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Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2017 video highlights

Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2017 video highlights

With Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco just weeks away, we thought it was time to revisit some of our favourite presentations from 2017.

Last year

More than 840 delegates turned up at San Francisco’s Bespoke - same great venue this year - representing over 460 companies and 31 nationalities. The event hosted more than 1,200 business meetings and pitches over two days in June - and those are just the ones we know about!

Of course, the core of any conference is the speaker line-up and the expert insight offered in their seminars. Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2017 featured no fewer than 140 speakers from every sector of the mobile gaming world, with 85 track sessions spanning 42 hours of content.

This year

As ever, our next event is always bigger and better than the last, so this May 14th-15th you can expect to rub shoulders with more than 1,000 of the industry’s finest, with 10 conference tracks covering market overviews, industry trends, case studies and more. New topics for 2018 keep our audience at the cutting edge of the industry, including influencer marketing and blockchain gaming, as well as company culture.

To get a 10% discount, use code PGBIZ10 and book your tickets now!

In case you missed out last year, we rounded up some of the video highlights from 2017’s packed seminar schedule for you to enjoy at your leisure: 

 

Don't miss your chance to see our amazing line-up of world-class speakers in person as they reveal the latest developments in the global mobile games industry in 2018. To hear their seminars first-hand and ask your pressing questions directly to the experts, you need to be at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2018. To get a 10% discount, use code PGBIZ10 and book your tickets now!

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  • Constructing An Alternate Reality

    Award-winning author Robert Tercek shares his unique and thrilling expertise during a Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2017 talk which illustrates how the world we currently live in is becoming more and more detached from reality every day.


  • Working with IP - Survival 101

    Skybound President Dan Murray takes part in a fireside chat at PGC San Francisco. Drawing upon his substantial industry knowledge, he discusses deep-level lessons of working with major IP like The Walking Dead from both a practical and inspirational perspective.


  • Storytelling In mobile and VR – The new narrative landscapes

    Eric “Giz” Gewirtz, co-Founder and CCO of Seismic Games and industry veteran, explores the unique challenges of telling stories in VR and mobile games, through the lens of how it differs from traditional media and console/PC platforms.

    The talk will focuses on the specific audience expectations for VR and mobile, as well as how to apply learnings from previous and current VR and mobile games.

    Viewers will come away with key pragmatic approaches to tackle their next narrative-driven project, as well as new trends to look out for storytelling in games.


  • The Walking Dead – Road to IP success

    Taking The Walking Dead as the core premise, Jori Pearsall, Dan Murray, and Job Stauffer discuss the art of making IP work long-term and across mediums.


  • The talent acquisition masterclass

    Speaking at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2017, FORWARD Human Capital Solutions Caroline Stokes discusses the talent acquisition process and asks what the modern recruiter looks like.


  • VR: I’m ready for my close-up

    Any presentation about the impact of VR is brimming with words like “immersion”, “pervasive” and “presence”, but not always with much thought to what those mean in terms of the way our brains work, or why VR feels fundamentally different from previous technologies. Neuroscience gives us some very interesting insights about how games interact with our brains, and how elements like head tracking, eye tracking, physical proximity and other experiences possible in VR can evoke those reactions. This talk will delve into those insights, and what it may mean for storytelling and gameplay in VR, both with existing and emerging technologies.


  • The global markets mega panel

    This session, moderated by Henry Lowenfels (Scopely), brings together an international who’s who of established industry figures to discuss the challenges and current landscape facing today’s mobile game publishers.


  • Design versus data in game development

    A fascinating discussion with Silicon Studio’s Head of Game Data that centres on the reasons why game designers should work with data scientists, what the role of data scientists can bring to the design process, and why designers need to be informed by the data they’re provided in order to create better games.


  • Designing for failure: Rapid, iterative prototyping for casual games

    Indie developer Scott Jon Siegel discusses why failure in game development is unavoidable, but the trick is to anticipate and plan for that, then create an opportunity to learn from it and try again.


  • How to design games for optimal IAPs

    Speaking at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2017, our panel discuss how games have changed with the free-to-play model and how to design with IAPs in mind.


  • Time to take your seat

    Don't miss your chance to see our amazing line-up of world-class speakers in person as they reveal the latest developments in the global mobile games industry in 2018.

    To hear their seminars first-hand and ask your pressing questions directly to the experts, you need to be at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2018.  

    To get a 10% discount, use code PGBIZ10 and book your tickets now!

Editor

Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing TheVirtualReport.biz, Steve contributes to PocketGamer.biz, PCGamesInsider.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.

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