What better way to spend the end of January than our annual trip to Pocket Gamer Connects, the global mobile games conference. The expo has continued to expand into new areas of the games dev business over the years and as a result was the biggest we’ve seen it this yet.
The Brewery was bursting at the seams this year, apparently over 250+ speakers in action… we did not see them all. Played some great games and more experimental projects on the floor in the indie showcase.
Always ace talks to be had, particularly appreciated the Funding Jungle talk from Bossa, Kowloon, Jumpship, Makers Fund and int.night. It really went into the breadth and depth of the funding landscape and how to get setup and structured. Also on the funding theme was Thomas Bidaux’s Crowdfunding Campaign talk which gave an excellent summary of top tips to launch on Kickstarter.
To honour Ukie’s 30th Birthday and their new ‘30 Years of Play’ campaign, PGC hosted a live panel discussion exploring the past, present and future of British mobile gaming. During this panel session, they dug into how game developers in the past have adapted to the changing mobile landscape, and looked forward at how mobile game companies across the country are evolving to meet the future needs of players. George Osborn hosted the panel which included Nicoll Hunt (Space Ape Games); Adrienne Law (UsTwo Games); Matthew Wiggins (MojiWorks) and Saad Choudri (Miniclip).
And also happy to see a publishing case study of our friend Seb’s game ‘Bertrum Fiddle’ which Chorus Worldwide published in Japan.
Thanks for having us, PGC – as always, we’ve come away feeling inspired and inebriated… with content (again)!