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Industry Research and Analysis


The Casual Games Association's Industry Research and Analysis takes a unique approach by encompassing all of the vital parts of the industry, not just revenue figures - including the important but often overlooked topics of art, production, design and marketing. All Casual Games Association Members receive a printed copy of each Report issued by the Casual Games Association, non-members may purchase the the Casual Games Association's Reports online.

The Casual Games Association's Casual Games Market Report 2007 is a great overview and primer for those new to the industry and for veterans to use as educational material for employees, partners and investors.

The results of the Casual Games Association's 2008 research will be distributed to members in early 2009. To ensure your copy is delivered, verify your postal address is correct.

Link: Purchase the CGA's Casual Games Market Report 2007
Link: View the Contents for the CGA's Casual Games Market Report 2007
Link: View the Casual Games Industry Summary 2007


Additional Information


Most questions about casual games can be answered by reading the Casual Games Association f.a.q. and the Casual Connect website. The Casual Games Association offers free of charge educational lectures, magazine articles and news coverage via the Casual Connect website.

link: Casual Games Association f.a.q
link: Casual Connect Lectures & Articles
link: Casual Connect Industry News

 




CASUAL GAMES ASSOCIATION NEWS

note: Industry news is available on the Casual Connect website

Casual Games Association Hosts 582 Professions in Kyiv

October 2008

Summary:

Over the last three years, Eastern Europe has cemented its role as important development and publishing hub. There is no wonder that for many, Casual Connect Kyiv is the most important CGA event of the year.

Link: Casual Connect Kyiv Movie
Link: Casual Connect Kyiv Lecture Audio and Slides
Link: Casual Connect Kyiv 2008 News
Link: Casual Connect Kyiv 2008 News on GameZebo

Casual Games Association Concludes Another Successful Casual Connect Seattle Conference

July 2008

Summary:

Casual Connect Seattle hosted 1,800 professionals for three days of learning, networking and business meetings. All audio and slides from lectures are available for free download online.

Link: Casual Connect Seattle 2008 News
Link: Casual Connect Seattle 2008 Lecture Audio and Slides
Link: Day 1 Casual Connect Seattle 2008 News on GameZebo
Link: Day 2 Casual Connect Seattle 2008 News on GameZebo

Casual Games Association Hosts 1,382 Professions For Winter-time Conference Series in Europe

February 2008

Summary:

Casual Connect has now become the largest professionals-only games industry conference series in Europe.

Link: Eastern European Development Community Highlighted
Link: Casual Connect Kyiv Movie
Link: Casual Connect Europe 2008 News
Link: Casual Connect Europe 2008 News on GameZebo

Casual Games Association Releases Casual Games Market Report 2007

October 2007

Summary:

The Casual Games Market Report 2007 provides an overview of the casual games industry for those interested in revenue figures and the topics of art, production, design and marketing. This report is focused on presenting the inner workings of the casual games industry as a central place for key information with existing CGA educational materials cross referenced throughout the report. For the purpose of this report, primary emphasis is placed on the online and connected markets of PC, with secondary focus on Xbox LIVE and Mobile.

Link: Casual Games Market Report 2007

Casual Games Association Concludes Successful Casual Connect Conference

July 2007

Summary:

Casual Connect Seattle Records Highest Number of Attendees, Prominent Keynote Speakers, and Major News Announcements. The Casual Games Association today announced a successful close of the Casual Connect Seattle 2007 conference.  The event, which took place between July 17th and 19th at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA, is the largest casual gaming conference in the world.

The Summer Casual Connect Magazine and session slides and podcasts from the conference are available on the Casual Connect website.

Casual Games Association Releases Preliminary Findings from 2007 Casual Games Report

July 2007

Summary:

Casual Games Association reports increased investment, more offerings, and shift of consumer habits toward casual games in retail and online. The casual games industry is riding a wave of strong growth fueled by a shift toward casual games within the overall game-playing audience, according to preliminary findings from the Casual Games 2007 Report, an annual study put out by the Casual Games Association (CGA).
Link: Press Release...


Casual Connect Seattle 2007 Keynote Speakers Announced

May 2007

Summary:

Leading Gaming and Media Executives Peter Moore of Microsoft and Steve Youngwood of MTV Networks to Keynote Casual Connect Seattle 2007 Conference. From July 17 to 19, the Casual Games Association will host over 1200 casual gaming executives, publishers and developers at the largest dedicated casual games event worldwide.
Link: Press Release...

 

Casual Connect Winter Summary

February 2007

Summary:

So many exciting announcements came this winter around the Casual Games Association's conference in Amsterdam we lost track! But luckily GameZebo didn't. How nice.
Link: http://www.gamezebo.com/...

In our Winter issue of the Casual Connect Magazine, we listed a couple of interesting user demographic surveys, here they are:
Link: http://www.popcap.com/...
Link: http://www.realnetworks.com/...

Casual Connect Kyiv 2006 Summary

November 2006

Summary:

We sold out our Kyiv show in the Ukraine this November 2006. With over 30% of the top 10 games for 2006 coming from Eastern Europe, it is no surprise that publishers and developers were interested in meeting and learning how to create high quality game content!

Conference Movie: high resolution, low resolution
Conference: photos, attendee demographics
Conference Sessions: welcome, value chain, international business, core to casual, developers, perfect pitch
Conference Press: ITC Publishing(Pусская), GameLand(Pусская), http://www.gamemile.com/..., http://www.ixbt.com/...(Pусская)


Seattle PI Coverage of Casual Games Association's Casuality Seattle 2006

June 27, 2006

Summary:

Women in Games International released a listing of the top 100 influential women in the games industry. As the consumer of casual games is largely female - we are excited to see many women from the casual games industry.

The list includes our friends from mobile: Kristin Asleson-McDonnell, Jill Braff and Lisa Waits

Seattle PI- pre coverage of the Seattle 2006 show!
Link: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...