It’s just over one month to go until Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 goes live on Monday November 9th to Friday November 13th, and you absolutely have to join us online!
Before we reveal our top reasons why you should be virtually joining us next month, book your tickets now and you could save more than $310 with our Early Bird prices.
Now without further ado, here are 18 reasons why you should be there!
1) Takes place online
In April this year, we took the Pocket Gamer Connects series online to continue to serve the games industry as world events were starting to be postponed and cancelled due to the current pandemic. The love and support that’s been shown has been incredible, and now we’re preparing for our fourth online conference! Going online enables our attendees to connect with one another and learn about worldwide markets without having to leave their own work space.
2) 16 conference tracks throughout the week
Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 features 16 conference tracks taking place all throughout the week, covering all aspects of the mobile games industry to the latest development trends. Each track is be streamed live online, enabling participants to interact with our speakers, while also being recorded for those who can’t quite make the live streams to catch up at a later period.
3) 200 world-class speakers
We would say that’s a lot of speakers under one roof, but our conference takes place online! That being said that’s still a lot of speakers and they are ready to share their expert insights, experiences and advice with you on our seminars, talks, panels and keynotes.
We’ve got some amazing speakers from some of the biggest companies lined up for Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4, including SEGA, King, The Pokémon Company International, Tencent, Square Enix, Niantic, THQ Nordic and many more.
4) Short, sharp seminars
The Connects international series is famous for hosting a conference schedule comprising short, sharp seminars - and our upcoming conference is no exception to that. With no time to waffle, our speakers get straight down to business and put their expertise and industry insight in the spotlight through our streamed presentations.
5) The whole industry
No one puts you in touch with the global games industry like Pocket Gamer Connects. From indie studios and students, to the biggest publishers, mainstream media and international developers, you can meet them all.
6) 1,500 industry professionals
You can connect with over 1,500 industry professionals throughout the week of Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 completely online! Whether you’re a developer looking for a way to get your game on the global stage or an investor looking to find a hidden gem to spend the right kind of money on, you can meet them! The rest is up to you.
7) 680 companies represented
Over 680 leading companies from the games industry will be represented at the show, including developers, publishers, investors, analysts, the media and indies. Get ready!
8) Free access to the MeetToMatch meeting platform
We’ve partnered once again with MeetToMatch, a much trusted meeting platform you’ll know from other industry events such as devcom, Nordic Game, GIC, Quo Vadis and more. This system promises great functionality and reliability so you can organise and carry out your meetings with no bumps along the way.
9) Big name sponsors
We are proud to be able to say that some of the biggest names in the games industry are supporting our fourth online conference. Sponsors such as Microsoft Game Stack, AppLovin, G-STAR, Unity, App Annie and more back us because they believe in our Connects series and what we do for the games industry.
10) Publisher SpeedMatch
Whether you’re looking for a publisher for help releasing your game, or looking for new titles to add to your roster, then why not try our Publisher SpeedMatch sessions? This event pairs developers and publishers together to make initial contact in a series of speed-dating style meetings, with the possibility of a follow-up meeting during or after the conference.
11) Investor Connector
Are you seeking funding for a cool project you’ve been working on? Then why not sign up to the Investor Connector? This event pairs pre-selected applicants looking for funding with investors looking to spend the right kind of money in the right sector in a series of one-on-one meetings. So if you’re looking for backing, make sure you sign up right here.
12) Big Indie Pitches
Our Big Indie Pitch series is a much-loved pitching competition which enables indie developers to showcase their games to a panel of expert judges to gain incredible feedback and the opportunity to win prizes worth thousands of dollars. We are happy to announce that it is returning online again for Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4.
To cater to a wide variety of developers, we are running two Big Indie Pitches. One of the pitches allows entry for mobile developers, and the other pitch sees PC and console developers take the spotlight.
13) Pocket Gamer Connects Careers Week
Previously featuring at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #2 and Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020, the Careers Week returns to the digital realm! Throughout the week, we are hosting dedicated talks and panels regarding recruitment, as well as a persistent digital jobs board where recruiters can list their openings.
We have a range of free and paid opportunities for businesses looking to hire new talent. If you would like more information about premium recruitment opportunities, sponsorship or to get involved in some other way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
And best of all, jobseekers can apply for a free ticket to find the next step in their career as well as have access to the rest of what Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 has to offer. We will carefully consider all applications and get back to you if you qualify for participation.
14) Dedicated Discord server
Alongside the meeting platform, Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 features a live Discord server for our attendees. For 24 hours a day throughout the week, virtual attendees can connect instantly with one another and catch up with speakers after their talks to discuss topics further.
The Discord server plays host to some of the fringe events at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4, contains a dedicated customer support channel and a news feed channel bringing in key updates from PocketGamer.biz.
15) Journalist Bar
Getting your games in front of the media can be tricky, so we’ve taken the hassle out of it. Come to your dedicated virtual Journalist Bar to meet the journalists from Pocket Gamer, and get instant feedback on your game.
16) Established international audience
Since 2014, we’ve had the pleasure of delivering pocket Gamer Connects conferences across the world; in that time we’ve brought annual events to seven countries across multiple continents and met a whopping 27,000 games industry folk who have attended, participated and become a part of our amazing Pocket Gamer community!
Following the global pandemic, in our continual effort to support the games industry, we took our conferences online and were blown away by the response and support. The Pocket Gamer Connects Digital series has gone from strength to strength, attracting a larger, more diverse audience with a total of 75 countries represented at our most recent conference; a massive increase on our live events which average around 45 countries.
17) Previous attendee feedback
Previous attendees have voted Connects the ‘best value conference’, 97% would recommend us to a colleague and 96% tell us they’ll come back for more.
18) Week of gaming
Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 is one of the featured events in an action packed week of gaming, where EGLX Digital and Pocket Gamer LaunchPad #2 also take place. And during the week after, partner event G-STAR Global Game Exhibition 2020 [https://www.gotogstar.com/] goes online. That’s a lot of great content to sink your teeth into!
You can also purchase a combo ticket which enables you to attend Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 and G-STAR Global Game Exhibition 2020 for 20% less if you book now.
Wow, that’s a lot of reasons to get involved at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4! And if you book now, you can save more than $310 on the price of tickets with our Early Bird discounts! This special offer ends at midnight next Tuesday October 13th.
We’re also allocating a limited amount of free passes solely for small indie developers, enabling them to meet with investors and publishers, and learn from the industry’s biggest names. If you think you qualify, sign up here.