New Delhi, May 12, 2014: Twenty Indian games makers will showcase their products at the upcoming Casual Connect 2014 scheduled from 20th-22nd May, 2014 -- thanks to support from the The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Gaming Forum.
Produced by the Casual Games Association, this is the premiere conference for the casual gaming industry with over 5,500 professionals attending the event each year.
Some of the games that will be showcased from India include - Asura (Ogre Head Studi), Night Surfers (CretioSoft), Meanwhile, In A Parallel Universe (Zombies Indie House), Huerons (Infinite Eurekas), Real Steel World Robot Boxing ( Reliance Games), Real Cricket 14 (Nautilus Mobile), Hangman (Spice Labs), Doodle Fight (Gamiana), Exist (Narcissist Reality), Orion's Gold (digikhel), ROTO: A Simple Circular Puzzle (Lucid Labs), Bricks and Minions (Sandyloisa), Aero Birdies (Milestone Interactive).
Apart from showcasing games at the conference, the delegation will also visit Games Solution Centre (GSC), an initiative by the Media Development Authority (MDA) which is managed by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), a one-stop resource centre that provides a rapid prototyping development environment for Singapore-based small-medium games enterprises to develop their games.
Says Rajiv Vaishnav, Vice President, NASSCOM, said, “The gaming industry in India is at an inflection point, and is expected to grow at an exponential level in the future. The Indian gaming services have moved up the value chain with more end-end offshoring work in terms of development coming to India. Exposure to focused market facing conferences is critical at this stage for our Indian studios to showcase the work being done by companies. Casual Connect presents a unique opportunity for the Indian industry as it brings together the most talented and knowledgeable expertise in the casual gaming field and therefore it is the right platform for us to expose the game studios.”
Adds Rajesh Rao, Chair NASSCOM Gaming Forum: “Independent developers are the cornerstone of the casual games industry and their creativity flows at a rate unmatched by larger studios providing a wide range of games for all platforms. Through this initiative the NASSCOM Gaming Forum aims to get Indian companies the recognition they deserve."
NASSCOM will also be sponsoring Indies who have got shortlisted for the Indie Prize Showcase at the Casual Connect this year.