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Speaker Spotlight: King's Sabrina Carmona on Fortnite's impact on the mobile games industry

Speaker Spotlight: King's Sabrina Carmona on Fortnite's impact on the mobile games industry

Sabrina Carmona is a lead producer at King. At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki on September 11th to 12th, she’ll be discussing how companies can create agile teams and foster a culture of excellence while developing games.

Click here to get more info about the show and to buy your tickets.

Carmona has worked in over six countries with people from over 30 nationalities and is a big advocate for diversity and inclusion in her teams and products.

Having shipped more than 20 titles across mobile, console, and web, she is now focusing on enabling talented teams to innovate and ship top-charting games.

PocketGamer.biz: What does your role at the company entail?

Sabrina Carmona: I am a lead producer at King, based in the London studio. Ultimately, I’m responsible for building exciting and engaging game franchises. I work with my world class team to transform brilliant ideas into best of class mobile F2P games.

What do you think have been the most exciting developments in gaming since the last Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki?

The attention that battle royale games have received made me realise that mobile gaming has moved beyond just something that people do on their commute.

Although casual games continue to grow, and heavily influence the industry, it’s becoming apparent that gamers are looking for new and engaging experiences that can be played across multiple gaming platforms.

What are your thoughts on the way the industry has grown in the last 12 months?

Like I said, it’s amazing to see how the mobile gaming industry has evolved in the past 12 months. Games like Fortnite have placed a premium on experience, forcing other genres to use it as a benchmark and explore new monetisation models.

Players now expect a certain level of quality and depth that pushes teams to be even more creative when designing player experiences.

What do you think the next 12 months in mobile gaming are going to look like?

I believe that we will see the creation of new genres and hybrid games. This is super exciting because it consolidates our industry even more and increases our challenges.

Additionally, it will be interesting to see whether more studios and publishers follow in Epic’s footsteps – with more console games porting to mobile.

Which part of Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki are you most looking forward to and why?

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki has always been one of my favourite events to take part in.

This will be my third year in a row and it always has great networking opportunities, as well as good industry insights. I am looking forward to catching up with everyone again!

About Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki

In a few short days the whole mobile gaming industry is set to descend on Helsinki for Pocket Gamer Connects. The event, which runs from September 11th to 12th, is packed full of talks, tracks, networking opportunities, and more. You can read about the full conference schedule here.

There are still tickets available for the show, and if you click this link right here you'll get all the information you need on how to buy them, and what's going to be happening in Helsinki over the two days.


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