Casual Connect San Francisco

Later this month, from July 18th to 20th, is Casual Connect San Francisco. Due to scheduling issues, I’ll be at the show this year only on Monday July 18th.

I’d love to meet with past, present, and potential clients at your convenience, either at the show or in the surrounding area.

Give us a shout immediately if you’d like to set something up. We’ve loved previous Casual Connect events and we’re sure this year’s will be even better!

Until next time,
Adrian

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Tap My Katamari

BANDAI NAMCO

Why Play? It is always interesting to see how console games make the port to mobile. This lovable rolling/collecting game keeps the feel of the original titles, while making the controls and gameplay feel mobile-first. It’s a clicker that you’ll love to play and give you a bit of nostalgia as well.

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Tap Titans

Game Hive Corp.

Why Play? Tap Titans has a solid tapper/clicker core loop merged with an RPG flavor that includes boss battles and recruiting additional party members to boost damage, as well as buffing your base character, and triggering other effects. A simple meta game loop with one hard currency, as well as a great visual aesthetic wrap it all up into a neat little package that is well worth a few taps of your time!

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Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch

Rodeo Games

Why Play? WH40k: Deathwatch is a great offering of a mobile squad-based tactics game that stays true to its tabletop roots. Collecting gear and Space Marines from randomly generated “packs” of cards allows you to build and customize your squad. Three chapters of Space Marines make an appearance, with personality traits, powerups, and weapons themed to each. Top to bottom, if you’re a strategy fan, or a 40k fan, play this game.

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Teeny Titans

Cartoon Network

Why Play? Teeny Titans is a lightweight, fun, laid-back yet deep RPG with elements from Pokemon and card battlers. You don’t need to be a fan of the show to enjoy the gorgeous art, the hilarious comedy, and the act of collecting “stuff.

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CompulsionLoop is AC+A’s (adriancrook.com) weekly pursuit of providing a Featured List for those in the games industry. A look at the latest must-play apps, along with short, useful takeaways from our team of game design and product experts. If you have a game that you think your industry colleagues should try, we’d love to hear about it at games@compulsionloop.com. Don’t forget to tell us why industry insiders should be compelled to try out the game (see what we did there?).

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Thank you for reading and we look forward to helping you discover more games that you can glean learnings from. Feel free to reply to this email or contact games@compulsionloop.com — we’re always happy to hear from you.

Have a great week!

- Adrian Crook www.adriancrook.com