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Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #8 (Online)
Sep 27th - Oct 1st 2021

Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #8 (Online)

Online Event

Date & Times: Monday, September 27th - Oct 1st 2021
9am to 6pm
Location: Online Event
Expected Size: 1,000 - 3,000
Ticket Cost: 200 GBP
Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers, Creatives, Recruitment, C-Level, Marketing, Students, Investors, Publishers, Tool Providers, Technical teams, Ad Companies, Media, YouTubers / Streamers, Publisher
Event Type: Online Event
Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, Console, Smart TV, Handheld Console, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reali

The leading mobile gaming industry conference, Pocket Gamer Connects, is back! Over the last six years, we've been visiting Finland to celebrate the best of the games industry. Well, the pandemic of 2020 forced everybody to adapt their plans. Pocket Gamer Connects pivoted quickly to online events, which grew strongly throughout 2020 to much industry acclaim. And we'll continue to run digital conferences in 2021 and beyond.

What will you discover?

In September and early October, you can expect five days of content streamed over the web for those who are still unable to travel. There'll be a MeetToMatch meeting platform as usual, which will enable remote attendees to connect over the internet. You'll hear from over 200 of the world’s leading authorities from the gaming industry. Mobile, PC and console, blockchain, XR and more will be covered, across a series of unmissable conference tracks.

Mobile gaming remains the core of the conference - we've been championing the mobile gaming scene for 15 years through our Pocket Gamer brand - but there's more than mobile in 2021: our dedicated Big Screen Gaming (PC, console, XR) and blockchain conference zones are back too!

Tracks, you ask? You can expect The Growth Track, The Developer Toolkit, Global Trends, Game Maker Insights, Live Ops Landscape, Monetiser, Industry Visions & Values, Incredible Indies, Esports + Influencers, Hypercasual + Social Games, and more, including Beyond Games, our newest track which explores the intersection of games and other media.

For sponsorships or other business development opportunities please contact Lisa at [email protected] or book a meeting to discuss your needs at: https://calendly.com/lisa-bisset

Networking For All

A Pocket Gamer Connects conference is a place to get business done. It's famous for being a place where new connections are made (hence the name) and productive meetings take place. You'll be able to network with over 1,000 industry professionals at this online event, and we will do our best to make that easy.
We'll bring together the whole gaming industry, from students and indie studios to the media, international investors and AAA publishers. Unlike some other events, we offer our MeetToMatch meeting scheduler free to all delegates, with unlimited requests, so you can find that perfect contact and arrange to meet them in person.

No other event puts you in touch with the entire mobile gaming industry like our Connects conferences.
Curated fringe events like our Publisher SpeedMatch and Investor Connector events pair developers in rapid succession with a series of publishers or investors. They're exclusive sessions where our experts hand-pick businesses who we know will find objectives in common. These short, sharp encounters enable first contact for you to follow up with a longer meeting if you find a potential partner. It’s a shop window for devs to display their wares and a pipeline of prospects for anyone looking to sign up-and-coming talent. Early application is advised as they fill up quickly and cannot be joined on the day.

Indie devs are the lifeblood of the mobile and PC games industry and Pocket Gamer Connects always champions their work. Our hugely popular Big Indie and PC Indie Pitches will be back in force with indie devs competing to impress a panel of expert judges. The winners walk away with armfuls of prizes and online marketing worth thousands of dollars.

Look out for the application links once you've bought your Pocket Gamer Connects ticket!

Meet The Media

We welcome regional and international specialist media to our events so that your games reach the widest audience possible. With our own publishing powerhouse behind us, you are guaranteed that our industry journalists will be onsite for demos, interviews and other ways to raise awareness of your brand or project to the online community outside the walls of the event.

If you’re looking for feedback on a project, check out our "Journalist Bar" for a free consultation from professional games journalists from sites including PocketGamer.com. Our editors can also be contacted through the meeting platform all week.

