I’m going to Seattle tomorrow to attend my first international gaming conference, and I’m excited, particularly by the Audio Track conference on the last day. Casual Connect is a conference for makers of casual games – you know, the ones that attract over 200 million users online, but that only mom, dad and the kids in the bus will admit to. I was turned on to the idea of going by talking to my friend Robert Gordon from Article 19. He and I go back to the 90s, when I wrote some cues for his early online games. I’m thinking that there’s going to be a huge demand for these kinds of cell-phone friendly puzzles and challenge games, and that composers will benefit from the need for game soundtracks. If you want to get an idea of what the level of quality of the scores of casual games, check out the Gaming portfolio of the very successful company Somatone.