Founder Jenna Hoffstein featured speaker at Casual Connect

Founder Jenna Hoffstein is speaking this week at two sessions during Casual Connect, the premiere event for the casual games industry:

Indie Entrepreneurship: Lessons from the Trenches

Wednesday 2:00 - 2:50, Imperial Ballroom

Indie is not just about a certain visual aesthetic or gameplay experimentation.  Indie is also about being economically sustainable and having the means to keep creating independently.  Thriving, let alone surviving, as an indie requires an entrepreneurial skill set (and tenacity) not often discussed.  This panel will explore the entrepreneurial side of "indieness" as we hear from four different indie studio co-founders and leaders.

Designing Educational Games for Fun: Throwing Out the Chocolate-Covered Broccoli

Thursday, 2:00 - 2:20, Imperial Ballroom

Educational games struggle, and often fail, to provide entertaining experiences while delivering high-quality educational content.  Instead of rewarding players with fun for getting an answer right, this talk will explore how to make the learning itself fun.