Established International Audience

About 30,000 industry professionals have attended the Pocket Gamer Connects international conference series since 2014, whether that's online or at a venue. The roadshow has landed in the UK, America, Canada, Finland, Jordan, India and Hong Kong with a genuinely international client base: on average, delegates from more than 45 countries attend each event. In 2020 we also took the event online, and delegates from over 75 countries joined us.

In 2016, we became the biggest dedicated mobile games industry conference series in Europe and have stayed on top ever since. Every event has been bigger and better than the last, even with the pandemic in 2020.

Not only have our previous delegates voted Connects the 'best value conference', but 97% would recommend it to a colleague and 96% tell us they’ll come back for more.

Previous speakers and delegates from all the key industry players include Supercell, King, Space Ape Games, Niantic, SYBO, Tencent, Telltale, Apple, Rovio, Disney, Wargaming, Kabam, NetEase, NTT Docomo, Ubisoft, Facebook, Google, Square Enix, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Sega, Capcom, Unity, Twitter, Snapchat, Twitch and many, many, many more.

Book your ticket today!

Select your ticket above and follow the simple online booking system. Payment is required at the time of booking, so please have your credit or debit card ready. If you don't have a credit or debit card, please see the alternative payment methods listed.

Block bookings: To arrange a discount on block bookings, please contact us if you wish to purchase more than 5 tickets, via [email protected]

Students: Free student tickets are available, but numbers are limited. Access to the MeetToMatch platform may be restricted and full access to the venue may be kept to one of the two of the two days at our discretion. If you represent a university and would like to inquire about free tickets for your students, please contact [email protected]

Journalists: Please apply for accreditation here or email [email protected]

Please note all conference tickets are subject to UK VAT at a rate of 20%. You will be sent a VAT receipt by email along with confirmation of your booking.

Terms and conditions apply. For full details please visit www.pgconnects.com/terms-conditions

Digital Season Pass!

It's now possible to pay up-front for all remaining Pocket Gamer Connects conferences in 2021 and save a huge amount of time and money. You could save as much as 65% off the full price of all tickets if you buy a Digital Season Pass to the year now. What are you waiting for?

This year, we still have these digital events, and if you book now for all of them the cost-saving is huge:

Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #8 (September 28-October 1) THAT'S THIS ONE!
Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #9 (November)

Season Passes are available for Indies, Developers/Publishers, and Standard Industry Attendees. You could save more than $2,500 across the year! To book, please use the form below and we'll be in touch with an invoice.

APPLY FOR YOUR DIGITAL SEASON PASS!

NOTE: The discounts are cheaper than buying tickets even Super Early Bird rates. Prices do not include VAT. Please note this Digital Season Pass includes digital-only tickets to these events. Terms and conditions apply.

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Platinum Sponsors

AppsFlyer

AppsFlyer

http://www.appsflyer.com/

AppsFlyer, the global attribution leader, empowers marketers to grow their business and innovate with a suite of comprehensive measurement and analytics solutions.

Built around privacy by design, AppsFlyer takes a customer-centric approach to help 12,000+ brands and 6,000+ technology partners make better business decisions every day. To learn more, visit www.appsflyer.com.

Xsolla

Xsolla

https://xsolla.com/

Xsolla is the video game commerce company, powered by its Transaction Engine and Business Engine, that helps developers and publishers market, sell, connect and optimize their games globally. Serving only the video game industry, the Xsolla Transaction Engine powers the full suite of cloud-based tools to promote and monetize projects, while Xsolla Business Engine provides clients with the roadmap to maximize those tools, and connect them with industry partnerships to expand their business.

The two work seamlessly together -- for businesses of all sizes, from indie to enterprise -- to solve the complexities of distribution, marketing and monetization so they can increase their audience, sales and revenue. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices worldwide, Xsolla operates as a merchant and seller of record for major gaming entities like Valve, Twitch, Roblox, Ubisoft, Epic Games and KRAFTON.

