On July 14th the Develop Conference opens its doors, and for the first time the event includes a special focus on casual gaming. The Evolve series of events will focus on how to develop games for new platforms including mobile, iPhone and XBLA, new technologies such as Facebook and YouTube, and new markets like social and casual gaming.
One of the sessions on Evolve's packed schedule is titled '10 Things Nobody Tells You About Digital Distribution and Self-publishing That You Must Understand to Succeed'. Martyn Brown, boss of Team 17, which has itself moved over to a download only business model, is to host the presentation.
Kicking off the first of a number of interviews with Evolve speakers in the build up to the conference, CasualGaming.biz sat down with Brown to discuss Team 17's involvement in the casual games industry, the merits of digital distribution, and the relevance of the studio's prolific back catalogue.