Casual Connect London is coming to the UK capital from 28-30 May 2019, supported by key sponsors such as Facebook, Unity, Vungle, GameInsight, Tapjoy, Do Global, paysafecard, and press partner Online Casino Reports.
The conference has been tailored so as to provide delegates with networking opportunities. However, what also stands out is the list of esteemed speakers and industry experts who have been booked to attend.
Ahead of the conference, the organiser has highlighted seven “must-see sessions” that delegates are encouraged to attend. Leading the way is veteran video game developer Peter Molyneux, who is also partnered with Milo Bygrave of 22cans to explore how failure can inspire innovation.
Investment specialist Ian Livingstone will then provide advice to developers who are on the lookout for funding. Ukie head of commercial Sam Collins plans to lead a development panel alongside Colin Macdonald of All 4 Games and Michael Othen of Fusebox.
Rovio Entertainment’s Stephen Porter has been enlisted to analyse Angry Birds and explore how studios can create brands that are long-lasting. University of Essex honorary professor Richard Bartle then plans to speak about player type models and what constitutes cheating.
When it comes to leadership and establishing a positive company culture, Redhill Games co-founder Matias Myllyrinne shall lead the way. Finally, Ru Weerasuriya from developer Ready at Dawn will sit down for a fireside chat detailing how his independent studio has thrived compared to others that are fearful of risk.
Two other key dimensions to the event would have to be the Indie Prize & Developer Showcase. More than 500 teams have entered the Indie Prize competition as part of the search to identify the hottest up-and-coming creative in gaming. Meanwhile, there is the Developer Showcase that will attempt to pair creative types with partners and investors.