Category Archives: Announcements

I Will Speak At “Insert Coin” In Tokyo Next Week

Next week Wednesday, the 14th “Insert Coin” is scheduled to take place in Tokyo, an event series aimed at professionals working in the Japanese game industry. The topic this time is a post mortem of this year’s Tokyo Game Show – or in other words, a (bilingual) discussion on the status quo of the Japanese video and mobile gaming…

I Will Speak At Casual Connect In San Francisco Next Week

The Casual Games Association was kind enough to give me the opportunity to speak at Casual Connect 2015 next week. Casual Connect will take place from August 11-13 in San Francisco this year, with several thousand attendees expected. My lecture with the topic “Cracking Japan: How Foreign Developers Can Enter the World’s Most Lucrative Mobile…

I Will Speak At Casual Connect Asia 2015 In Singapore Next Week

Casual Connect Asia 2015 is scheduled to take place next week in Singapore, a three-day event focusing on the “casual games” industry in Asia and elsewhere. The topic I myself will be speaking about is: “Demystifying Japan: What Pitfalls And Chances Does The World’s Biggest Mobile Game Market Offer?” (on Wednesday/May 20 at 2pm in…

I Will Speak At MGF Asia (Mobile Games Forum Asia) In Hong Kong Next Month

Next month in Hong Kong, the inaugural MGF Asia (Mobile Games Forum Asia) will take place, a two-day event focused on the Asian mobile gaming industry. (While it’s the first such event in Asia, there have been MGF events in the US and Europe before – which both will take place again this year and in 2016.)…

I Will Serve As A Judge At The Cardinal Game Jam In Silicon Valley Next Month

The Stanford Alumni Association is hosting the inaugural Cardinal Game Jam in Silicon Valley next month, an event that is open to game developers everywhere (companies not based in the US are welcome to join remotely – please see below for a possible sponsorship opportunity for devs located in Japan). In the words of the organizer: The Cardinal…

I Will Speak At The #GOInnovate 2014 Event In Malaysia Next Month

Malaysian media conglomerate Astro is organizing the inaugural #GoInnovate event in Cyberjaya (near the capital Kuala Lumpur) next month, and I was given the chance to hold a presentation about mobile gaming during the conference. The event consists of three parts: Hackathon Mobile Games Conference (where I will speak) Mobile Games Showcase (The Mobile Games Conference is free to…

Announcement: My Company “Kantan Games, Inc.” Is Official

If you have accessed this site over the past few weeks, you may have noticed this banner popping up quite prominently: The banner links to the site of my consultancy, “Kantan Games, Inc.” (in English and Japanese). “Kantan” is Japanese for “simple” or “light”. I actually formalized and incorporated this business last year but now…

Call For An Android Developer And Web Designer (For Project Work – In Japan)

For everybody expecting game-related stuff: sorry to hijack the site for this post – this might happen more often in the future.

Both projects would need to get started as soon as possible and require somebody living in Tokyo for various reasons. The budget is limited.

Needless to say, proposals to complete both projects in an “integrated” way (i.e. finding one designer to work on both jobs) are preferred.

Please click through for more details.