Facebook

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/fbgaminghome/marketers

Facebook is the place to launch and grow your mobile game. Our solutions are uniquely designed to help drive discovery and to assist with monetization strategies within our diverse global gaming community.

Furthermore, when you partner with Facebook. you partner with the entire family of apps and services, which allows you to further widen your reach and gives you access, not only to Facebook. But to Instagram and Network as well. As a whole, this presents game-marketers with the opportunity to maximise business value in a personalised, Innovative and efficient manner.

Gold Sponsors

AppLovin

AppLovin

https://www.applovin.com/

AppLovin’s leading marketing software provides developers a powerful set of solutions to grow their mobile apps . AppLovin’s technology platform enables developers to market, monetize, analyze and publish their apps.

The company’s first-party content includes over 200+ popular, engaging apps and its technology brings that content to millions of users around the world. AppLovin is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with several offices globally.

Denuvo

Denuvo

https://irdeto.com/denuvo/

Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH was acquired by Irdeto in January 2018 and is the world leader in gaming security, protecting games on desktop, mobile, console and VR devices. Denuvo is the global leader in providing anti-piracy and anti-cheat solutions for games on desktop, mobile, console and VR devices.

The company provides core technology and services for game publishers/platforms, independent software vendors, e-publishers and video publishers across the globe. Denuvo technology enables binary protection for games and enterprise applications across multiple platforms, including desktops (windows), consoles (PS4, Xbox), VR devices and mobile gaming.

Denuvo’s gaming security technology prevents revenue loss for game publishers and disruptive, undesirable cheating in the gaming environment.

Jam City

Jam City

https://www.jamcity.com/

Jam City is a global leader in mobile entertainment, providing social gaming experiences for millions of players around the world. Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest grossing and most enduring social gaming franchises for mobile, including Cookie Jam (a Facebook “Game of the Year” winner) and Panda Pop.

Jam City is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games for iconic entertainment brands including Harry Potter and Family Guy. Jam City has more than 500 employees across studios in Los Angeles (HQ), San Francisco, San Diego, Bogota and Buenos Aires.

British Columbia T&I

British Columbia T&I

https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/global/pocket-gamer-connects-digital/

Trade and Invest BC helps international companies invest in British Columbia, one of North America's most competitive and dynamic business environments. Strategically located at the commercial crossroads between the Asia-Pacific region and North America, British Columbia is Canada's Pacific Rim province.

Companies in British Columbia benefit from competitive taxes and operating costs, stable labour conditions, and an exceptional multicultural work force that is well educated, highly skilled, and productive.

Silver Sponsors

AppTweak

AppTweak

https://www.apptweak.com/?utm_source=events&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=PGC%2021

AppTweak is the leading ASO Tool for Apps & Games driven by Data Science.

We’re the most complete tool to help grow app businesses. Our services include ASO Intelligence, Market Intelligence, App Intelligence, Ad Intelligence, and Social Advertising insights. We support +1,400 mobile leaders in +90 countries, including Zynga, Yelp, Zalando, Jam City, EA, Babbel, Tui, Amazon, among many others.

We also support top developers and publishers in their daily operations by providing in-depth ASO recommendations and audits.

We have offices in Brussels, San Francisco, Bengaluru, and Tokyo that ensure the best customer service.

Frogmind Games

Frogmind Games

https://www.frogmind.com/

Frogmind is an award-winning mobile games studio from Helsinki founded in 2012, working in a long-term co-operation with Supercell.

We are best known for our games BADLAND, BADLAND 2, Badland Brawl, Rumble Stars and Rumble Hockey which have garnered over 170 million players and have won multiple industry awards including App Store iPad Game of the Year and Apple Design award.

Currently working on making everyone with a phone a game developer (www.hypehype.com).

JoyPac

JoyPac

https://joypacgames.com/

JoyPac is a mobile game publisher that was created to help developers bridge the inherent gap between West and East, and go truly global. With senior teams in Copenhagen and Beijing, we’re made up of talented developers, publishers, analysts and UA experts solely focused on working with studios at every stage.

