4 Reasons To Attend Helsinki's Pocket Gamer Connects

Looking for a chance to meet big publishers? Are you on the look out for an investment in your mobile game or looking to spot the next best thing? Want to rub shoulders with hot talents in the mobile games industry?

If yes, then Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki just might be your thing.

Held on the 16-17th of June, the event will unite an all-star cast of the largest names in the mobile games industry, including Supercell CEO Illka Paananen, King guru Tommy Palm, game design hero Ben Cousins and senior staff from Rovio, Kabam, Ubisoft, EA, Square Enix, Wargaming, Facebook and many more.

On top of rooted players, PG connects will see a few rising indie names such as Cornfox & Brothers, MAG Interactive, Creative Mobile, 11 bit studios, Nordeus and Revolution Software.

There’ll also be loads of opportunities to get insights from Asia and emerging markets from eminent players Gamevil, Chukong, Metaps, Latis Global, Spellgun, Syk.mobi, NTT Docomo, Dhruva Interactive, i-Free, and ZupCat.

The local scene will be represented with a veritable who’s who of Finnish game legends including: Remedy, Housemarque, Frogmind, Grand Cru, Next Games, Seriously, and PlayRaven.

In case a line-up on this caliber isn’t good enough reason to stop by, here are four more reasons why reconsider:

1) You’ll learn to play with the big boys in the Global Gaming Track

The main track is unashamedly aimed at the bigger publisher or those with global aspirations. Kicking things off by talking to King and Supercell about their super successes, PG connects be covering hot topics like user acquisition, brand marketing, economies across the world and all the other major issues facing the biggest companies in the world.

2) You’ll get your chance to meet the industry’s Indie Rock Stars

At the same time, we’ll also be looking into how the brilliant indies, who remain the life blood of the industry, exploring exactly how they come up with great ideas, how they build them, how they make them succeed and how they plan for the future.

3) You’ll get the Finnside track on the most successful mobile gaming economy in the world.

With Finland being the hottest place in the mobile gaming world right now PG connects will shine a spotlight on the host region, courtesy of Nordic development luminaries, examining the latest research from regional development agency Playa and delving into the history of mobile gaming from Snake through to Supercell

4) The bonus track will give you the chance to pitch your game to publishers and investors.

PG connects will be sneaking in a bonus track of sorts with a load of extra events around the side. The event will be running a day of unconference talks, Pocket Kucha Pecha Kucha talks (20 slides in seven minutes – ouch) and hosting a Very Big Indie Pitch (which you can enter here before the 30th May).

PG connects will also be hosting an investment track with the help of Playa to learn how to get backers and funds for your studio, as well as learning tips on how to run your day-to-day gaming business.

Additionally there will be three evening networking events, a fancy meeting system, a recruitment centre, an I Love Indie Showcase, game challenges, journalist bars and expert tip bars.

Sign up now by buying your ticket here, using the discount code PG_ARCTICSTARTUP to save 25%, and get your spot at this year’s hottest mobile gaming conference.

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