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Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar: Day 24 - Christmas special offer - 20% off

It’s the last day of the Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar, enjoy a 20% discount on tickets to PG Connects London 2022!

Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar: Day 24 - Christmas special offer - 20% off

*Please note this article has been updated as of December 15, 2021 to reflect newly announced dates for Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022

The holiday season is once again upon us, as the nights get colder and longer (unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere), meaning that we’re back with this year’s Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar!

Similar to how actual advent calendars work, every day we’ll open a digital door which contains a lovely and sweet treat that reveals something about our next conference taking place in London on February 14th to 15th, 2022.

Check back every day to find out more about what’s in store for you in the new year as we kick off 2022 with a bang.

Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.

  1. Returning to live
  2. You can save up to $435 on Pocket Gamer Connects London!
  3. Venue: The Brewery, London
  4. Meet the world-class speakers of PGC London
  5. PGC London Attendee Testimonials
  6. What is an NFT Games Metaverse? [FREE VIDEO]
  7. Get ready for The Global Connects Party
  8. Take advantage of our Mid-Term savings
  9. Throwback Thursday
  10. Journalist Bar
  11. Publisher SpeedMatch
  12. Theming for Live Ops Events: The Power of Modularity & Storytelling [FREE VIDEO]
  13. Which other expert speakers will you learn from?
  14. 20 fantastically insightful tracks
  15. The Big Indie Zone
  16. Throwback Thursday 2.0
  17. Connect with high-profile investors
  18. The State of Play: Blockchain Gaming in 2021 [FREE VIDEO]
  19. Badge Pick Up Party
  20. The Very Big Indie Pitch(es)
  21. Learn how to make (more) money from your games!
  22. The Big Indie Awards
  23. Shouting out the special companies supporting PG Connects London
  24. Christmas special offer - 20% off

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  • 1 Returning to live events

    Returning to live events logo

    Welcome to the first day of the Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar. Here is where we’ll share a quick overview of what our next live event is.

    PG Connects London is a two-day global games industry conference which will attract over 1,500 games industry professionals on February 14th to 15th.

    Alongside the show floor, the conference will feature many curated matchmaking activities, pitching competitions, seminars, panels, keynotes and much more.

    The team is currently lining up an incredible roster of 225 speakers sharing their fantastic insights on 16 conference tracks, with over 36 hours of content spread across the two days.

    Each attendee will have access to the MeetToMatch meeting platform, enabling them to set up meetings and network with other attendees. You’ll also have access to our multiple matchmaking sessions, but we won’t reveal what those are yet. You’ll just have to keep checking back every day.

    The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority, and as a result, we’re approaching this event with specific guidelines to ensure everyone feels safe and has a great experience with us.

    This includes encouraging all attendees to take lateral flow tests, reduced capacity to allow extra space and ventilation, encouraging wearing masks, hand sanitiser stations, regular cleaning and disinfection, as well as a traffic light lanyard system which reminds attendees to respect comfort levels

    Lanyard system
    Red: Two-metre social distancing preferred, no physical contact.
    Yellow: Happy to be within groups and have conversations but prefer no physical contact.
    Green: Comfortable with physical contact, for example handshakes.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.

    Book tickets to PG Connects London 2022 and you automatically get a free ticket to the PG Xmas Mixer taking place on December 7th!


  • 2 You can save up to $435 on Pocket Gamer Connects London!

    You can save up to $435 on Pocket Gamer Connects London! logo

    Welcome back to the Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar! For our second entry, we’re reminding you about your last chance to save up to $435 and attend our flagship mobile games industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects London. Get the best price possible on your tickets and attend this fantastic event come February 14th to 15th in London.

    With a completely hybrid model that accommodates both remote and in-person attendees, this might be our most high-value conference yet. Be sure not to miss out on all the insights, networking opportunities, and fun. Book your ticket before midnight tonight. Today’s the last day of our Early Bird discount, which can save you up to $435.

    A festive discounted offer

    Want an extra discount on top of that Early Bird discount? Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.

    Book tickets to PG Connects London 2022 and you automatically get a free ticket to the PG Xmas Mixer taking place on December 7th!


  • 3 Venue: The Brewery, London

    Venue: The Brewery, London logo

    Let’s talk about venues. For this entry of our advent calendar, we are showcasing the incredible venue where we will be hosting our first live games industry conference in years, Pocket Gamer Connects London.

