Here at AbZorba we’re always big on contributing to the game industry and getting connected with our hard working peers in other game companies who are creating amazing things. We are also not above having a beer or two with fellow developers. Game conferences are, of course, the ideal venue for all of the above, which is, among other things, why our CTO and co-founder, Manos Moschous, is in Belgrade attending Casual Connect (10-12 Nov).
Manos, along with our resident Android guru Chris Kritikos, are in Belgrade on a not-so-secret mission to look for future industry trends and alternative, more cost-efficient, ways of distributing and marketing our games. There are some excellent sessions covering all of the above in Casual Connect, and it’s also a great opportunity to network with other industry players and exchange ideas and views.
Some of the presentations they have marked in their calendar are “Player Acquisition: What NOT to Do”, “When User Acquisition Gets too pricey”, and “Paying Players: 10 Best Practices to Get them”. You get the idea.
We’re also checking out the HTML gaming market and related tech, and there’s a quite convincing presentation from SoftGames titled “Go HTML or Die! 5 Reasons Why you should Diversify your Content Strategy”. On that end, we’ve also spoke to people from Unity, the famous game framework company, and they told us that Unity will soon be able to export its games to WebGL (so that they can be played on any modern web browser).
Between friendly chats with other developers, noting down new ideas and trends, tasting the local beers, and attending tons of interesting presentations Manos and Chris are quite busy, but if you’re attending Belgrade’s Casual Connect don’t hesitate to come and say hi or even arrange a meeting (write to us at: info at abzorbagames.com ). We’d love to hear from you.