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Casual Games Association Hosts Annual Conference

Casual Connect Seattle 2007 in July expected to draw more than 1200 attendees



June 14, 2007

WHO: The Casual Games Association, the industry's leading advocacy group that represents casual gaming executives, publishers and developers from around the world.

WHAT: With increasing popularity, casual games are proliferating and securing a captive audience worldwide. By 2008, the casual games industry is expected to reach $1.5 billion worldwide, with $690 million from North America. About 60 million downloads of casual games each month and 200 million people playing online casual games. (Data from CGA and DFC Intelligence 2006 Casual Games Market Report)

The Casual Games Association will gather industry leaders - gaming executives, publishers and developers - with the unified mission of promoting casual games and securing their continued growth, development and boundless creativity.

Examples of Casual Games include: Bejeweled, Solitaire, Mahjong, The Sims, Diner Dash, Mystery Case Files and Slingo.

Keynote and Featured Presenters include:

Peter Moore, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation

Steve Youngwood, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family

Nolan Bushnell, CEO and Founder of uWink, Inc. and Founder of Atari Corporation

John Vechey, co-Founder and Director, PopCap Games

Ed Zobrist, President Sierra Online/Vivendi Games

Greg Schaffer and Bernie Stolar, Google

WHEN: July 17 - 19, 2007

WHERE: Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, downtown Seattle

Press & Analyst Briefings

Journalists and analysts interested in briefings with executives from the Casual Games Association should contact David Oro at (707) 558-8585 or For more information about the conference, visit

About the Casual Games Association

The Casual Games Association is an international organization dedicated to promoting casual games for general consumers and providing educational resources for game development, the association hosts annual conferences in Seattle, Kyiv and Amsterdam, publishes a magazine three times a year, and issues research reports on the industry. For more information about the association, visit

Media Contacts

David T. Oro

For the Casual Games Association

+1 (707) 558-8585

Tatiana Chernova

Casual Games Association Europe

+7 913 905 55 43

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