Awakening of Heroes: Making MOBA Interesting For A Wider Audience

COFA Games is a game development company from Serbia, currently working on a pretty ambitious project for an indie studio, called Awakening of Heroes. This is an unusual multi-player game that combines elements of team fight, strategy, arcade, town development and pre-game unions. Although still in the Alpha phase, Awakening of Heroes has appeared on Steam…

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Tanja Evdokimenko: Staying Diligent and Strong | Casual Connect Video

Tanja Evdokimendo Nika Entertainment COO spoke at the Casual Connect Europe 2015 conference. In her lecture, she delved into the Indie perspective. In explaining how to get into various markets, she said, “It is impossible to enjoy success in the Japanese market without very deep culturalization. What we are used to is just localization. We translate…

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Dejan Omasta: Scorching the Competition | Casual Connect Video

In Dejan Omasta’s session at Casual Connect Europe 2015, Dejan explains what you should know when starting an indie studio, including project management and client communication. He says. “We really try to give 100% of ourselves because this is basically who we are. When you are a small indie studio, you really have to use your strengths”….

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Alina Constantin: Finding the Art of Expression in Gaming | Casual Connect Video

At Casual Connect Europe 2015, business partners Alina Constantin and Michael Rosel, spoke about what happens after a successful Kickstarter. Their focus is on their game Shrug Island and the way it captures nature and the imagination. To this, Alina said, “The goal from the start of a project that has been built for years, from…

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PowerPlay Manager: Making the Sum Greater than the Parts Through Differences | Casual Connect Video

During Casual Connect Europe, Andrej Golovkov and Ivan Krechňák spoke about montetization and optimization using data analysis. In reflection of how monetization worked when he first started, Ivan stated, “Companies had their business model based on advertising which was the main income”. It was thought that charging for online games was impossible. Now, there are many…

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Orange Jet Fighter: From News Stories to a Jet Fighter Game

GamesOnly.com is a Dutch game studio and game portal founded in 2009 by Robin Ras. Located in Amsterdam, Robin started to work with other game devs to develop Unity 3D games like the Orange Jet Fighter. “Being a big fan of jet fighter games, it was great to finally be able to develop something similar”, Robin says…

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JELLIES!: Developers’ Team Gathered Through Instagram

52 Hertz Whale are 3 guys from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. They were once working at the same local IT company and decided to create an indie game together. Inspired by titles like Limbo, Badland and Ridiculous Fishing, these developers tried to create something unique and gorgeous, and they got it. JELLIES!, a color-matching arcade game. “It has a…

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Alexander Birke: Combining the Artistic with the Technical | Casual Connect Video

“If you split up while doing something — you’re less likely to start doing the same thing”, said Alexander Birke in his session at Casual Connect Europe 2015. “Paper prototyping is cheap and easy, no need to make sure everyone’s on the same page”. DOWNLOAD SLIDES While being an illustrator did not quite pan out…

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