    The Brewery is the premier event venue in the City of London and hosted Pocket Gamer Connects London in 2016, garnering the most praise from attendees of any of our Connects venues to date. So we’ve been back ever since.

    Conveniently located and easily reachable, The Brewery’s unique and flexible three-level environment lends itself effortlessly as the location to host Pocket Gamer Connects, ensuring each Connects experience remains distinct and fully functional.

    Exterior of The Brewery London

    As the health and safety of our attendees is our top priority, we’ve reduced the number of attendees in order to make more space, provide better ventilation, supply hand sanitiser stations, encourage wearing masks, regular cleaning and disinfection, as well as a traffic light lanyard system which reminds attendees to respect comfort levels.

    Show floor at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2020

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.

    Book tickets to PG Connects London 2022 and you automatically get a free ticket to the PG Xmas Mixer taking place on December 7th!

  • 4 Meet the world-class speakers of PGC London

    Meet the world-class speakers of PGC London logo

    Happy Saturday and welcome back to our fourth installment of the PGC Advent Calendar! For this entry, we’ll be sharing with you some of the most exciting speaker names you can look forward to meeting at our flagship mobile games industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects London.

    This unmissable conference is taking place February 14-15 in London, book your tickets now to secure your spot next to these top industry experts. This conference will be our highly anticipated return to in-person events, but if you are London-based and would like an informal, more intimate gathering to connect with the industry and professionals that will be at the conference, you can also attend our upcoming Xmas Mixer next week. Buy your tickets here for this incredible opportunity to connect with the industry and share some holiday drinks. Or just book a ticket to PGC London 2022, all attendees have complimentary access to the Mixer.

    Who will be speaking at PGC London?

    Hundreds of world-renowned experts will be gracing the stages at PGC London, and we have a recorded history of procuring some of the finest global talent in the games industry. Check out some of the incredible speakers from our latest digital conference here.

    We have compiled a short list of ten speakers at the top of their fields from fantastic companies you can look forward to seeing at the conference this February.

    • Aras Senyuz, Tencent (PUBG)
    • Alexander Shea, Voodoo
    • Laura Higgins, Roblox
    • Annabel Asheley-Anthony, Melanin Gamers
    • Shanzay Usama, Square Enix
    • Sabrina Carmona, King
    • Karla Reyes, Niantic Labs
    • Simon Byron, Yogscast
    • Alan Thorn, National Film and Television School (NFTS)
    • Hagan Dietz-Rosales, Upland.me

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.

    Book tickets to PG Connects London 2022 and you automatically get a free ticket to the PG Xmas Mixer taking place on December 7th!


  • 5 PGC London Attendee Testimonials

    PGC London Attendee Testimonials logo

    We’re kicking off the second week of our Advent Calendar for 2021, and to celebrate, we’re bringing in some attendee feedback from our past events. At Pocket Gamer Connects events, attendee satisfaction comes first and foremost, and we pride ourselves on being the most high-value games industry conference in Europe, if not the world. 97% of our conference attendees would recommend it to a colleague, and you can find out why through attending our flagship mobile games industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects London on February 14th to 15th.

    This conference will be the highly anticipated return to live events, but if you are London-based and would like an informal, more intimate last chance to connect with the games industry before the end of the year, you can also attend our upcoming Xmas Mixer taking place on Tuesday at the London Shuffle Club.

    Buy your tickets here for this amazing last chance to connect with the industry, support a good cause and enjoy holiday drinks. Or just book a ticket to PGC London 2022, all attendees have complimentary access to the Mixer.

    What past attendees have to say

    “PG Connects is easily one of the most productive and efficient events. Either to find the best game devs or just to meet same-minded people, it's the event to attend!”

    - Daniel Camilo of APPTUTTi

    “There’s no other industry show quite like Pocket Gamer Connects. It delivers the right content and attracts the right audience, which means we’re able to meet the right companies and make the right connections to support our growing casual games business. We look forward to participating in many PG Connects events to come.”

    - Craig Robinson of FlowPlay

    “I love the vibe, the atmosphere and the people. I've been through some online and offline events since PG Connects Helsinki 2019 so now I clearly understand that this is the most valuable conference for a mobile developer.

