From the 12th to the 14th of November, EmojiGames participated in the three-day Casual Connect Asia 2018 in the Greater Bay Area China.Greater Bay Area China represents the forefront of Asia’s growing tech sector bringing together the synergistic offerings of the Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macau metro regions.

During Casual Connect Asia, EmojiGames was fortunate enough to have many fruitful business matching sessions. Aside from a large amount of interesting Chinese publishers as potential partners, there were also numerous meetings to connect with game developers, as well as service providers in the adtech industries.

Interesting lectures, panels and workshops from the leading industry experts from companies such as Tencent, iDreamSky, Epic Games, Microsoft, Animoca Brands, Huuuge Games, Facebook, Shanda Games, Google Play Apps and Games, The Walt Disney Company Limited, Wargaming, Unity Technologies and others, were also giving valuable insights to obtain potential new business partnerships.

Being up close and personal with up to 100 of the world’s best indie games that had been selected by 34 judges,  shown at Indie Prize showcase, helped us to understand and gauge the current trends of the gaming industry.

Among the over 100 companies featured in the large expo area, EmojiGames was proudly placed at the developer showcase.

In total, there were over 1000 game industry professionals participating in this years event in Shenzhen.

One of the main highlights of the visit was connecting with iDreamSky directly. Being at Casual Connect has enabled a face-to-face meeting with key people with the Co-Host of the event.

Showcasing our Pocketarena as the Blockchain gaming platform attracted a lot of positive interest, and many industry specialists, reinforced our strong beliefs that games based on HTML5 technology shall be the next rising star in the game industry.

By Kajin Teoh, Head of Business at Emoji Games

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