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Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #1
Apr 6th - 10th 2020

Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #1

Date & Times: Monday, April 6th - 10th 2020
9am to 5pm
Location:
Expected Size: 500 - 1,000
Ticket Cost: 100 USD
Target Audience: Ad Companies, C-Level, Creatives, Developers, Indie Developers, Investors, Marketing, Media, Publishers, Recruitment, Students, Technical teams, Tool Providers, YouTubers / Streamers
Event Type: Conference
Featured Platforms: Android, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Console, Handheld Console, iOS, PC, Steam, Virtual Reality, Wearables, Windows

Networking is an essential part of the games business, there are usually industry events happening somewhere in the world literally every week - heck, we run a good number of them! However, right now, not everything is quite as 'usual'. Whilst many smaller and mid-range events are going ahead as normal (and PG Connects in Seattle, Hong Kong, Helsinki and Jordan are very much included), some of the bigger events like Taiwan Games Show, MWC and GDC have been cancelled or postponed, and many people are unable to travel quite as freely. Suffice to say, this creates a problem.

In our continuing mission to serve the games industry, we've come up with what we believe is an answer (at least temporarily) in the form of PG Connects Digital. Sitting alongside our live events, April 6th sees the launch of our first completely digital event. It could be the first of many, it could be the one and only, to be honest, we don't know yet - this is very much an attempt to do something to help the industry and to continue our ongoing mission to connect people.

What we do know is that we're going to work incredibly hard to distil as much of the content and spirit as we can from the traditional PG Connects events you have come to know and love over the last seven years. That means expert talks and panels, a brand new and massively improved digital meeting system (with built-in audio/video conferencing), digital versions of Big Indie Pitches and fringe events like Publisher SpeedMatch and Investor Connector, and maybe more surprises too. All carried out to fit around your schedule and from the comfort of your office computer, wherever you are in the world.

Expert Insight

As one of an expected 750+ delegates, you will have access to an innovative online platform for five days in April.

For the first three days, you'll be able to select from a programme of great live video content full of insight and practical advice across themed conference tracks. You can watch the tracks live or catch up on the recorded videos within your own time, and if you're online while the speakers are performing you'll be able to interact live with them and the other viewers with questions and comments.

We'll be unveiling specific names and topics progressively on the official site, but you can expect the usual inspiring talks from over 40 speakers who will educate and inspire through an agenda of themed tracks set to cover monetisation and growth, global game trends and company culture, development tools and stories and strategies to thrive in the modern gaming market be it mobile, PC, console or XR.

24-Hour Networking For All

Aside from the talks, you'll have until the end of the week to connect with other attendees, to meet, discuss, do deals and make plans using the all-new online meeting system.

Plus we'll also be running online variants of our celebrated Big Indie Pitch, Publisher SpeedMatch and Investor Connector activities, that will bring together specific groups with specific needs. There is a £50 fee to guarantee your place in Publisher SpeedMatch or Investor Connector; we will let a small number of developers in for free, not guaranteed. Please register your interest at the links below and we will send you details...

The event is called Connects because that’s what we help you do; connect with the whole gaming industry, from students and indie studios to the media, international investors and publishers. No other event puts you in touch with the entire mobile gaming industry like our Connects conferences, and this remains true of Digital.

MOST of the benefits of an IRL conference!

We're not going to pretend this will have ALL the benefits of a regular conference. There are no free drinks for a start (although you could crack open a bottle at home), no booths to wander or cool freebies to pocket, you obviously don't get the thrill of visiting a foreign city (although we guess you could go on holiday and connect from there if you desired) and generally there’ll be less of those incidental catch-ups and spontaneous meetings that often make the whole thing worthwhile.

We're also not going to pretend we'll get everything faultlessly perfect first time. This is very much a beta project - and we've priced it accordingly!

But we know that you understand all that, you're in the games business, right? Everything is in beta. We also feel sure that you'll lend us your patience, trust and support to try and pull off something that can genuinely help us all stay connected, doing business and having fun through these challenging times.

Tickets are available now with a 10% discount using code SAVEONLINEPG10.

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Platinum Sponsors

Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine

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Epic Games’ Unreal Engine is the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D platform.

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AppLovin

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Gold Sponsors

Apptutti

Apptutti

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APPTUTTi is a 24/7 online portal that enables developers to publish mobile apps and games in China. Developers of all sizes can now enter China easier than ever. We offer different partnership options according to the needs and ambitions of developers.

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Creadits

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Track Sponsors

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

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Amazon Game Tech brings together solutions from across Amazon, for every stage in your game's lifecycle. Whether you're building a connected game, deploying dedicated servers, or looking to reach more players, we’re here to help you succeed.

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App Annie

App Annie

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App Annie is the industry's most trusted mobile data and analytics platform. App Annie helps game publishers and other companies create winning mobile gaming experiences and achieve excellence.

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Fyber

Fyber

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Fyber is a global technology company, developing a next generation monetization platform for mobile publishers.

Fyber combines proprietary technologies and expertise in mediation, RTB, video, and audience segmentation to create holistic solutions that shape the future of the app eco

Genvid Technologies, Inc.

Genvid Technologies, Inc.

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Genvid Technologies was founded in 2016 by video game industry veterans looking to revolutionize the way games are watched by licencing software tools to game developers and broadcasting companies.

Genvid is the world’s first Interactive Streaming Engine, enabling game developers to create and deliver brand new, monetizable experiences for viewers on the world’s most popular streaming platforms.