    - Murad Musakaev of Full HP Ltd

    “PG Connects London is fantastic, it keeps getting better each year and is definitely one of the top industry events on the calendar. A great place to do business and an atmosphere which is second to none.”

    - Rob Hewson of Huey Games

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.

    Book tickets to PG Connects London 2022 and you automatically get a free ticket to the PG Xmas Mixer taking place this upcoming Tuesday, December 7th.


  • 6 What is an NFT Games Metaverse? [FREE VIDEO]

    What is an NFT Games Metaverse? [FREE VIDEO] logo

    At Pocket Gamer Connects, we have historically covered topics and issues all across the games industry. From looking at the latest global trends to breaking down hypercasual success and beyond. At Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022, we’re committed to cover the hottest topics that everyone is talking about and wanting to know more about.

    Two particular buzzwords that are floating around are ‘metaverse’ and ‘blockchain’. At our next conference, we’re hosting several conference tracks which look to explore everything about the metaverse, blockchain and NFTs.

    As a preview to what you can expect, we wanted to share an amazing talk that took place at Beyond Games this year. RiseAngle’s Kaveh Vahdat delivered a session which looked at what actually is an NFT games metaverse.

    You can expect a whole host of content at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022. We recently announced the conference tracks taking place at our next event, which covers the metaverse and blockchain, but also essential advice on developing games, live ops, user acquisition, raising investment, app store optimisation and loads more.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 7 Get ready for The Global Connects Party

    Get ready for The Global Connects Party logo

    Looking for a great way to end a day full of learning, networking and conferencing at PGC London 2022? Look no further than our Global Connects Party. This networking event takes place on the first day of our London 2022 conference and welcomes all attendees to kick back, network, play fun games and enjoy delicious drinks on us.

    Whether you are looking to relax or continue to network into the evening, this party is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with the industry in a more casual and relaxed setting. All you need to attend is your conference badge and to be ready to have a good time.

    About PGC London 2022

    The highly anticipated return of PGC London events is taking place February 14th to 15th, 2022 in London. We will be bringing hundreds of the finest speakers across the games industry to lead conversations around the most pressing topics facing the industry today and hosting thousands of attendees ready to network and explore new partnerships and opportunities. Join us and learn why 98% of all attendees would recommend our conference to their colleagues.

    When and where is the party happening?

    Monday, 14th February, 2022.
    From 7:30pm till late
    (NOTE: You will need your conference badge to gain entry.)

    At BOUNCE Old Street, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9EY

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 8 Take advantage of our Mid-Term savings

    Take advantage of our Mid-Term savings logo

    Welcome to day eight of the Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar. Throughout the course of the advent calendar, we have given little tasters of what you can expect. Today, we’re going to talk about the savings you can take advantage of when you register your tickets.

    Currently, global games industry members can take advantage of our Mid-Term savings which enable you to save up to $230 on the price of tickets. These savings are set to end Friday, January 21st. Now we all love a bargain don’t we? If you said yes, make sure you book now so you can save massively on tickets to Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022!

    A festive discounted offer

    Additionally, you can get an extra 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10!


  • 9 Throwback Thursday

    Throwback Thursday logo

    It’s the ninth day of the Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar, with today’s entry being a trip down memory lane.

    The last time we ran a live Pocket Gamer Connects was in London in January 2020 before we pivoted to the digital format in April 2020. We’re feeling pretty nostalgic today so we’re going to look at some of the memories to get ready for our next venture to London.

    Show floor at PGC London

    Attendees meeting indies in the Big Indie Zone

    Expert panelists sharing their thoughts with one another

    Industry professionals conducting business meetings

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.

  • 10 Journalist Bar

    Journalist Bar logo

    It’s the tenth day of the Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar and today, we’re placing a spotlight on a small portion of our event that makes PG Connects conferences that extra special.

    Our conferences are known to be some of the most high-value events you can attend if you’re in the games industry. We honour that title with each one of our PG Connects events, and we go far beyond the B2B conference expectations of incredible speakers, thousands of talented attendees, and future-gazing themed tracks about the most pressing topics in the industry today.

    One of the ways that we strive to bring our attendees immense value is through our fringe events. While at many conferences, fringe events may be an afterthought or something that only a small number of attendees participate in, at PG Connects, our fringe events are created with the ease of attendees in mind. In today’s entry, we’re highlighting an event crafted with developers in mind. A perfect opportunity for those working on games to meet the press.

