Pocket Gamer Connects – the International Mobile Game Conference by Reliance Games kicks off in Bangalore today

Bangalore, 21 April, 2016 – Reliance Games a leading developer and publisher of mobile games today kicks off its second edition of one of the most awaited international mobile gaming conference – Pocket Gamer Connects in Bangalore. After the phenomenal success of the inaugural event last year, PG Connects is back with a bang with over 5 Tracks, 60+ Speakers and 600+ attendees participating.

A first of its kind conference for the mobile gaming fraternity PGConnects 2016, saw participation from developers, Indie superstars and global giants including Google, Samsung, Zynga, EA, Rovio, Microsoft; Chinese superstars NetEase&iDreamSky, AppStore hit makers KetchApp (Paris) &FlareGames, Venture Capitalists such as Accel Partners as well as Indian stalwarts – Robosoft, Junglee Games, Nazara and Reliance.

The Day 1 of the conference focused on tracks like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Mobile Games University’ providing essential hands-on advice in the art of making and marketing your mobile games. Some of the key highlights of ‘Mobile Games University’ track include sessions on ‘Building and Establishing a Monetization Strategy Using Ad Products’, ‘Taking Gaming to the next level’, ‘Improving user engagement with through Google Play Games services, ‘Monetization strategies that Game Developers should use in 2016’, ‘Effective Tips to get your game Published-’ and much more.

In the ‘Make in India’ track, the panel discussion focused on themes like ‘India’s Future in the Mobile entertainment’ industry, Innovation in Indian Gaming, the India Opportunity & trends, Growth Hacking for games, and Raising Funds for games. The tracks included a wide range of speakers like Rohith Bhat, CEO of Robosoft, Manish Agarwal, CEO of Nazara Games, Alok Kejriwal, CEO of Games2Win, Rajesh Rao, CEO of Dhruva, and Anurag Sacheva, Country Director of Rovio.

One of the biggest highlights of the day, was the presentation of an exclusive study on “Unveiling the new era of gaming in India”, which showcased the opportunities for game developers to capture the fast growing domestic gaming market. Other attractions included, the Indie Showcase of more than 70 Indie developers showcasing their creative geniuses along with a session on ‘Making global hits from India’ by Amit Khanduja, CEO of Reliance Games, which drew on best practices of how game developers in India can draw on success mantra of top publishers to develop global hits.. The day ended with interesting discussions on Gamification by a Dutch Delegation represented by Nasscom, talks on mobile marketing & new tools of the trade by InMobi, Applift and a host of workshops on perfecting your game development by Intel, Microsoft, Samsung and Akamai.

Speaking on the first day of PG Connects Bangalore, Mr. Amit Khanduja, CEO, Reliance Games said, “We have received a phenomenal response on our first day with wide participation from developers, gamers, media and global speakers. With a razor sharp focus on ‘Make in India’, this year Reliance Games aims to extend India’s competitive edge in gaming.  Our investments in the Indie start up ecosystem and the workshop driven tracks this year are meant to fill the gaps in the industry on design, marketing & monetization”

Pocket Gamer Connects, Bangalore offers to be a surreal experience for the gaming fraternity in India.

For more information log ontohttp://www.pgconnects.com/bangalore/

Speaker line up: http://www.pgconnects.com/bangalore/

Event schedule:http://www.pgconnects.com/bangalore/schedule/

About Reliance Games:

Reliance Games, a leading publisher and developer of mobile games is a division of Reliance Entertainment Group whose subsidiaries include entities like IM Global and Codemasters.

Reliance Games block buster hits include Real Steel, Real Steel World Robot Boxing, Pacific Rim, and a slew of exciting mobile games developed in association with Hollywood Studios such as Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros.

With over 200mn downloads globally, Reliance Games currently operates across five countries worldwide. A strong, multi-disciplinary, cross-skilled and talented team spanning three continents across US, UK, Korea and India spearheads the creation of high quality mobile games. Reliance Games titles can be enjoyed through iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Windows as well as 80 leading networks across 40 countries. More information about Reliance Games is available at www.reliancegames.com

AboutThe Very Big Indie Pitch:

The Very Big Indie Pitch is a mammoth developer pitching competition open to all types of independent developers of mobile, wearables, VR, or handheld games, wherever they are based.At the event a host of leading mobile game journalists will be gathered together with partner judges to run the rule over a selection of pre-filtered games. The developers are allowed 4 minutes (3 mins pitch, 1 min Q&A) to pitch to each journalist table in a ‘speed dating’ style. Once everyone has pitched, the journos confer and pick the finalists who progress through to pitch live to an expert panel of judges for the Grand Prize.

Aside from the chance to get their game in front of the leading media influencers and potential publisher partners, this VERY Big Indie Pitch also rewards the top developers with a share of a promotional prize package worth $7,000. There’s more. The event is sponsored by Samsung, Chillingo, Amazon Appstore, and Mobilize.

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