Find out who's shaking up the market and bringing a fresh perspective to gaming at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki

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Who’s paving the way when it comes to game innovation and what can we learn from them? Get the full scoop at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki this month.

Pocket Gamer Connects events are renowned for securing the greatest ROI in both networking opportunities and insights learned. You can look forward to learning all about who’s shaking up the market right now from experts at the cutting edge of the field at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki, you won’t want to miss joining us and over 1,200 games professionals from all around the globe this September 27 to 28 for our biggest, greatest conference in Helsinki yet.

We’re returning to the spiritual home of mobile gaming for our biggest show there yet, and it’s going to be amazing. We’re bringing back our highly attended fringe events including our flagship Very Big Indie Pitch events as well as Investor Connector, Publisher SpeedMatch and more. 200 of the games industry’s top thought leaders are joining us to discuss all the most pressing topics facing the industry today across 21 diverse topic tracks spanning the course of the two days, and today, we’re giving you a glimpse at just what you can expect from these value-packed tracks.

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Game Innovators. In this exciting PG Connects Helsinki track, we will find out who’s shaking up the market and bringing a fresh perspective to gaming. The track will feature sessions tackling topics such as building a profitable VR gaming business, humour as a narrative strategy and even how to train an AI to respond to insults in games and is unmissable to forward-gazing innovators and indie game makers that like to push the limits. You won’t want to miss out!

This track is part of our unmissable Blockchain Games NEXT Summit, a summit running alongside our Helsinki show focusing on the next wave of web3 games technology including blockchain games, NFTs and the metaverse. You can learn more about it here.

Keep on reading to find out more about what the track is all about.

Game Innovators: September 27
9:00 – Let’s discuss how to build a profitable VR gaming business! Get all the insights from Vlad Funtikov of CM Games.
9:20 – How do you use creativity to build innovative IP ideas? Don’t miss this brilliant session from Fredrik Kaupang of Kaupang Studios on the process of doing so!
9:40 – Next up, we’re discussing how to build a game studio for interactive storytelling. Learn from the best with Flavourworks’ Jack Attridge!
10:00 – Don’t miss a panel on creative risks and how indie developers innovate where AAAs can’t. This all-star panel will feature Martine Spaans of FGL, Yulia Oleshko of Rare Pixels, Tarja Porkka-Kontturi of Global Game Jam, Catherine Bygrave of Humble Bundle and Mafalda Duarte of Nerd Monkeys.
10:40 – Up next, Fortis’ Eva Vital is divulging all the secrets to training an AI to respond to insults in games!
11:00 – Let’s talk about the art of the start and how to maximise creative freedom of independent development squads through templates and automation! You won’t want to miss this superstar session Phantom Labs’ Sonja Ängeslevä brilliant insights.
11:20 – How do you avoid taking things too seriously in-game and use humour as a narrative strategy? Learn all the top tricks of the trade with King’s Maiěra Testa.
11:40 – Finally, we’re rounding out the morning with a discussion on how to add new features without making your game implode. Get all the details in this incredible panel featuring Dave Bradley of Steel Media, Nick Murray of Carry1st, Jan Litecký-Šveda of Pixel Federation, Agnieszka Besz of Decentraland and Samantha Keane of MAG Interactive.

Book your ticket to Helsinki now
Our Helsinki show is coming up sooner than you think, and if you’re looking to have a front seat at these sessions and connect with our incredible speakers, the time to join in is now! Our meeting platform just went live and meetings are being scheduled weeks in advance, so join in on all the conference fun today to start making first contact with other conference attendees. Head over to our website and book your ticket today, we have both in-person and virtual attendee tickets available, and the clock is ticking!

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