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Reliance Games brings ‘Pocket Gamer Connects’ to India

MUMBAI: Publisher and developer of mobile games, Reliance Games, has announced the debut of its international mobile gaming conference ‘Pocket Gamer Connects’ to be held at Bengaluru on 16 and 17 April 2015.

The event will feature some of the biggest and most sought-after developers, indie superstars and global publishers known for games like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Candy Crush Saga, Warhammer 40000, Carnage and more, along with a list of business leaders.

In association with Steel Media, the conference will see developers and the academic community interacting with the leaders of the sector along with investors, publishers and government representations to know what it takes to succeed in this fast-growing space.

Reliance Entertainment Digital CEO Manish Agarwal said, “We are glad to announce our collaboration with Steel Media to bring Pocket Gamer Connects to India. It’s a dream come true to give global exposure and world-class knowledge to a young Indian developer community so we can build the next billion-dollar game from India. This event will be a true inflection point for mobile gaming to surge to great heights in our country.”

Steel Media MD Chris James added, “Pocket Gamer Connects has already established itself as the leading mobile games event in the Western world, catering to over 1,500 of the global mobile games industry’s top professionals in 2014 alone through its inaugural events in London and Helsinki. In 2015 we’re looking to go even bigger with our first Asian show in Bangalore, India.”

The conference will have short-form lectures, with speakers dispensing practical advice and intensive networking. It will wrap up with an entertainment night featuring eastern and western cultural performances.

One of the highlights of the conference will be the finale of the pan-India gaming competition, ‘Game Hack’ that marks the culmination of over 1,500 indie developers participating in a ‘Big Indie Pitch’ format where the winner takes home a million rupees in cash prize along with incubation, publishing, investment, and global media exposure.