Rich “Disasterpeace” Vreeland on FEZ, His Love Of Music, and Videogame Soundtracks

Rich Vreeland, more commonly known as Disasterpeace, has always had a passion for music. After playing the guitar throughout childhood and his teenage years, Vreeland pursued his interest in music by going to Berklee College of Music. After college, Vreeland interned at the Singapore-MIT Game Lab where he worked on the puzzle games Waker and…

PlayStation Mobile’s Sarah Thomson on Bringing Meaningful Gaming Experiences to Mobile Platforms

As the mobile games market matures, smart phone and tablet players are searching for a deeper, more meaningful experience. During her lecture at Casual Connect, Sarah Thomson, Mobile Content Acquisition, PlayStation Mobile, will discuss how console companies can deliver that experience while leveraging the features of those devices. At Sony, Thomson Oversees and executes PlayStation…

Pretty Simple’s Corentin Raux on Designing Criminal Case for Virality and Retention

Take a deep dive into French social game developer Pretty Simple‘s criminal investigation-themed hidden object game during its “Designing Criminal Case for Virality and Retention” session at Casual Connect 2013. The title acquired nine million daily active users in 6 months via effective design and implementation, and other tools like Facebook’s Open Graph stories. Analyzing…