India to host casual game developers global meet

Monday, 16 July 2007, 07:00 Hrs
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Hyderabad: Gameshastra, India's largest game services provider, Monday announced that the company will be featured as one of the main sponsors at the prestigious Casual Connect Seattle 2007, a global conference for casual game developers, publishers and distributors.

This will be the first time an Indian game services company is sponsoring a global event. A statement here said this is expected to place the company in league with leading companies like Microsoft and Yahoo.

At the conference, Gameshastra will demonstrate its technical excellence in delivering high quality game development, game art, and game testing services. The two-day event organised by the Casual Games Association from July 17 to 19 in Seattle is the largest casual games conference designed for industry professionals interested in creating, marketing and distributing games for gamers worldwide.

"Gameshastra is proud to be featured as the gold sponsor for Casual Connect - the premier event for the global casual games industry, which brings together top leaders from the multi billion dollar industry," Prakash Ahuja, the chief executive officer of Gameshastra, said.

He said Gameshastra hoped to attract attention from leading casual game players with partnership opportunities for game development services and close some exciting deals at the event.

According to the Casual Games Association and DFC Intelligence joint market report, casual games online revenues reached $713 million in 2005 and are expected to grow to $1.56 billion in 2008.
Source: IANS
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