    Read on to find out more about what this event has to offer game developers at PG Connects London 2022.

    What’s the Journalist Bar?

    Our editorial team from PocketGamer.com, the longest-running and leading B2C mobile gaming site joins us on-site, led by editor Dann Sullivan. If you’re an indie developer working on a game, this could be your chance to get it on the experts’ radar.

    It can be hard to pin a journalist down, even at an event like PG Connects. So we’ve taken some of the randomness out of it with our Journalist Bar. It’s a place to meet a member of the Pocket Gamer consumer team. These are writers and editors who will have 15-minute appointments available to check out new games. The mornings will be by appointment only, the afternoons will be for walk-ins.

    How can I sign up for the Journalist Bar?

    Don’t forget that you need to have a ticket to PG Connects London 2022 before you can book an appointment for our Journalist Bar. You can register here.

    Once you are all signed up for the conference, you can book an appointment by going to this Google form and picking a timeslot!

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 11 Publisher SpeedMatch

    Publisher SpeedMatch logo

    For the eleventh day of Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar, we’re sharing with you our secret sauce to creating crucial connections between attendees.

    With a whopping 97% of attendees telling us that they would recommend our conference to a colleague, we know that our value-driven conferences are bringing attendees what they were looking for. At PG Connects, we’re all about forming those all-important connections that may be difficult to achieve without events in place to facilitate the meetings. We know how busy our attendees are, and to make their conference experience as smooth as can be, we arrange for matchmaking activities to take place.

    Attendees often come with projects in mind, or at least with being open to forming new partnerships that could lead to future projects. Today, we’ll be taking a look at one of our flagship matchmaking events that has led to hundreds of dream projects coming to fruition. Keep reading to find out what this unparalleled matchmaking opportunity can do for you.

    What’s Publisher SpeedMatch?

    The SpeedMatch session enables shortlisted developers and publishers to make initial contact during a dedicated two-hour stint of speed-date style meetings.

    These short meets aren’t obviously designed for closing a deal, but enable an initial contact that can be followed up with a longer meeting during or after the conference. (Of course, everyone is still free to make as many meetings as they’d like using the MeetToMatch Platform – free to all delegates.)

    The SpeedMatch session is open to all qualifying attendees of Pocket Gamer Connects London. There’s no additional charge but there is a filtering process.

    How can I sign up for the Publisher Speedmatch?

    Firstly, make sure you qualify. This event is meant for developers and publishers only.

    Then, don’t forget that you need to have a ticket to PG Connects London 2022 before you sign up to be part of this matchmaking event. You can register here.

    Once you are all signed up for the conference, you can sign up to the event by filling in your details here.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 12 Theming for Live Ops Events: The Power of Modularity & Storytelling [FREE VIDEO]

    Theming for Live Ops Events: The Power of Modularity & Storytelling [FREE VIDEO] logo

    We reaffirm our previous statement that at Pocket Gamer Connects, we historically cover topics and issues all across the games industry. From looking at the latest global trends to breaking down hypercasual success and beyond.

    Behind today’s advent entry, we’re sharing some more content that you can look forward to at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022. Jason Leary of PeopleFun delivered an amazing session at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #8, where he explored the importance of technical modularity and engaging theming for live ops events and shares some of his insights and best practices for getting the most out of your themed content in order to create a fun and successful experience for your players.

    We’re excited to deliver you more amazing content at PG Connects London in the new year, as our live events return for the first time in two years.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 13 Which other expert speakers will you learn from?

    Which other expert speakers will you learn from? logo

    Welcome to day 13 of the PG Connects Advent Calendar. For this entry, we’re sharing some more of the most exciting speakers you can look forward to meeting and hearing from PG Connects London.

    Who else will you be hearing from at PG Connects London?

    Hundreds of world’s top games industry experts will share their insights at PG Connects London, and we have a recorded history of procuring some of the finest global talent in the games industry.

    We have compiled another short list of ten speakers at the top of their fields from fantastic companies you can look forward to seeing at the conference in the new year.