Big Indie Pitch Sponsors

Lion Studios

Lion Studios

https://lionstudios.cc/

Lion Studios is a mobile games publisher that works with mobile developers to get their games discovered by players around the world. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lion Studios’ creative and strategy teams utilize their expertise to help game developers break through the noise and grow their businesses.

Since launching in 2018, Lion Studios has driven 90% of its games to the Top 10 in the App Store and Google Play.

Poki Publishing

Poki Publishing

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Poki is on a mission to create the ultimate online playground: a platform for play where users and game developers come together to play and create. With over 30 million monthly active users, we are market leaders on web.

We help our growing game 200+ developer community, including Hipster Whale, Kiloo and MadBox, to achieve success on web. By offering their games to millions of new users and monetize via high-quality advertising.

For more information, please visit developers.poki.com

Plug In Digital

Plug In Digital

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Plug In Digital is one of the largest independent video game distributors. We help studios and publishers distributing their games worldwide on PC, consoles and mobile. We are a driving force behind indie successes such as Dead Cells, FURI or Northgard and a key partner for high-profile companies such as SNK, Raw Fury, Paradox, Konami, Bigben, Bandai Namco, CI Games or Curve Digital.

Dear Villagers, our publishing label, is a warm hearted invitation to join us in a place where talented studios can unleash their creativity and where players enjoy playful, distinctive and audacious games made for PC and consoles.

Azur games

Azur games

https://www.azurgames.com/

Azur Games is an international mobile game developer and publisher. Founded in 2017 with and headquartered in Nicosia (Cyprus), today its offices can be found in Moscow (Russia), Saint Petersburg (Russia), Minsk (Belarus) and Dubai (UAE). The company's portfolio boasts 50+ free-to-play games in various settings that have won over a sizable loyal audience, with DAU topping 30,000,000 users. The majority of games are 3D action shooters and hyper-casual.

Azur Games forges ahead with the ambitious goal of crafting the most diverse, exciting in-game worlds. Under this banner, our team strives to wow the mobile game community with unique products that give gamers what they want. Today, Azur Games has a staff of 200+. The company's main mobile projects include World War Heroes, Modern Strike Online, Pocket Troops, Worms Zone, Stack Ball, Homo Evolution and others.

Azur Games is a data-driven company of market experts dedicated to creating original hit games.They experiment with settings and genres to hunt down and occupy new niches.

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Associate Sponsors

Bidalgo

Bidalgo

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BoomBit

BoomBit

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BoomBit: Global mobile F2P developer & publisher. BoomBit is a multinational mobile gaming company with experience in all facets of the trade.

Their team handles mobile publishing of various game genres, in-house development, business intelligence, User Acquisition, live ops, F2P game and monetization design, marketing, social media.

Vungle

Vungle

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Vungle is the leading in-app performance marketing platform.

Advertisers depend on Vungle's creative and LTV optimization technologies to reach and acquire high-value consumers. Top publishers rely on Vungle to generate superior revenue through video ads. Trusted by 50,000+ mobile apps worldwide with key developer partners such as Supercell, King, Zynga, EA, Ubisoft, Smule and MZ, Google, Honda, Allstate, L'oreal, Coca-Cola and Nissan.

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The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore.

Persona.ly

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Photon

Photon

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Photon Engine develops the realtime, multiplayer, cross-platform product "Photon". Photon has won the Pocket Gamer Awards 2019 "BEST GAAS TOOLS & TECH" and is nominated for the upcoming awards in 2020.

Photon is used by more than 400,000 game developers - including companies like Square Enix, Future Games of London, Playdemic, TT Games, Ubisoft, Disney, Warner Bro, SEGA, Futureplay Games and many more.

Photon Cloud powers top grossing titles like "Golf Clash", "Battlelands Royale" or "Pixelgun" and serves more than 400 Million players per month.

ViRSE

ViRSE

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ViRSE is a collaborative virtual reality ecosystem powered by the blockchain.

ViRSE has created the Virtual Reality Token (“ViR”), a new cryptocurrency (ERC - 20), and a non fungible tokens (NFT) platform that gives gamers, content creators, brands, and social media celebs the required crypto backed value and tools for implementing and managing virtual goods and allowing for a simulated second life in the virtual universe with real connections to the physical world.

The ViRSE allows the circulation of these tokens as the internal currency inside the virtual worlds.

ViRSE will develop a connected ecosystem that supports wallets, virtual item management, digital and physical asset management, powerful hardware, and an easy to use payment gateway platform.

Xsolla

Xsolla

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These tools work seamlessly to solve the complexities of distribution, marketing, and monetization so developers, publishers, and platform partners can increase their audience, sales and revenue.

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Crazy Labs (previously TabTale)

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We reward game developers & game development studios starting from the prototype phase and all the way to releasing worldwide hit mobile games. The company’s headquarters are in Israel, with global offices in China, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Germany and Ukraine.

Voodoo

Voodoo

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Voodoo was founded in 2013 and are one of the world's largest mobile publishers and developers. They were the number one free mobile game publisher worldwide in 2019, across the Appstore and Google Play.

The company creates games internally, and in collaboration with hundreds of studios worldwide. Voodoo supports existing and potential developers by offering an industry leading platform to test and learn about their game/s, as well as supporting on scaling their game. The company attracts and works with the top talent in the industry.

Voodoo has had over 2.6 billion downloads in total, with 300 million monthly active users, and has launched more than 100 mobile games.

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