We just came back Casual Connect USA 2016 and it was a great event! This is our first time attending it so we had no idea what to expect and it was a blast. Its primarily a trade show of sorts where companies who focus on user acquisition and publishers gather to learn from each other and also meet clients who happen to be in the San Francisco area. There are about 100 indie games being showcased (approximately a third of submissions).
There were a mixed variety of games being displayed, from VR to PC to mobile games and we were running for several categories with some great prizes including mobile phones from Samsung. Furthermore, being selected for the show also meant there was free accommodation in the very hotel that was hosting the convention. So all in all, it was a great opportunity and a good deal for us to be selected, in addition to networking, chatting with other indie developers and attending the nightly parties for even more networking ;p.
We were nominated for the Best Mobile Games category! We had an amazing time and will definitely recommend people to send in their games and attend the event in the future.
If you want to check out the videos and pictures we took, head on to @cognitiongame!