Settling in for the long haul with Live Ops Landscape at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle

Keep your players coming back week after week with this dive into the world of LiveOps

Settling in for the long haul with Live Ops Landscape at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle

There’s less than a week to go until Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle kicks off on May 13th and 14th and we’re back with another rundown of one of 10 tracks on show (with four more at PC Connects).

We've been looking at one track daily in the run-up to the Seattle event to get you filled in before you fly out, and today's no different.

Today's track is Live Ops Landscape, brand new for 2019. More than ever, live games dominate the mobile marketplace and our speakers will be helping you keep players invested for months (or even years) after release.

May 14th

10:20: PlayFab live ops evangelist Crystin Cox commences the day’s sessions with a keynote on time-limited events and how they can drive significant engagement and retention in live games.

10:40: Next, learn how to properly plan for live ops with Wooga product lead Patrick McGrath. His framework aims to help you boil down post-launch support by identifying the necessary steps to take on a game-by-game basis.

11:00: Playkot’s Daniel McLaren follows with a session on managing live operations through the game’s core design, getting everyone from designers to shareholders on board with building a live game from scratch.

11:20: Sit down with A Thinking Ape’s Finn-Lily Hartwood and Nicole Maiorano for a panel on what inclusive content is - and why it’s important. The gaming audience is vast and making sure you represent that diversity properly can be a powerful tool.

11:40: Wrap up our Live Ops track with a session by Yokozuna Data CEO África Periañez, explaining how the company used machine learning and big data to master player spending predictions.

This is just a taste of the full 10-track lineup taking place at the Seattle show the year.

Check out the full schedule to see the full range of impressive speakers attending. We'll be posting speaker spotlights and more track rundowns as we get closer to the event.

Like what you see? There’s still time to register for Pocket Gamer Connect Seattle right here.

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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 100 Rising Star list.