From February 7-9 the Casual Connect conference took place in Berlin, opening its doors to representatives of the gaming industry from all over the globe.
Unlike before this year’s Casual Connect Europe did not take place in Amsterdam but in Berlin’s STATION, from February 7-9, bringing together developers, publishers and all those who work in or around the gaming industry, giving newcomers and veterans alike the chance to get in touch, build a network, attend numerous talks and panels or try out some of the more than 120 showcased indie games.
The conference’s highlight was the award of the Indie Prize on Wednesday 9th. The Indie Prize is a scholarship program by the Casual Connect Association, and this year’s event – with 470 submitted games from 63 different countries – the biggest so far. Ten winners were chosen from 130 finalists, with all judges being veterans from the gaming industry representing the companies Yodo1Games, Rovio, Zeptolab, Unity Technologies, RJ Games, Game Founders, Tenjin, Eye For Games, Amazon.com, Demiforce, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, Stugan, ExitGames, I Teut You So, Affiniti Ventures|AV(M) & IPC, Big Boat Interactive, VK.com and many more.
Indie Prize Winners 2017
These were the winners of this year’s Indie Prize awards:
Casual Connect – Next Events in 2017