Casual Connect's Mentorship Program gives game creators a chance to talk personally with an industry expert and ask any questions they have, including those which cannot be asked in front of an audience. While the mentees get to take advantage of advice and feedback, mentors get a better understanding of developers’ current needs and interests – as mentors are also more than welcome to ask questions!
In Seattle, Casual Connect is partnering with IGDA to bring the popular IGDA Mentor Café to Casual Connect USA on August 2! In the IGDA Mentor Café at Casual Connect, games industry leaders will share their wealth of knowledge, expertise and advice in short mentoring sessions.
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Take a look through the following documents to learn how to make the most of your time at conferences, gain a deeper understanding of business development, and much more.
20 Tips for a Great Conference. Conferences and conventions are an incredibly effective (and often fun) means of networking with people who share your interests and goals, and may also be a great source of new business opportunities. Here are 20 tips that will help you make the most of any business event you attend!
Go-Go-Gadget Business Development. One of the best things you can do to support your company’s long-term stability and growth is business development. This guide will introduce you to basic business development skills and useful programs and software, as well as tips for integrating business development into your daily routine.
Pitching to a Publisher. When dealing with a publisher, there are aspects you need to know how to handle and be ready for. This guide provides step-by-step instructions to make sure you bring your A-game to the publishers you're seeking to work with.
Are you an established game developer? Come to Casual Connect to foster relationships with other developers, gain exposure for your professional development team and beautiful games, and learn how to succeed in the new games ecosystem.
Premium Developer Showcase & Meeting Tables
find friends to help along the way
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highlighting creative, fun and beautiful games
Indie Prize is a scholarship and competition focused on the up and coming creative force of the games industry. Across four global events, over 500 teams showcase their games and compete for prizes and the coveted Indie Prize Awards.
Casual Connect features topics that really matter to creating a successful developer. Staying in business and staying independent is a topic we take seriously.
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.