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Celebrating the sponsors for next week’s Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki

Celebrating the sponsors for next week’s Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki

Staging Europe’s biggest mobile B2B games industry event is no small task and we’re both proud and grateful to have some of the finest companies in the sector backing Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2018

It’s only fair that we share the spotlight and shine a light on these pioneering firms that make it all possible. Why not meet up with them at the show next week?

Gold Sponsors

Alto.io 

Alto.io is creating a decentralised platform with a suite of tools for games developers, item creators and players, built around the blockchain’s item-first economy. Through the Alto platform, interoperable crypto items (blockchain-based game items) will be minted, used, and sold across multiple games and users. We are setting out to enable a self-sustaining ecosystem built around the blockchain’s item-first economy that is fair and mutually beneficial for everyone.

deltaDNA 

DeltaDNA has been providing fast and powerful analytics tools and insight to the games sector’s leading publishers and developers since 2010, including Take-Two Interactive, Square Enix Montreal, Wargaming and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe.

At the heart of the deltaDNA offering is the analytics platform, gathering deep and rich player data on 70 million Monthly Active Users (MAU). Complementary engagement tools make the analytics actionable, the smart ads mediation service maximises ad income, and the in-house experts in the insights consultancy team provide industry-leading advice and benchmarking.

Game Insight 

With its breadth of games, depth of players and focus on innovation, Game Insight is pioneering cross-platform gaming on a global scale.

G-STAR 

G-STAR are series sponsors for the 2018 Big Indie Pitch competitions in locations such as San Francisco and headline sponsor for the Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki. The series builds to a climax with the Big Indie Awards this November. Asia’s leading B2B and B2C games conference will be held in Busan, Korea between November 15th and 18th.

Hatch

Hatch takes the cloud gaming revolution to mobile and beyond, with the world’s first service for discovering, playing and sharing a curated collection of great games from more than 100 leading developers and publishers. All games on Hatch - from arcade classics to modern masterpieces - are available to play instantly with no downloads, in-game paywalls or limits.

Hatch is out now for Android users (version six and up) in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, with support for more countries and platforms planned for later.

Mintegral

Mintegral is a leading programmatic and interactive mobile advertising platform with a focus on helping brands and app publishers reach consumers in China, Japan and the wider APAC region. Powered by advanced AI technology and with an emphasis on innovative and creative ad formats that really work, Mintegral helps its customers exceed their marketing goals.

MoPub

MoPub powers the leading monetisation platform for mobile apps by connecting publishers with direct ad sources, ad networks, and top DSPs through the MoPub Marketplace, one of the largest real-time bidding exchanges, and providing the world-class tools and service needed to meet and exceed their mobile monetisation goals.

Nutaku 

Nutaku is the world’s largest English gaming platform dedicated to 18+ titles. Our goal is to distribute high-quality games with stunning graphics and fully adult scenes, offering the best cross-platform gaming experience for every 18-plus player.

Pixonic 

Pixonic, founded in 2009, develops and publishes a range of mobile games, including the company’s flagship title War Robots that's played by over 1.5m people daily.

We’ve come a long way from a small startup to one of the top 10 developers in the CIS with offices in Moscow, Berlin, Cyprus and Belgorod. Pixonic now employs more than 200 people, while War Robots’ download count has exceeded 75m. As we continue to grow, we are actively exploring new markets and preparing to launch new projects.

Unity Technologies

The world’s leading game engine, Unity democratises games development and enables success by solving many of the hard technical and business-related problems for you.

More games developers use Unity than any other engine. A community of millions – from hobbyists and students to indie and triple-A studios – have used Unity to create 2D, 3D, and VR/AR games and experiences. In fact, Unity creators have distributed their content to over one-billion devices reaching over 700 million gamers.

More than an engine, Unity offers a rich platform you can use to build beautiful and engaging content, boost your productivity, and connect with your audience.

Unreal, Epic Games

Developed by Epic Games, Unreal Engine brings high-fidelity experiences to PC, console, mobile, VR and AR platforms. Unreal Engine accelerates the creation of games, applications, visualisations and cinematic content. Download Unreal Engine for free at unrealengine.com, and follow @UnrealEngine for updates. Unreal also sponsors both the Very Big Indie Pitch and the PC Indie Pitch.

Silver sponsors

Amazon Game Tech 

Amazon Game Tech brings together solutions from across Amazon, for every stage in your game's lifecycle. Whether you're building a connected game, deploying dedicated servers, or looking to reach more players, we’re here to help you succeed.

Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands Corporation Limited (ASX: AB1) was formed in 2014 through the spinoff of part of the app portfolio of Animoca (Appionics Holdings Ltd.) and the consolidation of a number of partnerships and acquisitions. Animoca Brands is the resulting new entity with a mission to create and/or publish globally a broad portfolio of mobile games for smartphones and tablets. Animoca Brands is based in Hong Kong.

DOGI

DOGI platform aims to change the condition of the games industry by allowing games developers early engagement with players, community and potential investors. Applying the blockchain as fundamental technology, DOGI is also a marketplace for the decentralised ownership of games and its team success and sharing of investment through token economics.

Besides featuring well-designed crypto games, DOGI also presented the teams so as to enable qualified deal sourcing to the investors. By applying blockchain technology to build a new ecosystem, powered by our vast network in the gaming industry, developers gain access to resources, smart capitals and a chance to be incubated in selected regions, such as China and Europe.

Fingersoft, Round Zero

Round Zero is a mobile games publishing company. Although Round Zero is a publishing label of its own, it operates under Fingersoft Ltd., the mobile games developer and/or publisher of multiple mega-hit successes like Hill Climb Racing, Make More!, and Fail Hard!.

Round Zero was founded to operate as the publishing and game review department of Fingersoft for one purpose only: to scout talented games developers from all over the world, and help them to review and publish their games.

KamaGames

KamaGames is the largest European social mobile poker operator, with over 530,000 daily active users.
Established in 2010 and employing over 250 staff, KamaGames has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland as well as offices in London and Dubai.

The operator’s flagship title Pokerist, was the #1 grossing app in 101 countries on the App Store and one of the top 5 grossing apps in 45 countries on Google Play. Localised into 29 languages, KamaGames’ titles have been enjoyed to date by over 100 million players around the globe.

KamaGames showed a 64 per cent growth in revenue over the past year by building a comprehensive, industry-leading portfolio of the most popular social casino games.

Bronze sponsors

Adrealm

Founded in 2017 Adrealm is led by Brian Xie and a team with a deep knowledge of the blockchain and digital advertising industry. Their work focuses around solving the deep-seated issues prevalent in today's digital advertising industry using the power of blockchain.

Auctionity, Domraider

Auctionity’s goal is to revolutionise the auction world thanks to its unique application of blockchain technology. The platform will be the first-ever, 100 per cent blockchain-based application enabling the sale of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) at auction.

The community is at the heart of the project. The platform is interactive and easy to use. For example, live auctions can be run by members called “Auctioneers” who can earn money while having fun animating auction sales!

This innovative project was made possible thanks to DomRaider — a French Tech startup — which led a successful ICO.

Beluga Global

Beluga Global, the largest pan-Internet platform in China, focuses on the Internet related industries, companies, products and services that aim to expand business overseas, including APPs, games, E-Commerce, smartphones and devices, tourism, Internet literature, film, animation, education, sports, Fintech and so on.

Devtodev

Devtodev is a full cycle analytics solution for games developers. The company focuses on game analytics and allows to track all the basic metrics in real-time, optimise tutorial, find where and why users churn, evaluate the effectiveness of levels and analyse paying users behaviour. Game-specific reports help you to find bottlenecks in the game economy and forecast LTV

Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

Game of Whales 

The first real-time, fully automated AI platform designed to increase IAP and engagement.
Game of whales is based on an advanced AI algorithm that automatically micro-segment the users based on their behaviour, predicts their future usage, interacts with them and optimise the interactions seamlessly, showing an average increase of 20 per cent in revenues.

Gismart 

Gismart is a top music entertainment app developer with over 300 million downloads. Believing that anyone has a creative gene, the company aims to give people an opportunity to express themselves musically. The company’s top titles include Beat Maker Go, Beat Maker Star, Karaoke, Piano, WeDrum, Guitar and DoubleTune. Besides music-related products, Gismart publishes entertainment apps and casual games.

Guangzhou Jodo InfoTech

Jodo Game is a global mobile games developer and publisher from Guangzhou, China. Since 2013, JODO has been focusing on providing the best game experience to global players. So far, we have accumulated more than 30 million players and reached 70 countries and regions with huge global market share. Together with Apple, Google, Facebook and other partners, we are looking forward to more opportunities to develop the global market.

