Luai Mahjneh is the CEO at Quantum Shake. At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki on September 11th to 12th he'll be part of a panel discussing Growing as a Developer in Finland.
Click here to find out more about the show and to buy your tickets.
An experienced entrepreneur and gaming professional, Mahjneh is the co-founder and CEO of Quantum Shake, the Finnish mobile game studio responsible for the new eSport title Arena Brawls.
Mahjneh has a strong background with start-early-stagey stage development and the lean approaches that impact their business.
Previous work experience reaches from business operations management and project coordination to customer service and sales.
On top of that he's studied and lived 11 years abroad in Italy and Germany and holds a M.Sc. degree in industrial engineering and management.
PocketGamer.Biz: What does your role at the company entail?
Luai Mahjneh: Financial and resource manager, lead game and level design, user experience design and testing, merchandise sourcing operations.
What do you think have been the most exciting developments in gaming since the last Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki?
The sudden growth of Battle Royale games on mobile has been explosive, which shows the playerbase on mobile is maturing. More complex controls are getting accepted by the users.
Hypercasual, however, is still very relevant as Voodoo has proven successfully.
What are your thoughts on the way the industry has grown in the last 12 months?
The industry continues to grow more competitive, and for example, regulative factors pose certain threats for developers (e.g. the Chinese government has not issued new approvals for games since March).
Also, smaller indie studios with limited resources have to be careful with their policies thanks to the new GDPR.
What do you think the next 12 months in mobile gaming are going to look like?
We will see a strong growth in the mobile eSport market - especially in the Southeast Asia region.
Which part of Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki are you most looking forward to and why?
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About Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki
In a few short weeks the whole mobile gaming industry is set to descend on Helsinki for Pocket Gamer Connects. The event, which runs from September 11th to September 12th, is packed full of talks, tracks, networking opportunities, and more. You can read about the full conference schedule here.
There are still tickets available for the show, and if you click this link right here you'll get all the information you need on how to buy them, and what's going to be happening in Helsinki over the two days.