    • Yat Sui, Animoca
    • Marta Waydel, iKLEID / Portobello Game
    • Martin Macmillan, Pollen VC
    • Jukka Hilvonen, Nitro Games
    • Thomas Bidaux, ICO
    • Tara Louise Reddy, Loveshark
    • Dominika Maria Szot, IT'S HER GAME
    • Mitsouko Anderson, Morgan Sports Law
    • Paul Nunn, SuperAwesome
    • Maria Redin, MTG

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 14 20 fantastically insightful tracks

    20 fantastically insightful tracks logo

    For the 14th entry in our advent calendar, we’re revealing the incredible tracks you can look forward to at our upcoming in-person conference, PG Connects London.

    For each of our conferences, we choose some of the most pressing topics in the industry at the moment and take a closer look at them. This year, with so much happening around the industry, we have more topic tracks than ever before and we are looking forward to tackling topics that are crucial for game industry professionals to learn about as we move into a more technologically-integrated future. Hundreds of expert speakers whose work explores these topics will be tackling them in panels, talks and discussions at our upcoming conference.

    Read on to find out the exciting topic tracks that you can look forward to at PG Connects London.

    Topic Tracks at PG Connects London

    Hypercasual Publishing
    Publishing is core to the games business: we explore how best to work with publishers to get your new hypercasual game to players.

    Mapping the Metaverse
    The future starts here! Discover the cutting edge of communication and entertainment in this overview of developments in the immersive space. We map the frontiers and reveal essential jumping on points.

    Building On Blockchain
    An introduction to what blockchain means for any developer - with insights into the technology and how crypto works with games.

    The New NFT Economies
    Non-fungible tokens: how unique digital assets are changing the way people play today.

    Big Screen Gaming
    Beyond mobile: developing and publishing for PC, console, XR, cloud gaming and more.

    New Market Monetiser (sponsored by Adverty)
    Make the most of new advertising formats, IAPs and other monetisation developments in this focused track.

    ASO Insights (App Store Optimisation) (sponsored by AppTweak)
    There's an art to getting your game ready for the app stores. Whether it's Google or Apple or others, our experts will help you give it the best start.

    Show Me The Money (sponsored by Agnitio Capital)
    Get practical insight on securing the funding that will make a difference.

    Incredible Indies
    How to survive and thrive as a smaller studio in today's competitive games development landscape.

    Industry Visions & Values
    How to build a better games industry and aspire to a more a more positive future for everyone

    Ad Insights
    In-game ads remain central to many studios' monetisation strategy - join us to discover the latest trends and advice.

    Global Trends
    From East to West: facts, figures and insight into the latest industry trends from all over the globe.

    Mastering Multiplayer (sponsored by Photon)
    Multiplayer games dominate the charts - but what tips, technology and secret sauce can help you compete!

    Revenue Roadmap (sponsored by Pangle)
    Essential insight into the future of user acquisition, retention techniques, and methods to grow your game.

    Game Booster
    Developing the perfect game is half the battle. Discover how to quickly boost your chances of success and gain the loyalty of your audience.

    The Developer Toolkit
    Everything a growing developer needs: essential, practical advice about all aspects of making games.

    Marketing Mavens
    Discover the latest tips and techniques from the personalities and agencies that are changing the media world.

    Live Ops Landscape (sponsored by AWS / Amazon Game Tech)
    A track dedicated to explaining and improving your approach to live ops, the core of the modern games world.

    The Growth Track (sponsored by Bango)
    Essential insight into user acquisition, retention techniques, and how to grow your game.

    CFO Insider (sponsored by Pollen VC)
    Learn from the best with practical advice on creating financial security and success for your business.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 15 The Big Indie Zone

    The Big Indie Zone logo

    For the 15th entry in our advent calendar, we are highlighting one of the many exciting opportunities for indie developers to showcase their work at our upcoming in-person conference, Pocket Gamer Connects London.

    70% of attendees to our PG Connects events are game makers, and we have carefully curated matchmaking events for these attendees to go above and beyond their expectations. Rather than leaving it up to individual attendees to find interested publishers, investors or service providers, we have put together side activities at PG Connects London that brings publishers and investors to indie developers. One of these fantastic opportunities to showcase the incredible talent in attendance is our exclusive expo area dedicated to indie developers called The Big Indie Zone.

