casual connect usa 2013

Animal Park Tycoon and Yeti on Furry headed to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Animal Park Tycoon and Yeti on Furry headed to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Yesterday we brought you a look at Advanced Mobile Applications’ Hills of Glory 3D and the upcoming Windows Phone 8 version of Babel Rising 3D. AMA, you’ll remember is a sister studio of Ubisoft. They’ve worked with a number of gaming franchises, including the Android version of Townsmen (coming to Windows Phone from Handy Games). Today we conclude our Casual Connect USA coverage for...

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Hills of Glory 3D arrives on Windows Phone 8; new Babel Rising 3D soon to follow

Hills of Glory 3D arrives on Windows Phone 8; new Babel Rising 3D soon to follow

We’re nearly done with our Casual Connect gaming coverage. At the San Francisco-based gaming industry event, I interviewed a number of Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers. One of the largest of those developers is Advanced Mobile Applications (AMA). Founded in 2004 and based in London, AMA is a sister company to Ubisoft, who publishes some of their games. During the event, AMA’s VP...

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Hands on with FBX Review for Windows 8 at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco

Hands on with FBX Review for Windows 8 at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco

You might know Autodesk for their 3D design tools like AutoCAD and Maya, or their game design middleware like Autodesk Scaleform. They also make a couple of Windows 8 apps for consumers: Sketchbook Express and FBX Review, which we discussed when it released back in July. During my recent trip to San Francisco for Casual Connect, I stopped by the Autodesk Gallery for a quick visit. From...

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Game Insight brings Rule the Kingdom to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8; more on the way

Game Insight brings Rule the Kingdom to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8; more on the way

Casual Connect presented some great opportunities to get to know Windows Phone game publishers. One of those publishers is Game Insight, makers of our own Rich Edmonds’ favorite Windows Phone 8/Windows 8 game My Country. Game Insight has also recently published Rule the Kingdom, an exciting RPG/city building hybrid game for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. And they have more games...

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Royal Revolt developer reveals Windows Phone and Windows 8 download numbers, sequel plans

Royal Revolt developer reveals Windows Phone and Windows 8 download numbers, sequel plans

Next up in our coverage of Casual Connect USA is an interview regarding one of our favorite Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 games: Royal Revolt. The game comes from a collaboration between two German studios, Flare Games and Keen Games. During last week’s event, we spoke with Georg Broxtermann, the Co-founder and Director of Business Development at Flare. He revealed how Royal Revolt...

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Handy Games announces 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen for Windows Phone 8

Handy Games announces 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen for Windows Phone 8

Next up in our Casual Connect USA gaming coverage are two titles from an established Windows Phone developer. Earlier this year, Handy Games (one of Germany’s largest mobile game studios) jumped onto our platform with two impressive Windows Phone 8 titles: Epic Battle Dude – a “one-dimensional“ casual RPG and Aces of Luftwaffe – a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up. Both are great games (...

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Solar Warfare coming to Windows 8 with Leap Motion controls (Windows Phone too!)

Solar Warfare coming to Windows 8 with Leap Motion controls (Windows Phone too!)

If our last Casual Connect game preview Delicious: Emily’s Wedding was a little too feminine for you (shame!), then perhaps a space shooter will be more to your tastes. TegTap, a two man indie gaming studio is currently preparing to bring its most successful game Solar Warfare to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. It’s built with the Unity game engine, which should hopefully make for an...

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Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding for Windows 8 looks extra wonderful on a huge touch screen

Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding for Windows 8 looks extra wonderful on a huge touch screen

Yesterday we brought you the news from Casual Connect that Puzzle Retreat would be coming to Windows Phone 8 this year. Now let’s follow up by discussing a Windows 8-specific game. This one comes from Game House, who we didn’t expect to have a mobile Windows presence at the show. Imagine my surprise when I stopped by their booth and saw the Windows 8 version of Delicious: Emily’s Wonder...

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Windows Phone and Windows 8 gaming news incoming from Casual Connect USA this week

Windows Phone and Windows 8 gaming news incoming from Casual Connect USA this week

Ready for more mobile gaming event coverage, loyal readers? Casual Connect is upon us again. Last year we traveled to Casual Connect Seattle, where we brought you a tour of Microsoft headquarters, studio visits and hands on footage with the makers of Skulls of the Shogun and Ascend: Hand of Kul, and lots more exciting Windows Phone gaming news. This year’s domestic event has been dubbed...

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