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Casual Games Association Hosts Casual Connect Conference in Serbia This November Discount and Travel Assistance Available

Discount and Travel Assistance Available for Qualifying Developers

Belgrade, SERBIA – October 2, 2014 – Casual Connect Eastern Europe will be held in Belgrade, Serbia on November 10 – 12, 2014 by the Casual Games Association, an international trade organization for the video games industry.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Casual Connect in Belgrade this year,” says Jessica Tams, Managing Director of Casual Games Association. “Attendees should look forward to discovering a new city, as well as discovering the talent and useful information Eastern Europe has to provide.”

In an effort to support a developer’s needs, Casual Games Association is also providing a special discount and travel assistance program for developers interested in attending the conference. The developer must be from one of the qualifying countries, have 20 or less team members and have a game project in development or a portfolio of previously released games. Applications for this program are due October 15. For full information, please visit the following link: http://tinyurl.com/DevelopersAssistance

Casual Connect is a professional conference created to support the mass market game community by gathering the top developers, publishers, distributors and others involved in related industries for networking opportunities and useful lectures created by a board of industry members. Over 75 speakers will cover a variety of topics, including emerging trends and game development. Conference attendees are also able to attend Unity Day on November 12th. Unity Day includes five intense sessions about the upcoming engine technology, cloud-based services, and gameplay sharing. For information about the lectures and Unity Day, please visit http://ee.casualconnect.org/content.html

In addition to insightful lectures, attendees can also look forward to the games displayed in the Indie Prize Showcase and the IDEA Showcase. Over 40 independent and new developers from many different countries will be presenting their games at the conference. Participants will be judged for a number of various awards to be announced during the conference. Further information on the Indie Prize Showcase can be found at http://www.indieprize.org

Established developers from all around the world can also exhibit their newest work at the International Design, Entertain, and Amaze (IDEA) Showcase. This showcase was created to provide the opportunity for established developers to find international partners for publishing, user acquisition, game performance monitoring, and logistical support. Additional information can be found at http://www.ideashowcase.cc/2014/
Join international games professionals at the Crowne Plaza Belgrade in Belgrade on November 10 – 12, 2014. Registration is available at http://ee.casualconnect.org/registration.html

Hotel accommodations can also be found at the conference venue, the Crowne Plaza Belgrade, through the conference website. More information can be found at http://ee.casualconnect.org/travel.html.

Venue

Casual Connect Eastern Europe 2014 will be held at Crowne Plaza Belgrade. Downtown Belgrade is compact with everything you need for the conference nearby. The hotel is a part of the Sava Conference Center, which is easy to find with great access.

About Casual Connect

Launched in 2005, Casual Connect is hosted by the Casual Games association, bringing together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the industry with the best learning and networking opportunities for casual games professionals. In addition to Casual Connect Eastern Europe, the CGA will host Casual Connect Europe, Amsterdam on February 4 – 6, 2015, Casual Connect Asia in Spring 2015 and Casual Connect USA in Summer 2015. For more information, visit http://casualconnect.org/.

About the Casual Games Association

The Casual Games Association is an international trade organization dedicated to promoting casual games and providing educational resources for the game development community. The association hosts annual conferences in USA, Eastern Europe, Europe and Asia; publishes a trade magazine; and issues research reports on the casual games industry. For more information about the association, visit http://www.casualgamesassociation.org.

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