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Discover the Incredible Indies at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital

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Discover the Incredible Indies at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital

Less than a week remains until Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital, which takes place between September 14th and 18th.

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital will continue our string of successful digital events. Yet again, we will provide excellent panels, interesting talks, and fringe events, and we have improved upon the meeting system since our last go around.

The number of tracks has increased for our Helsinki event. We have 15 insightful tracks for attendees to take in – subjects include growth, esports, live ops, global trends, Blockchain and big screen gaming.

Every day we will look at each of the 15 tracks in turn. Today is Incredible Indies.

Friday September 18th

9:00 - To start the track, we will take a look at psychology in game design. Mediatonic Games senior game designer Arran Topalian will hold the session.

9:30 - Next, a talk on alternative storytelling in games with Paytra game director and founder Dan Bernardo.

10:00 - HeyStephenHey director Stephen Hey will give a talk titled, "Please invest in my game...or the puppy gets it".

10:30 - Need to know how indie developers can take advantage of EU funds? Then join European Commission independent expert Ian Scarffe as he holds a session on the subject.

11:00 - Time to learn more about video games as a subversive art with Nyamakop producer Limpho Moeti.

11:30 - Next, we have a panel focused on the topic of going indie after COVID. Four experts will offer their insight, the first being MiTale founder and CEO Natash Akult and Crescent Code director Shahid Ahmad. The pair will be joined by Pixel Noire Games lead designer Javier Barnes and Fundamentally Games' Oscar Clark.

12:20 - Finally, we will hold The Pocket Jam No.5 winners ceremony. Finnish Game Jam vice president Teemu Kokkonen and Steel Media CEO and co-founder Chris James will take to the stage.

Check out the full schedule to see the complete range of impressive speakers attending. You can also check out our other track rundowns and coverage of previous Pocket Gamer Connects conferences ahead of the event itself.

Like what you see? Well, there's still time to register for Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital here.