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|Session Name:||The New Era of Mobile Gaming: Casual Multiplayer Games|
|Speaker(s):||John Chasey, Andy Riedel|
|Company Name(s):||FinBlade Ltd, XadrA LLC|
|Track / Format:||GDC Mobile: Game Design|
|Overview:||Casual games continue to rise in popularity to become one of the most dominant genres in mobile games. Today, a growing number of titles are ports of card, web puzzle, and classic arcade games thanks to their wide appeal. Increasingly developers need to focus on what comprises truly made-for-mobile casual games. Case studies are presented to show the distinction of the casual and multiplayer gamer, understanding the demographics of the two distinct groups and the future of casual gaming.|