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Guess where I was on December 3-7, 2009? I was back in Kyiv, Ukraine by way of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport! I traveled alone this time, to attend the Flash games conference, Flash GAMM Kyiv. Having been to Kyiv before, it was nice to know what to expect at the airport/customs.

Flash GAMM focuses on web games and, again, takes advantage of the numerous game developers in Eastern Europe. Many game developers are looking at the online games space as a new venue for business and as an opportunity to diversify from simply offering download games. We offer Flash games on the GameHouse Online Games section of our site. These games are traditionally free to the player, but supported by in-game advertising. (more…)

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My first trip to Ukraine was for Casual Connect Kyiv 2009, one of the annual game conferences hosted by the Casual Games Association (CGA). Our flight from Amsterdam was on a wobbly commuter plane bound for Kyiv Borispol Airport. According to the Airport’s Web site, Borispol offers an experience that is: 

much better than in most other cities of the Former Soviet Union. Customs is not pleasant but not too bad.

Why Kyiv?  There is a surprisingly large demographic of game developers located in Russia and Eastern Europe. Due to the restrictions on entering Russia (visa requirements), it is easier to host a global conference in Ukraine.

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