Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 is just under one week away and the deadlines to sign up to our fringe events are fast approaching!
On November 9th to 13th, over 1,500 industry professionals will log on from around the world to connect with one another through our MeetToMatch platform and learn from more than 200 expert speakers on 16 conference tracks. You can view the full schedule right here.
Sitting alongside the meeting platform and the incredible talks, panels, workshops and roundtables, we’re hosting a bunch of fringe events to connect developers, publishers, investors, recruiters and jobseekers together.
Find out below which applications are closing and don’t miss out!
The Big Indie Pitch: Mobile, PC and Console
Submission deadline: Monday, November 2nd
The Big Indie Pitch returns for another online adventure at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4.
The Big Indie Pitch sees indie developers engage in a speed-dating-styled pitching competition, where our expert judges will decide which indie developer is worthy of the glory (and one of our bespoke promotional packages worth thousands of dollars).
Submission deadline: Monday, November 2nd
Are you a developer looking for funding? Maybe you’re an investor looking for an opportunity? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you’ll want to sign up for Investor Connector.
This event enables companies - or individuals - to be paired with investors where they can discuss their potential involvement with one another. These short meets aren’t intended for closing a deal, but are designed to enable an initial introduction that can be followed up either during or after the conference.
Submission deadline: Monday, November 9th
Are you a studio looking for somebody to bring your game to market? Or are you a publisher looking for new talent? Then sign up to the Publisher SpeedMatch session now!
Alongside this event’s meeting platform, we will also run an additionally curated session pairing developers and publisher in a series of speed-dating style meetings. Like the Investor Connector, these meetings aren’t intended on closing a deal, but can always be followed up at a later point.
IGDA Mentor Café
Register before: Thursday, November 12th
In the IGDA Mentor Café games industry leaders will share their knowledge and expertise in short, 15-minute mentoring sessions. After these sessions have finished there’ll be a chance to mingle in a relaxed environment for more conversations.
Experts hand-picked by IGDA Finland regularly share valuable knowledge, skills and advice in these IGDA Mentor Cafés, 'giving back' to anyone in the community who is seeking mentorship. Mentees will receive valuable advice and new connections to the industry! Topics can be related to anything in the games industry.
Games Jobs Live
Register FREE before: Wednesday, November 11th
Games Jobs Live is a live-streamed recruitment event designed specifically for the games industry. Broadcast on YouTube, they’re free and open to all attendees, whether they already work in the games industry, another sector, or have recently graduated.
The events showcase the best local game development studios – each studio succinctly presents who they are, what they’ve done, and what positions they’re looking to fill. Each studio also has their own dedicated Discord chat channel so applicants can follow up with any questions to them, and then just apply directly to each studio.
The main event takes place alongside Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4, and will be a 90-minute video broadcast, followed by a 30-minute Discord Q&A. You'll hear from companies that have vacancies to fill, and then be able to ask questions.
There’s even more in store at Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 that you can sink your teeth into:
- Careers Week
- Games Industry Investment Summit 2020 in association with Enthusiast Gaming
- Celebrating the Middle East and North African games industry
- Journalist Bar
- Discord server
Sign up now
Make sure you don’t miss out on signing up to our fantastic fringe events and sign up now! To get access to these fringe events (excluding Games Jobs Live and the Big Indie Pitches), you must be a registered attendee of Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4. If you’re not, you can change that right now by booking here.
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.