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#PGCLondon 2016 speaker V2 Games' Sam Chandola on revenue beyond IAPs

What to expect at PG Connects London
#PGCLondon 2016 speaker V2 Games' Sam Chandola on revenue beyond IAPs

Pocket Gamer Connects London will kick off the 2016 in style on 18-19 January.

Tickets are still available.

So to give you a hint at what you can expect, we're shining the spotlight onto our speakers to provide a deeper look at the personalities who will be taking the stage.

  • Sam Chandola is the Founder and CEO of Vancouver-based studio V2 Games. Tell us about your company's role in the mobile games industry.

Sam Chandola: V2 Games is a mobile games developer that works with publishers. We develop both original as well as licensed mobile games, so you can say we're the first layer of the mobile games industry.

V2 Games' games include <em>Pac-Man Bounce</em> for Bandai Namco
V2 Games' games include Pac-Man Bounce for Bandai Namco

Studios like ours produce content that millions of mobile gamers around the world enjoy through partnerships with other players in the industry such as publishers and UA specialists.

2015 was another hectic year for the industry, what were the highlights?

I think something that's getting everyone excited is average revenue per non-paying user.

There are now so many ways to monetize without making the user pay that it's opening a plethora of options which will ideally make for better game and user experiences.

PG Connects kicks off 2016, so give us a prediction or two of what we can expect to see in the new year.

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one tooting this horn, but virtual reality. I'm looking forward to 2016 being the year where VR games start becoming commercially profitable.