    Read on to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

    About The Big Indie Zone

    The Big Indie Zone is an exclusive expo area within the conference dedicated to indie developers and their games. It offers developers the chance to pre-book a two-day demo table (including conference passes, making this an excellent value option) and present their awesome creation to fellow Connects attendees within a conducive setting.

    The zone runs for the full duration of the two days and is always a vibrant and very popular segment of any Connects conference.

    Whether you’re a publisher looking for new talent, an investor in search of your next focus, a service provider keen to share the benefits of your tools, or even a developer hoping to exchange ideas with your contemporaries, swinging by The Big Indie Zone comes highly recommended.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 16 Throwback Thursday 2.0

    Throwback Thursday 2.0 logo

    For the 16th entry of our Pocket Gamer Connects London advent calendar, we are taking another stroll down memory lane to past PG Connects events.

    The last opportunity we had to physically gather together at a PG Connects conference was at our last London conference in January 2020. This was before we shifted onto a strictly digital format. As we come closer to our February conference, we want to look back at the fantastic times we had at that conference as a reminder of all the great times we have ahead of us come February 14th.

    Attendees roaming around the show floor at PG Connects London

    Developer showcasing indie game in the Big Indie Zone.

    Expert speakers sharing insights at a panel conversation.

    Industry leading speakers engaging in future-gazing talks.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.

  • 17 Connect with high-profile investors

    Connect with high-profile investors logo

    For the 17th entry of our Pocket Gamer Connects London advent calendar, we are sharing with you one of the most amazing, unmissable opportunities for game makers at our conference: Investor Connector.

    Whether you are a game maker looking for funding for your next project or an investor searching for opportunities, PG Connects facilitates the meetings through a match-making process based on varied criteria that will land you with the most promising chance at making your dream project a reality.

    To learn more about Investor Connector, what past attendees have to say about the opportunity, and how you can become involved, read on below!

    About Investor Connector

    The popular match-making event returns for 2022! We’ll set aside a quiet space during the conference where pre-selected companies looking for funding, and investors looking for opportunities, will get to connect one-on-one to discuss their potential involvement.

    What past participants have to say

    Investor:

    “We reviewed more than 30 projects, listened to dozens of reports, got acquainted with cool teams and are already conducting dialogues about cooperation. We will definitely participate again!"

    - Dima Morozov, Green Gray, Founder & CEO,

    Developer:

    "It was a really low-key way of meeting high-profile people and it helped establish a first connection with some good follow-ups in place."

    - Vincent van Gils, Grumpy Owl Games, Director

    How you can get involved

    Keep in mind this event is ONLY for developers and investors, and exclusively for PG Connects London 2022 attendees. Firstly, you have to purchase your tickets before you sign up to be part of this matchmaking event. You can register here.
    This is a curated session and successful applicants will undergo an approval process. Interested developers/publishers looking to be considered, should apply using this form. Any investors interested in taking part, are requested to fill in this form, or apply directly to the organiser sasha.paleeva@steelmedia.co.uk

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 18 The State of Play: Blockchain Gaming in 2021 [FREE VIDEO]

    The State of Play: Blockchain Gaming in 2021 [FREE VIDEO] logo

    For the 18th entry of our Pocket Gamer Connects London advent calendar, we are bringing back an incredibly insightful, forward-thinking conversation we had with DappRadar's Skirmantas Januškas at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #8 in September 2021.

    In this conversation, Januškas delivers a Superstar Blockchain Basics track session overlooking the financial growth of Blockchain Gaming in 2021, where the opportunities are for developers and what’s coming up next as we move towards an increasingly virtual economy. Covering the growing prevalence of the metaverse, decentralized finance, NFTs and blockchain gaming, his insightful presentation dives deep into what’s currently working for the sector and what newcomers into the field of blockchain gaming should look into to maximize their projects.

     

    We are looking forward to bringing you more exciting, thought-provoking conversations like this one with our return to live conferences at PG Connects London in the new year.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 19 Badge Pick Up Party

    Badge Pick Up Party logo

    For the 19th entry of our Pocket Gamer Connects London advent calendar, we are sharing with you an exciting opportunity to skip the queue and get your badge early (and get some early networking in while you’re at it!).

    If you prefer to get an extra hour or two of sleep before the conference or would prefer not to be rushed on day one, we have just the event for you. Keep on reading to find out more.