HyprMX

HyprMX exists to make mobile monetisation simple. As a subsidiary of Jun Group, we bring Fortune 500 brands and simplified ad tech to mobile apps. Founded in 2012, we're headquartered in New York City, with offices in Seattle and San Francisco.

Libring

Libring is a cloud-based solution used by leading app and games publishers around the world to automatically collect, aggregate and instantly organise all their reporting data in one place. We provide our customers with full visibility of their monetisation performance and the tools to quickly analyse their results at the most granular level to minimise the amount of money left on the table and maximise ad revenue.

Ogury

Ogury is the leading mobile data company, providing the most comprehensive, 360-degree view of global user behaviour across both app and mobile web usage.

Our proprietary technology - integrated within thousands of apps - enables Ogury to build the most accurate mobile user profiles available, using first-party behavioural data directly from the users’ devices. This data is used to power the company’s suite of solutions for both advertisers and app publishers; ‘Ogury for Brands’ and ‘Ogury for Apps’.

Ogury’s mission is to make mobile data work for everyone, by delivering unrivalled monetisation, ad targeting, and analytics tools for businesses, advertisers, and publishers that greatly enhance revenue, results, and the mobile consumer experience.

Pocket Arena, Emoji Games

Pocket Arena Coin (POC) is a decentralised gaming token that gives control back to the players by allowing them to own and trade their in-game items safely. POC can also be used with a variety of dApps within the Pocket Arena ecosystem, as a casual eSport reward, brand-user interaction incentive or as a token of exchange.

Photon, Exit Games

Exit Games is a German venture capital financed company, founded in 2003, with offices in Hamburg and Portland offering Photon, a multiplayer engine for cross-platform real-time multiplayer games, massively multiplayer online games(MMOGs), chat and voice chat on various technological platforms, including mobile, PC and consoles.

Shanghai Playwhale Digital Technology Co

Founded in 2010, Shanghai Playwhale Digital Technology Co.,Ltd. is a games developer company in China, specialising in web games and mobile games. Since 2017, more than eight million players have registered in its tower defence game Hero TD, which has made Playwhale the number one in China’s tower defence game market. Now Playwhale is reaching out for its overseas game version.

wappier

wappier is the world leader in Intelligent Revenue Management and Optimisation for the $139 Billion mobile application in-app purchase market. Its cloud-based technology enables mobile app developers to increase the Lifetime Value of their customers by 30 to 50 per cent through machine learning, predictive analytics and deep data pooling. Every day our algorithms process more than one billion data facts in order to optimise pricing and retention for each individual consumer.

The revolution has started, join us!

Youmi Technology

Founded in 2010, Youmi is the first mobile advertising platform in China. Driven by big data and AI techniques, Youmi has served more than 10,000 advertisers and 600,000 publishers through marketing solutions and monetisation services. We are aiming to build a mobile marketing ecosystem between mobile apps and mobile social media, and build connections between advertisers, publishers and users.

Associate Sponsors

Big Indie Zone: Hash Rush

Very Big Indie Pitch:

PC Indie Pitch: Unreal, Epic Games

Global Connects Party: Pixonic

Badge Pickup Party: Nordic XR Startups

Badges: Seriously

Lunch: Rovio

Tea and Coffee: Next Games

Lanyards: Jam City

Indie Chillout Lounge: Nutaku

Nutaku Happy Hour Drinks: Nutaku

Plus: ChartbooostNitro GamesPlaya HubThe Specialist Works; Kajak Games;MatchMade 

Track Sponsors

Pocket Gamer Connects

  • Live Ops Landscape: Amazon Game Tech
  • The Growth Track: DeltaDNA
  • Game Changers – Hypercasual & IM: Facebook
  • The Indie Track: Fingersoft + Round Zero
  • Esports Academy: Game Insight
  • Influencer Insight: Game Insight
  • Game Changers – Cloud & Connected Experiences: Hatch
  • East Meets West: Mintegral
  • Trade Trends: Ogury
  • Monetiser: Unity Technologies
  • Developer Toolkit: Unreal, Epic Games

Blockchain Gamer Connects

  • The Blockchain Basics: Animoca Brands
  • ICO insights & Token Trends: Animoca Brands
  • GameMaker Sessions: Animoca Brands
  • Link to the Future: Animoca Brands

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

Editor

Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing TheVirtualReport.biz, Steve contributes to PocketGamer.biz, PCGamesInsider.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.

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