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PGC Bangalore – Bringing awesome to Asia…

What is PG Connects?

Pocket Gamer Connects has established itself as THE leading mobile games event in the western world, catering to over 1,500 of the global mobile games industry’s top professionals in 2014 alone across London and Helsinki events.  Now, working in partnership with Reliance Games, we’re bringing our unique combination of short-form lectures, super smart engaged speakers dispensing practical advice and intensive networking to Asia!

Why you can’t afford to miss PG Connects Bangalore!

Simply because in the space of 2 days you’ll discover more about the mobile games market than you would in 2 months elsewhere including:

  • Learn from international experts on the latest trends and techniques in the Indie Academy
  • Gain insight into the hottest global markets via the East meets West track
  • Glimpse future technologies and trends via Bonus Level
  • Get exposure and earn financial rewards in the Big Indie Pitch / Game Hack Finale
  • See the latest games or display your own in the Indie Showcase
  • Meet publishers and investors to help take your game to the next level
  • Our Match-making system and after hours events ensure you’ll return with a stack of useful contacts.

We’ll be unveiling a lot more details of the show, together with some amazing speakers in the weeks ahead. However, if you’d like to get involved right now, we’ve opened up our speaker submissions and have advance tickets on sale.

MAKE IN INDIA

Now a main track with a razor sharp focus on Indian mobile games development – from funding, best production practice, and the effort/reward dynamic to IP building, captivating game design, and market potential, expect a tightly packed, highly condensed essential package for the domestic mobile dev community.

MONETISE, RETAIN, ACQUIRE

The funnel has been turned on its head in recent years meaning it’s now vital that you establish a model to keep the player returning and spending before splashing UA dollars. MRA will connect you with the biggest names and smartest minds of the industry to provide all the info you need in one place, including an exploration of new and old media (from specialist press to YouTubers and Twitchers).

MOBILE GAMES UNIVERSITY

New for PG Connects Bangalore 2016 is the Mobile Games University, a packed, core track dedicated to providing essential hands-on advice in the art of making and marketing your mobile games. Using the no-nonsense approach of a strict (but fair) public school headmistress, expect a wide ranging curriculum crammed with everything a young (and not-so-young) mobile game developer could possibly want to learn in order to successfully establish themselves in this industry.

INDIE ACADEMY

A complete guide on what games to make, how to make them, and how to succeed. From raising funds, establishing systems, and creating game design concepts through to mastering new business models, acquiring customers, and monetisation our proven experts offer advice, inspiration, and practical tips on everything you need to know.

FUTURE VISIONS

VR is the new black right now for the games scene, both in mobile and console/PC. Behind the hype though, what is the real size of the opportunity now, which platforms should you back and will AR be even bigger? And beyond VR, what other technologies and trends should be on your radar?

EAST MEETS WEST

Mobile gaming is a global phenomenon and this track will provide an insight into the trends, techniques, and possible challenges of the hottest markets. Should you focus on US & Europe or turn your attention to China, Japan & Korea? What about the fast-growing South East Asia and India itself?

Plus fringe events, parties and a whole lot more…

BIG INDIE PITCH

The hottest talents from Game Hack and beyond pitch their games to media, publishers, and established developers in our ever popular speed-dating format. With 4 minutes to impress and 1M Rupees plus media promotion at stake it’s going to be tense (and fun)!

I ♥ INDIE SHOWCASE

The exclusive expo area within the conference dedicated to indie developers and their games returns for 2016. Get hands-on with the hottest upcoming titles or show off your own creations in the dedicated showcase space.

The biggest names, the finest minds. PGC Bangalore 2015 Speakers included…

  • Hrishi Oberoi
    Hrishi OberoiCEO
    Photon Tadpole
    • Kunal Soni
      Kunal SoniHead of BD
      Google Play
      • Rajesh Rao
        Rajesh RaoChair
        Nasscom Gaming Forum
        • Sumit Mehra
          Sumit MehraGeneral Manager
          Zynga
          • Oliver Jones
            Oliver JonesDirector
            Moonfrog Labs
            • Alok Kejriwal
              Alok KejriwalCEO
              Games2win
              • Marina Mello
                Marina MelloCommercial Director
                Bossa Studios
                • Misha Lyalin
                  Misha LyalinChairman & CEO
                  ZeptoLab
                  • Mike Bithell
                    Mike BithellFounder
                    Mike Bithell Studios
                    • Peter Vesterbacka
                      Peter VesterbackaMighty Eagle
                      Rovio
                      • Everybody who you could possibly want to meet seems to attend, and the speakers seem to cover the whole range of industry hot topics.

                        David McCarthyMetaps
                      • In terms of getting face time with press, that was hands-down the single most important pre-launch event that we participated in this past year.

                        Amy DallasClutchPlay Games
                      • Your crew rocks! Whatever was left to perfect after London was perfected. It was all executed very very very well. An honour to have played a part in all of it.

                        Wilhelm TahtRovio Entertainment
                      • No other event team in the world is as committed as the growth of the mobile games industry as Pocket Gamer - they consistently deliver great events.

                        Alex BubbMicrosoft
                      • I have attended hundreds of events. We got more high quality leads out of PG Connects in two jam-packed days than we have ever got at another event.

                        John GriffinGameSparks