Casual Connect Asia 2017 will be held in Singapore on May 16–18 by Casual Games Association. Over 1,200 professionals from all parts of the gaming industry, including 150 speakers will gather at Hard Rock Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore. Additionally, 100 of the best and brightest indie developer teams will showcase their newest projects at the Indie Prize Showcase as part of the conference.
“We are thrilled to be back in Singapore again and hosting the anniversary edition of Casual Connect in Singapore,” says Jessica Tams, Managing Director of Casual Games Association. “Attendees can network with game industry professionals and talented independent developers from all over the globe.” Founded in 2012, Casual Connect Asia is a convenient entry into Southeast Asia and makes access to regional developers a breeze.
Casual Connect brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts from leading companies in the gaming field such as Ubisoft, Kamagames, MyTona, Gravity, mixi (XFLAG), Rovio Entertainment, Hipster Whale, Huuuge Games, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Asia, Google Play, Color Switch, Bushiroad, Most Played Games and YouTube.
This year Casual Connect will offer seven different tracks in three lecture halls with 150 speakers. Among others, featured speakers include:
- Chris Early, VP of Digital Publishing of Ubisoft
- Matt Hall, Co-Founder of Hipster Whale
- Yoshinori Kitamura, Chief Operating Officer of Gravity
- John B. Lin, Managing Director of PlayStudios Asia
- Derrick Alain Mapagu, Founder & CEO of Most Played Games
- Langer Lee, Strategy Director, Global Business Division, mixi, Inc. (XFLAG)
- Eric Tan, Founder & CEO, Fifth Journey
The Indie Prize Showcase receives more than 1,000 game applications during the year. Developers from 52 countries have already submitted their games for the international Indie Prize scholarship in Singapore. 42 judges will select the best 100 games that will be invited to Casual Connect to showcase the games at Indie Prize alongside with the world’s best indie developers. The full list of participants will be announced on April 16, one month before the conference.
Source: Casual Connect