Update: Kwalee postpones hypercasual event in Bangalore due to COVID

UPDATE: Due to the escalating COVID situation in Bangalore, this event has been postponed, the organisers are hoping to hold it in May if possible.

UK-headquartered hypercasual game developer Kwalle today announced that it would be holding an inaugural ‘Kickstart with Kwalee’ event in Bangalore later this month. 

The idea is to leverage the company’s presence in the Indian city and engage with local game developers. Local independents will be able to attend a day-long event, with Kwalee offering mentorship and specialist knowledge. 

The hypercasual market demands a veritable torrent of new ideas, Kwalle notes that it prototypes and test tens of game ideas every day. So the publisher is always on the lookout for both new idea to partner on and new talent to work for it. 

 “We’re excited to find new developers to work with in India and for them to develop great mobile games for us to publish,” said David Darling, CEO of Kwalee. “Our experienced team can teach you most of what you need to know when it comes to hypercasual games – just be sure to bring energy and creativity!” 

To date the company’s games have been downloaded over 600m times, the most for a UK-headquarted publisher. Mobile hits include Draw It, Let’s Be Cops 3D, Rocket Sky! and Teacher Simulator.

We talked to CEO David Darling recently about his career and management style, plus when he met the Queen. And for more on Kwalee, check out our recent articles.

About Seth Barton

Seth Barton is the editor of MCV – which covers every aspect of the industry: development, publishing, marketing and much more. Before that Seth toiled in games retail at Electronics Boutique, studied film at university, published console and PC games for the BBC, and spent many years working in tech journalism. Living in South East London, he divides his little free time between board games, video games, beer and family. You can find him tweeting @sethbarton1.

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