to be; if you are already in the business you already know about Casual Connect.