Casual Connect 2011 (Seattle) takeaways!
I spent last week in Seattle attending the Casual Connect conference, which turned out to be a great event. Lots of very interesting meetings with potential clients and publishers, and I had the chance to hang out with several colleagues that are an inspiration.
I’ve learned a lot and most of it are old news, things that you’ve probably saw many times before in almost any gamedev related media. But the thing is that I had to see it to believe it, like:
- Microtransactions are really happening
- The new buzz is “mid core” audience
- Facebook is still a relatively virgin market
- Mobile, mobile, mobile
Sometimes you need to hear things from the teams that are actually doing it, instead of the press or blogs.
Besides all that business and meetings and how can I squeeze more money out of consumers… eh, I meant players. I had the pleasure to meet and have some beers with the awesome guys from JuicyBeast and Simon from BerzerkStudio. I’m a big fan of their work, and now I’m of the people behind it. The only thing that bother me a little was when the JuicyBeast team assault me, but what are you going to do? Canadians are like that.
All in all, a great conference in a beautiful city with nice people. And some good business too.
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