A hugely successful Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015 closed with the launch of PGC Bangalore, the next conference in Steel Media's PG Connects series.
Due on 16-17 April, it's being produced in collaboration with India's Reliance Games.
Taking to the stage, Steel Media MD Chris James and Reliance Entertainment Digital's CEO, Manish Agarwal, officially unveiled the event.
It marks the conference series’ first foray into the Asian market with the aim of connecting the biggest names from established markets in Europe, North America and Asia with the next wave of mobile developers and consumers in India and Southeast Asia.
"We had a really enjoyable and productive time at PG Connects London and now look forward to bringing that same rich experience and excitement to PGC Bangalore," said Manish Agarwal, CEO of Reliance Entertainment Digital.
"Whether you’re a major industry CEO or an indie developer or student on the verge of creating the next big breakout hit, we’re thrilled to work with Steel Media to deliver a conference that offers something of real-world value to everyone who attends.”
PG Connects Bangalore will retain the key ingredients that have made the recipe so successful: distinctive, short-form lectures from smart, engaged speakers aimed at providing insight and inspiration, with honest panel sessions offering frank opinion and advice.
There will also be intensive networking and fringe events to further bolster the growth of invaluable connections.
The two-day show will feature three tracks: East meets West; Indie Academy; and Bonus Level.
- East meets West will offer insight into different global market opportunities, looking at the established U.S.& European markets, the red-hot Asian trio of China, Korea and Japan, as well as the next wave of emerging markets in India and Southeast Asia.In each case, PGC Bangalore will provide useful data and trend information, practical tips and guidance from experts in the market and teachable experiences (both good and bad) from those who have attempted to enter those markets from abroad.
- The Indie Academy will focus much more on the nuts and bolts of game making and running a development business. From raising funds and establishing a studio and business model to crafting creative concepts, designing great assets, and acquiring, engaging and monetizing players, this will be an effective Indie Developer
- The Bonus Level sessions will provide insight into the next generation of technologies, market niches and models that will shape the industry in the years ahead.
- Indies will get a further chance to shine at the Very Big Indie Pitch competition and I ♥ Indie Showcase expo area, providing even greater opportunities for exposure with PGC’s advanced business networking tool and the infamous, obligatory Pocket Gamer after-party.
More to follow
More information on Pocket Gamer Connects Bangalore’s special speakers and events will be unveiled over the coming weeks on the conference's official website.