Brought to you from the team behind PocketGamer.com, the world's number one consumer site for mobile and handheld games, PocketGamer.biz is all about the processes, people, technology and deals that drive the business which makes these games happen.
From breaking industry stories and in-depth interviews with key executives and players to coverage of industry conferences and events, and detailed analysis of mobile games metrics, if it makes a difference to the developers, publishers, operators, handset manufacturers, and service providers, then you can expect to see it here.
And as well as providing a daily news service, PocketGamer.biz's knowledge is available in regular industry analysis such as our Mobile Games Trends reports. These provide the key trends, facts and figures for the mobile games market, ranging from the competitive analysis of publishers to game case studies, market data and financial performance.
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WHO IS POCKETGAMER.BIZ?
Brian Baglow | Managing Editor
Brian has been working in the games industry since the mid-1990s, when he joined the legendary studio DMA Design, as a writer on the original Grand Theft Auto. Since then he's worked with major publishers, founded his own digital agency, helped numerous startups with PR, marketing, communications, narrative design, branding and making money. Back in 2004, Brian created the Scottish Games Network, the industry body for the country's videogames sector. He also lectures at Napier University on the transformative power of interactive media on the creative industries, is a board member of Creative Edinburgh, and helps to organise games, tech and creative industries events. In his spare time, he plays videogames and is usually, proudly, at least one generation behind the cutting edge consoles.
Jon Jordan | Contributing Editor
One of the site's original co-founders, Jon remembers the heady days of 'surfing the BT Cellnet' (ahem), and text-based WAP mobile gaming with a certain degree of nostalgia. Everything's moved on plenty since then, of course. Not least Jon, who now boasts several million colours, a touchscreen and up to 8GB of inbuilt memory. It's not done much for his battery life, though.
Khai Trung Le | Editor
Following an extensive stint as a science journalist and research writer, Khai joins the PocketGamer.biz team as editor. He has a passion for games, the way they are made, and the influence they exert.
Aaron Astle | Staff Writer
Aaron is the Staff Writer at PG.biz and mostly plays RPGs, with Fire Emblem Heroes being his most-played mobile game by far. He appreciates a good OST, and the area of the industry that interests him most is the rise of cross compatibility between mobile, console, and PC.
Charlie Scowen | Events Marketing Executive
You'll often see words from Charlie about upcoming events. He assists the marketing team as they promote events such as the Pocket Gamer Connects series, the PocketGamer.biz MasterClasses, Pocket Gamer LaunchPad and other market-defining activities. He will play almost every game that catches his eye and enthuses about the esports scene so much that he wrote his dissertation on it.
Dave Bradley | COO
Dave is Steel Media's Chief Operations Officer. He gets involved in all areas of the business, from front-page editorial to behind-the-scenes planning across multiple sites and events. He began his career in games and entertainment journalism back in the 1990s when Doom came on four floppy disks. If you're interested in working at Steel Media Ltd, he's the guy to email.
Chris James | CEO
If you haven't come across the founder and CEO of Steel Media, then Chris really hasn't been doing his job very well. He's been in the games media since the 1990s and co-founded Steel Media Ltd in 2005. A regular on the conference circuit, the Godfather Of Mobile Games has spoken at MGF, MEM, and chaired Develop Mobile, as well as served on the judging panels of every award – from the Mobile Choice and Motorola MotoDev to the IMGAs and Meffys. If he hasn't pitched an idea to you yet, then you're probably about to receive a call.
In addition to the names above, we call on a team of respected analysts and writers to ensure our coverage is as deep and wide-ranging as possible.
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