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5 videos from Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019's Live Ops Landscape track

5 videos from Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019's Live Ops Landscape track

Miss the Live Ops Landscape track at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019? Or want to rewatch your favourite sessions?

Don't worry, we've got you covered, as we've published all the sessions to our YouTube channel for you to enjoy.

Live Ops

This series of talks from the Live Ops Landscape, features speakers from the likes of Wooga, PlayFab, Playkot, Keywords and A Thinking Ape.

Here’s an overview of the topics covered:

  • Mobile game live ops: Using proper frameworks
  • Managing live operations game design
  • Custom-made games with machine learning and big data
  • What is inclusive content and why is it important?
  • The fun never stops! The art and science of live events

If you like what you see, you can register for Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019, taking place on July 17th to 18th 2019, to see brand new sessions and network with industry experts in person.

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  • Mobile game live ops: Using proper frameworks

    Wooga product lead for June's Journey Patrick McGrath delivers a Live Ops Landscape session at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019 on May 13th to 14th.

    In this talk McGrath will quickly set context to how a game goes from idea to out in the wild. From this foundation McGrath will move onto the focus of planning and navigating live ops using an essential product life cycle framework. This framework acting as a guide to understanding and identifying what is needed and what are nice to have. Helping inform on simple decisions that can often make or break a promising game.

    If you want to hear more world-class speakers sharing their insight and expertise in person, our next event is Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong, which takes place on July 17th and 18th 2019.


  • Managing live operations game design

    Playkot Senior Game Designer Daniel McLaren delivers a Live Ops Landscape session at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019 on May 13th to 14th.

    If you want to hear more world-class speakers sharing their insight and expertise in person, our next event is Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong, which takes place on July 17th and 18th 2019.


  • Custom-made games with machine learning and big data

    Yokozuna Data: A Keywords Studio CEO África Periañez delivers a Live Ops Landscape session at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019 on May 13th to 14th.

    Video game player actions generate extremely rich datasets. Data-driven game development has extraordinary potential to provide players with an optimised game experience, while increasing monetisation.

    Deep-learning methods serve to predict individual-player behaviour, including the moment and game level at which a certain player will leave the game, when she will make the next purchase, and which virtual item she is likely to select. This enables developers to take preventive actions addressed to retain users, based on personalised recommendations.

    The IEEE 2017 Conference on Computational Intelligence in Games hosted a game data mining competition, in which teams were to accurately predict churn within NCSOFT’s game Blade and Soul.

    In this talk, I will cover the modelling techniques that led us to win both tracks of that contest. Machine learning can also optimise in-game events and marketing campaigns, enabling developers to foresee the impact of different event sequences on sales and playtime. These models provide invaluable insights in order to strategically design the game’s evolution and on how to best target specific groups of players.

    If you want to hear more world-class speakers sharing their insight and expertise in person, our next event is Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong, which takes place on July 17th and 18th 2019.


  • What is inclusive content and why is it important?

    A Thinking Ape producer Finn-Lily Heartwood and game designer Nicole Maiorano deliver a Live Ops Landscape session at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019 on May 13th to 14th.

    Whether it’s making a setting feel grounded in reality, or having content resonate with a wider global audience, inclusive content is vital for games wishing to reflect the diversity of real life and the players thereof. Today’s players expect to feel represented in the media they consume and demand that creators give them these options. With this presentation, we’ll look at what inclusive content is, why it’s important to our players in Party in my Dorm, and how we develop it in the context of a live ops environment.

    If you want to hear more world-class speakers sharing their insight and expertise in person, our next event is Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong, which takes place on July 17th and 18th 2019.


  • The fun never stops! The art and science of live events

    PlayFab (Microsoft) LiveOps Evangelist Crystin Cox delivers a Live Ops Landscape session at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019 on May 13th to 14th.

    Temporary content drives significant engagement and retention in live games. Learn what makes in-game events tick and how to best use them to keep your players happier longer.

    If you want to hear more world-class speakers sharing their insight and expertise in person, our next event is Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong, which takes place on July 17th and 18th 2019.


Staff Writer

Matthew Forde is a freelance writer from Yorkshire, who's work has been published for Tech Radar, Nintendo Life, Kotaku UK and more. He regularly attends Smash Bros. tournaments, while trying to keep up-to-date on everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999.

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