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Speaker Spotlight: Tomas Nawar, Madfinger

Speaker Spotlight: Tomas Nawar, Madfinger

Making sure you start the year in style, Pocket Gamer Connects London is happening on 13-14 January 2015 at Vinopolis

And tickets are available now.

So to give you a hint at what you can expect, we're shining the spotlight onto our speakers to provide a deeper look at the personalities who will be taking the stage at PG Connects London 2015.

Community in mind

With an career ranging from clubbing, real estate, journalism and DJing, Tomas Nawar is the PR manager at Czech developer Madfinger Games, which is best known for touchscreen shooters such as Dead Trigger and Shadowgun.

Pocket Gamer: We're showcasing the Best of British at Pocket Gamer Connects so how much of an impact have British game developers had in your gaming life?

Tomas Nawar: There are two titles with big impact on my gaming life.

Wipeout (Psygnosis, 1995) - I've been a DJ for more than 15 years and this soundtrack is best music selection in games industry ever. I still love it so much!

Manhunt (Rockstar North, 2003) - a game that reaches an incredible level of brutality. Very interesting!

Why is user acquisition such a challenge in the mobile business today?

You need to know what your players love and give it to them with best possible quality
Tomas Nawar

There are tons of games on mobile platforms, so it's not easy to get enough visibility.

To overcome this means you have to provide the highest quality production with an original concept that has a focus on fun.

How can indie developers adapt to survive in the mobile economy?

First you need to know what your players love and give it to them with best possible quality, easy access, for reasonable cost and make relevant updates and create a community.

Will new technology like wearable tech and VR change the mobile landscape?

I guess, no. Playing on mobile device on the bus is a completely different situation to playing on your PC in your living room.

It´s really hard to imagine people playing in the streets wearing devices like Oculus Rift.

What are you most looking forward to at Pocket Gamer Connects?

Meetings with interesting, creative people!

What's your prediction for the mobile gaming industry in 2015?

I guess it will be awesome year for Madfinger Games!

Grab your tickets for Pocket Gamer Connects London 2015 here!

Don't forget to keep up-to-date with content from our speakers via the Speaker Spotlight hashtag.

And you can check out videos of our speaker talks from PG Connects Helsinki 2014 here.

Contributing Editor

A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at PG.biz which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.

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