Reliance Games has concluded the second edition of Pocket Gamer Connects with immense reception and participation from the global gaming community. The Grand Finale in Bangalore witnessed the 6 top games from Game Hack competing in the Very Big Indie Pitch for $50,000 worth of marketing investment and $15,000 worth of cash prizes. Monarchy by Big Boot Games emerged as winners and runners-up Wordifly by The Good Side Games.
This international mobile gaming conference saw participation from developers, Indie superstars and global giants including Google, Samsung, Zynga, EA, Microsoft; Chinese superstars NetEase & iDreamSky, AppStore hit makers KetchApp (Paris), Indian stalwarts -Games2win, Reliance & Dhruva as well as gaming delegation from Netherlands.
High quality games with simple, innovative and extremely addictive gameplay made it a very difficult decision for the judges to choose from the 6 finalist games consisting of The Light Inside Us, Wordifly, One More Pass, War Tanks, Monarchy, and Jhulo. A Blogger’s Choice Award was given for the first time in Pocket Gamer Connects, Bangalore, to Dastan Games’ The Light Inside Us. And Paw Adventures by Skytoustudios impressed all to win the People’s Choice Award.
The conference saw vital sessions on high quality player experiences, an Ultimate Success panel by world leading designers such as John Newcomer from Reliance Games, the best growth opportunities from 2015 to 2020, latest trends, techniques, and opportunities in the hottest markets. These were followed by inspiring sessions on supercharging game monetization for Indie Developers, principles for success and how community building is vital for gaming.
Speaking on PG Connects, Bangalore, Amit Khanduja, CEO, Reliance Entertainment Digital, said:
“This year, Game Hack saw avid participation from Indie developers from across India and even parts of Asia. The jury was impressed with the quality of Indie developers and their innovative ideas.
“Our objective in partnering with these indie start ups is to provide strategic investments in technology and marketing, combined with deep-dive mentoring on analytics, design and monetization that is aimed at enabling them to launch their games successfully in global markets.”
On the whole, Pocket Gamer Connects has shared knowledge from the World’s best in the mobile entertainment and has inspired the next generation in mobile gaming.
Thanks to all for making Pocket Gamer Connects a grand success. Let’s make it even bigger next year.