At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2014, we bought together a panel of top developers to discuss how key trends in the mobile games industry.
Moderated by Chris James, the panel consisted of:
- Matias Myllyrinne, Remedy
- Tero Virtala, RedLynx
- David Bluhm, DropForge, and
- Teemu Huuhtanen, Next Games
As a triple-A console developer coming to mobile, Myllyrinne said, "What we learn from mobile is games-as-a-service, running analytics, and better marketing methods".
Yet, he argued that high quality console production methods are also coming to mobile.
"I think we're moving towards a sweet spot," he concluded.
Virtala agreed, although he was thinking more about the reach of mobile games.
"Games used to be a niche market," he said, pointing out it used to reach around 1-3 percent of the world's population.
"Now we're talking about 10 or 20 percent of the world's population," he commented.
"Finally we are becoming mass market."
You can see all the talks from Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2014 here.
Pocket Gamer Connects is the biggest mobile games show in Europe, which brings together the best speakers and delegates from across the industry and from all over the world.
To-date, Pocket Gamer Connects has been held in London and Helsinki, and the show will be heading back to the UK in January 2015.
To find out more about the latest show, head on over to www.pgconnects.com.