Pocket Gamer Connects Vancouver Game Developer Conference is June 28 and 29

Game Development
Posted 5/4/2016 12:36:32 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Pocket Gamer Connects Vancouver Game Developer Conference is June 28 and 29
Pocket Gamer Connects Vancouver is a mobile gaming conference offering five tracks covering global strategy, monetization, future technologies, funding/deal making and indie survival. The event will be held on June 28 – 29 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The conference offers access to more than 100 speakers from the mobile games and technology industry. It provides a global focus on the key markets around the world for the 800 plus attendees who come from all areas of the industry.

One of the highlights of the event is “The Very Big Indie Pitch”, a developer pitching competition open to all types of independent developers of mobile, wearables, VR, or handheld games. The competition is judged by mobile game journalists.

Developer participants are allowed 4 minutes (3 minutes to pitch and 1 minute of Q&A)  with each journalist in a “speed dating” style format. Once everyone has pitched, the journalists confer and pick the finalists who progress through to Day 2, during which they can showcase their game to PGC delegates who then vote for their favorite game. The top three developers are then announced on stage at the end of PG Connects and will win a share of a promotional prize package worth $7,000.

Another unique part of the conference is the “20/20 SpeedMatch” which provides the ability for 20 shortlisted developers and 20 publishers to make initial contact during a dedicated two-hour stint of speed-date style meetings.

These short meets aren’t designed for closing a deal, instead they provide an initial contact that can be followed up with a longer meeting during or after the conference. The SpeedMatch session is open to all attendees of PG Connects Vancouver. There’s no additional charge to participate and developers who are chosen will be contacted by the event organizers. 

As part of the event’s gaming expo, the “I Love Indie Showcase” provides an area within the conference dedicated to indie developers and their games. It offers developers the chance to pre-book a 2-day demo table (which includes a conference pass) and present their game to event attendees.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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