The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) this month announced the creation of a new special interest group for casual game developers, called the Casual Games SIG: "With the massive growth of the casual games marketplace (we) recognized a need within the community for a group focusing solely on the issues unique to casual game developers."
And today, at the Casual Games Conference in Seattle, the group made available its first white paper focusing on the casual games industry. Click.
I'm sad that I could not make it to the conference this year, as GDC was quite expensive for me to attend. However, I will be keeping an eye on the new Casual Games SIG for developments pertaining to this exciting and growing segment of the industry.
And what better time than now to drop a hint about a new site I'm working on: CasualGameplay.com, coming sometime this fall. =)