    Badge Pick Up Party

    Like parties but don’t like queues? Then our Badge Pick Up Party, made possible by our chums at Triple Dragon Limited, is the place for you. The Badge Pick-up Party is open to all Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 attendees.

    Swing by, grab your badge for Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022, plus have a drink and some good times in the company of industry friends, new and old.

    It’s a jolly way to kick off the Pocket Gamer Connects experience and you get to skip registration queues on Monday morning and wander straight in. What could possibly be better? #GetBadgesDone #GetBeer

    When and where is it?

    The Badge Pick Up Party will take place the evening before kick-off on February 13th, from 6pm to 11pm (with Badge pick up available only between 6pm to 8:30pm).

    The venue is TBC, but all attendees will be notified once it has been confirmed.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 20 The Very Big Indie Pitch(es)

    The Very Big Indie Pitch(es) logo

    For the 20th entry of our Pocket Gamer Connects London advent calendar, we are sharing with you some of the incredible opportunities that we have available for indie developers at our upcoming conference in the new year.

    If you are an indie developer that’s looking to pitch an incredible new game to the industry’s best, we have just the chance for you to do so. Keep reading to find out more about what coming to PG Connects London can do for you and your career!

    The Very Big Indie Pitch(es)

    Following our first PC pitches in 2018 and 2019, our second Very Big Indie Pitch opportunities will be at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022!

    The Very Big Indie Pitch features two editions this year, one geared towards mobile games and another for PC and console developers. These speed dating format competitions give each developer five minutes with each panel of experts, meaning entrants get genuine constructive feedback from the event.

    They are fun but hotly contested events that have proved a genuine game-changer for teams in the past.

    The winner for each event further earns editorial coverage on PCGamesInsider.biz, alongside the chance to impress our other journalists in attendance, making this a great chance to get you, your studio, and your game played by the media – alongside potentially winning a share of a large Steel Media marketing package.

    To find out more about The Very Big Indie Pitch (Mobile Edition), go here. To find out more about The Very Big Indie Pitch (PC & Console Edition), go here.

    What is the deadline to enter?

    Deadline for entries is midnight Monday, January 31st, 2022.

    Where do I sign up?

    You can submit your entry here at your earliest convenience. This link is for both submissions to our Mobile and PC & Console editions.

    What past attendees had to say

    "I've been participating in the Big Indie Pitch on and off for several years now, and I'd recommend it to any indie in any stage of development. It is said that if you can't describe your game in a sentence, it'll never sell. The speed-date format is an incredibly valuable exercise to gauge reactions, gain feedback, and overall help hone that elevator pitch to distill your idea into its marketable core."

    - Kevin Beimers, Director at Italic Pig

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 21 Learn how to make (more) money from your games!

    Learn how to make (more) money from your games! logo

    For the 21st entry of our Pocket Gamer Connects London advent calendar, we’re talking money and how you can make more of it.

    We know attending conferences is an investment, and to give our attendees the best possible ROI, we have created a matchmaking event that will get attending companies a complimentary discussion with an expert monetisation company on how they can up their monetisation strategy to make as much revenue as possible in 2022.

    Read on to find out how you can get involved!

    What is MoneyMaker?

    This new addition to the schedule pairs developers and publishers with monetisation companies to discuss how to make (more) money from your game.
    Developing great ideas and polishing them to published perfection will always be at the heart of the mobile games industry, but ultimately it’s the smart monetisation that makes the business world go round.

    Alongside the event’s normal meeting system, we will also run an additional curated session pairing developers and publishers with the best advertising, UA and monetisation businesses as well as related platforms and innovations that can help everyone make more of the folding stuff and help the industry grow.

    The MoneyMaker event enables shortlisted developers and publishers to make initial contact during a dedicated stint of speed-date style meetings in a quiet space at PG Connects London 2022. These short meets aren’t designed for closing a deal but to enable essential insights on all the latest offerings to help increase your income and an initial introduction that can be followed up with a longer meeting during or after the conference.

    How do I sign up?

    Firstly, you have to purchase your tickets to PG Connects London 2022 before you sign up to be part of this matchmaking event. You can register here.

    Then, please fill out the form here and tell us a little bit about your company and what you’re looking for or supplying (click all that apply). We’ll confirm your participation and sort out the meets to take place between 3:00pm and 4:00pm (UK) on Tuesday, February 15.

