After a successful and very fun first day at Casual Connect Belgrade, it’s time to play some more fantastic games. Later tonight at 9:00 PM local time, the winners of the Indie Prize contest will be announced at the Indie Prize Awards Ceremony. Those who are interested in attending can check out the full event details here. Just like the Casual Connect San Francisco event there’s some close competition, so it’ll be interesting to see how everything plays out. Once we find do find out who the winners are, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.
- 10:15 AM — First speeches and sessions have begun. Indie Prize floor is slowly building up with people, however, it should be packed later today.
- 10:30 AM — We were able to secure an adapter/converter for our computer equipment, big thanks to Yulia for helping us out.
- 10:45 AM — Taking some pictures, will update later. More people are still coming into the Indie Prize area.
- 11:00 AM — Listened to Leonid Eleskik’s session on trends impacting the international game market. Overall, it was fairly interesting and had some good insights and tips for developers.
- 11:30 AM — Played a few rounds Mayan Death Robots. Took some time getting used to the gameplay and controls, but it’s somewhat similar to the Worms franchise. After getting the hang of the controls, it was a lot of fun.
- 12:00 PM — Got a demo of Data Wars. Despite being in an early development stage, the game is well made and the graphics remind us of the Tron movies. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing the final version of the game sometime next year.
- 12:30 PM — Lunch provided by Big Fish Games again. Great food and lots to choose from. Thanks!
- 3:30 PM — Judging as finally concluded! There was much debate and tough decisions made, so tonight’s Indie Prize Awards Ceremony will be pretty stellar. While we can’t let the cat of the bag early, we’ll keep you updated later tonight and tomorrow on the winners.
All times in CET/local time (Belgrade, Serbia). Full the full list, see this link.
- 1o:00 AM — 7 Tips to set up a game studio and survive — Petr Benysek, MADFINGER Games
- 11:00 AM — One of Mobile’s Greatest Success Stores – QuizUp — Spencer Scott, Fiksu
- 11:30 AM — The Biggest Trends Impacting the International Game Market Today — Leonid Eleskikh, App Annie
- 2:00 PM — Go HTML 5 or Die! Reasons Why You Should Diversify Your Content Strategy — Rakesh Raju, TreSensa
- 2:30 PM — Beginner’s Guide for Kids – Building Your Community from the Ground Up — Taras Leskiv, Nravo Kids
- 3:00 PM — TargetMail.ru: A Brand New Look at App Ad Monetization — Dmitry Shkolnikov, Mail.Ru Group