Our goal is to bring joyful mobile game experiences to the millions of players around the world.

Track Sponsors

SuperScale

SuperScale

https://superscale.com/

We are a growth partner for game developers. We combine expertise and technology to scale games through user acquisition, unlocking monetisation potential, and understanding of data. We help you in all stages of the game's lifecycle. Your needs change as your games matures from concept into production and then into launch.

At SuperScale we help you validate your concept ideas, guide you through the soft launch, get to the global launch sooner, reach bigger revenue and create a long-term viable game business.

App Annie

App Annie

https://www.appannie.com/en/

App Annie is the industry's most trusted mobile data and analytics platform. App Annie helps game publishers and other companies create winning mobile gaming experiences and achieve excellence.

Companies use App Annie to understand detailed gamers data and discover how hottest games acquire, retain and monetize users in crowded app stores. More than 1100 enterprise clients and 1 million registered users across the globe rely on App Annie to revolutionize their mobile business.

HypeFactory

HypeFactory

https://hypefactory.com/

HYPEFACTORY – an Influencer Marketing agency that creates full-scale advertising campaigns based on data analysis gathered through Artificial Intelligence and exceptional expertise in marketing.

When selecting an influencer for a marketing campaign, HypeFactory looks directly at influencers that can reach the right target audience. While planning a marketing campaign HypeFactory analyzes the audience of up to 12 million different influencers across platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Twitch and TikTok.

HypeFactory uses its own technology based on neural networks and Artificial Intelligence that focuses on real capacity (OTS), estimates each influencer using 38 metrics and unique hyper-targeting for the most effective results.

DappRadar

DappRadar

http://www.dappradar.com/

DappRadar is the leading global app store for decentralised apps (dapps) which makes it easy for its base of more than 500,000 users per month to track, analyse, and discover dapp activity via its online platform.

The platform currently hosts 5,265 dapps from more than 20 protocols and offers a plethora of consumer-friendly tools including comprehensive NFT valuation, portfolio management and daily industry-leading, actionable insight.

Special Effect

Special Effect

https://onespecialday.org.uk/

Since 2007 SpecialEffect have been transforming the lives of people with severe physical disabilities across the globe through the innovative use of technology.

At the core of this mission is their work to maximise enjoyment, inclusion and quality of life by enabling disabled people to control video games to the best of their abilities.

One Special Day is SpecialEffect’s flagship annual fundraising campaign, established in 2015. For this one day each year, companies and studios from all sectors of the games industry come together to raise vital income for SpecialEffect and show the world how games can change lives for the better!

Photon

Photon

https://www.photonengine.com/

Photon Engine is the world's best Multiplayer service provider, with thousands of live games and more than 500 Million monthly active players. Boost your community by offering the best performance and match size while cutting costs.

Photon Engine makes it simple to launch AAA grade multiplayer games with Unity while setting the Benchmark for both State-Synchronized and Deterministic engines. Fusion brings ease of development, high player count and AAA functionalities at high performance.Quantum E-Sport grade Deterministic engine leads with zero lag, no netcode and having everything 100% in sync.

Accelerate your Multiplayer game production by joining our Gaming Circle community.

Unity

Unity

http://unity.com/?utm_source=pocketgamer&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=digitalevent

Unity is the creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users the most powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world.

Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology, operate using resources that maximize ease-of-use, and monetize, so that they can find success with their creations.

The company’s 1,000 person development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners such as Google, Facebook, Oculus, Autodesk, and Microsoft to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms.

Made with Unity experiences reach nearly 3 billion devices worldwide and have been installed more than 29 billion times in the last 12 months.

CrazyLabs

CrazyLabs

https://www.crazylabs.com/

CrazyLabs is a Top #3 casual & hyper-casual mobile games developer & publisher, with over 4.5 billion downloads for games like “Phone Case DIY”, "Acrylic Nails","Tie Dye", "ASMR Slicing", "Soap Cutting" and many more.

