Ukrainian web and game development company WebKate participated in one of the biggest casual games event Casual Connect 2013, which was held in Kiev on October 23-25. The company presented its services in game development outsourcing as well as its iOS game Bounty Hunter, and received valuable and positive feedback on the game.
Bounty Hunter was test-played by some of the gaming industry experts, and received a lot of encouragement and constructive feedback. David Cockle, Partnership Manager at Apple, enjoyed playing the game and said it had potential for promotion. Vitaly Khit, Content Director at DevGamm, suggested adding an alternative gameplay to Bounty Hunter to make it more comfortable for playing on the go (casual gameplay would not involve the augmented reality panorama and would have a separate leaderboard). Igor Chavuchalov, Senior Producer at Absolutist Ltd., gave valuable advice on monetization and organizing the work of the store in Bounty Hunter. Finally, WebKate got preliminary approval on its bigger game idea (that Bounty Hunter is a part of) from Max Donskikh, VP of Publishing at Game Insight.
“We thank everyone who took some time to play our game and leave their feedback, and would like to say that we are very encouraged by the comments and advice we received,” says Vladimir Dybenko, Director of WebKate. “We now have lots of inspiration to make our game even better. And special thanks to Big Fish and the organizers of Casual Connect for the awesome party that was so much fun!”
Bounty Hunter Wild West Duel is an interactive iOS shooter, featuring online augmented reality duels, a character builder to customize the look of the player’s character, a leaderboard, and integration with Game Center. The game will lead its players up the steps of a bounty hunting career: becoming excellent shooters, they will not only collect more bounty rewards, get better guns and improved defense, but will also have a chance to become real bounty hunters and even lawmen of the West. Bounty Hunter is currently free and available for download in AppStore at cowboyduel.mobi.
Casual Connect is a major event in casual games industry, produced by Casual Games Association. Every year Casual Connect brings together more than 4500 professionals in the industry to promote networking and learning. In 2013, Casual Connect was held in Kiev and featured lectures on cutting edge game development topics, Indie Showcase, table meetings, parties, and networking events.
WebKate (webkate.com) is a mobile game development company that serves outsourcing clients worldwide. Empowering our customers with fun and functional games, we help them to save the time and costs in-house development requires. We offer services of experienced iOS and Android coders to join our clients’ teams, as well as full-cycle development of games for both platforms. WebKate team is always looking forward to challenging projects and new long-term customers, whose goal is to create award-winning games.