    Slots are limited so make sure you apply early to guarantee your place.

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 22 The Big Indie Awards

    The Big Indie Awards logo

    For the 22nd entry of our Pocket Gamer Connects London advent calendar, we are talking about our inaugural awards event celebrating the best of indie games and game developers from across the world.

    PG Connects has always had a mission to give indie talent a platform to showcase their creations, and this inaugural event is an incredible opportunity for any developer looking to share their work with influential decision-makers in the industry.

    To learn more about what this event can do for you and how to nominate your own team/game or other excellent candidates, keep on reading.

    What are The Big Indie Awards?

    Taking place live both online and in person as a part of Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022, The Big Indie Awards continues and extends our core mission of discovering, promoting and supporting the very best indie games and game developers from all around the world, including those who may not have yet made it to one of our pitch events.

    Who can be nominated?

    • The awards cover mobile, PC and console games. Read more here to see the requirements to qualify for nomination.
    • The game eligibility period is now from November 1st 2020 - December 31st 2021.
    • Your core studio must be less than 12 members (with exceptions in special circumstances) and be fully independently owned with a primary focus on game making. Independent developers are also welcome.

    What’s the process?

    Step 1: Nominations

    We are currently at the nomination stage. Anyone can nominate their own game or the studio they are a part of as well as nominate a game that someone else has created or a studio that they think is doing particularly well. All names nominated will enter a list that will be shortened by an expert panel into a final shortlist of nominees, which will be published in early January.

    Use this form to submit your nominations and suggest at least one category you feel is suitable for your nominees, as games can win in multiple categories. Please be aware that you can nominate multiple times and nominate multiple games.

    Step 2: Shortlist Voting

    Select industry experts and players will vote for nominees and result in the winning titles, which will be published in early January.

    Step 3: Awards Ceremony

    The winners will be announced through a ceremony at PG Connects London in February. Sign up free today to secure your spot digitally, or book your ticket to our conference here.

    Last day to nominate

    Nominate your favourite games and studios here before midnight on Friday, December 31st, 2021 (UK time).

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 23 Shouting out the special companies supporting PG Connects London

    Shouting out the special companies supporting PG Connects London logo

    Welcome to day 23 of the Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022 advent calendar. Today we’re giving a special shout out to the amazing companies supporting us for our next conference in February 9.

    Running these conferences is no easy task. Without the support of our amazing sponsors, PG Connects London 2022 simply wouldn’t be possible. Today, we’d like to shine the spotlight on some of the finest companies in the business of games to thank them for supporting us.

    Diamond sponsors

    Kwalee

    From Draw It to Let's Be Cops 3D, we create and publish innovative games that millions love. Paying generously for the right game and providing priceless development advice, our proven experts in hypercasual gaming want to work with you to make your game into a global hit.

    Platinum sponsors

    Xsolla

    Great games can emerge anywhere. We at Xsolla are here to ensure the best ideas get made, get seen, and get played. So we've built a suite of products that remove the barriers between creators and the support they need, enabling an ecosystem where every industry player can connect to get our best work done.

    Gold sponsors

    Silver sponsors

    Bronze sponsors

    Track sponsors

    Category sponsors:

    Associate sponsors

    Thank you - we couldn’t do it without you!

    There’s still time to get involved with PG Connects London 2022. For any sponsorship enquiries, please contact lisa.bisset@steelmedianetwork.com

    A festive discounted offer

    Get a 10% discount on indie, developer/publisher and non-developer/publisher tickets by using code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 and book now.


  • 24 Christmas special offer - 20% off

    Christmas special offer - 20% off logo

    It’s Christmas Eve - and that marks the last day of our Pocket Gamer Connects advent calendar! Thank you for joining us throughout the month of December.

    On this journey we looked at what our next conference has to offer. From the Global Connects Party, matching developers with publishers, the show floor, the content you can expect to see, to the lovely things our attendees have said about our conferences and a lot more.

    To spread the holiday cheer, we’ve asked Santa for a nice present which will get you in the spirit of the holiday season and Pocket Gamer Connects. How does a festive 20% discount to PG Connects London 2022 sound?

    Simply use the code CELEBRATE2021 and book your tickets before midnight Friday January 2nd, 2022.

    From the entire PG Connects team, happy holidays! We’re already looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!


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