CrazyLabs has offices in Israel, China, Macedonia, Germany and Ukraine, and has hyper-casual gaming hubs in India, Turkey, Serbia, Israel and South Africa.

Admix

Admix

https://admixplay.com/

Admix is the pioneering In-Play monetisation platform that bridges the gap between mobile games and brands. We enable rapid no-code monetisation of gaming content through a simple SDK, giving developers and publishers instant access to the largest In-Play ad inventory combined with rich user-level data and in-depth measurement. This means player-centric, non-interruptive advertising experiences that protects players’ right to play.

With an industry-leading 14 day payment cycle and stable, recurring income, monetisation with Admix is seamless and effective. Founded in 2018 by Samuel Huber and Joe Bachle-Morris, Admix now works with over 500 advertisers to monetise more than 300 games of all sizes, and has raised more than $12 million in VC funding.

Big Indie Pitch Sponsors

Sunday

Sunday

http://www.sunday.gg/

Sunday is conquering the world of hyper-casual publishing along with it’s partner developers from all around the world. With their hands-on knowledge, data driven processes, unbridled creativity, and transparent communication they bring to the table all the benefits of an agile and dedicated team.

The ad tech know-how and marketing capabilities of the AppLike Group are their rocket fuel, resulting in profitable hits for their developer partners. Sunday’s company values are all about sustainable profits, fairness, and developer empowerment. Sunday is based out of Hamburg, Germany.

Kwalee

Kwalee

https://www.kwalee.com/

Kwalee is an industry-leading multi-platform publisher made up of over 170 employees with offices all over the globe. Publishing on PC, Console, and mobile, Kwalee has achieved over 600,000,000 downloads across App stores in the hypercasual market with hit mobile games such as Draw It, Lets be Cops!, Rocket Sky, and more.

Kwalee has also expanded into PC & Console publishing with a veteran team experienced in Premium Indie (III) and AAA chart-topping hits.

Associate Sponsors

AppFollow

AppFollow

https://appfollow.io/

AppFollow is an application management platform for app monitoring, ASO, and review processing. AppFollow headquarters are based in Helsinki, but the whole team works remotely. At present, our company boasts a cadre of more than 80 experts operating from 10+ countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Finland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic, Rumania and Kazakhstan.

In summer 2020 AppFollow achieved a $5 million Series A round of investment led by Nauta Capital with the support of Vendep Capital and RTP Global as well as a number of business angels, including AppFollow’s early-stage investors. Overall, AppFollow has raised over $7 million in investments since its launch.

Whatwapp Entertainment Srl

Whatwapp Entertainment Srl

https://whatwapp.com/

Whatwapp is the leading mobile gaming company in Italy, born in 2013 out of the minds of two college students. Today we count millions of monthly active users and growing.

We believe that fun should have no limits or age, that’s why our mission is to bring traditional fun on mobile devices and reach everyone who loves classic games.

We are a group of young and passionate people: we love games, we love coding, and we love design. We also love beer, but that’s another story!

AdInMo

AdInMo

https://adinmo.com/

AdInMo’s InGamePlay brand advertising platform serves click-free immersive ads without interrupting game flow. We deliver engaged audiences for advertisers and quality monetization for mobile games developers & publishers by offering authentic brand experiences that keep players happy.

Our global mobile reach and InGamePlay inventory enables advertisers to target premium audiences and developers to generate additional revenue without impacting the player experience.

Fyber

Fyber

https://www.fyber.com/

Fyber, part of Digital Turbine’s independent Mobile Growth Platform, develops innovative ad monetization solutions trusted by top mobile game and app publishers. Fyber’s product suite - FairBid mediation, Fyber Marketplace, and Offer Wall Edge, were built with performance, scale and transparency in mind. Our products offer publishers a trusted, unconflicted alternative that drives superior results by creating an optimal connection between mobile audiences, top global brands and mobile-first advertisers across over 40Bn daily ad opportunities.

For additional information, visit www.fyber.com.

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