Reliance Games Concludes Another Successful PG Connects Conference in Bangalore

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Reliance Games a leading developer and publisher of mobile games today announced the winners of the ‘Game Hack’ competition on the second day of its international mobile gaming conference – Pocket Gamer Connects. This is the second year in a row that PG connects has seen immense reception and participation from the Indian gaming community.

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, Microsoft; Chinese superstars NetEase&iDreamSky, AppStore hit makers KetchApp (Paris), Indian stalwarts –Games2win, Reliance &Dhruva as well as gaming delegation from Netherlands.

The second day of the conference focused on tracks like ‘Indie Academy’ and‘East Meets West’. The day began with a Superstar session with Mark Swaggs, Director, Moonfrog Labs speaking on the topic of ‘Want to make a hit game? Top 5 lessons for success’

The conference also saw session hosted by Zynga on high quality player experiences, an Ultimate Success panel by world leading designers such as John Newcomer, the best growth opportunities from 2015 to 2020, latest trends, techniques, and opportunities in the hottest markets. There was also a session on supercharging game monetization for Indie Developers and the principles for success. Greg Essig, Head of Business Development, Mobcrush, shared latest trends like eSports in the mobile gaming segment and how community building is vital for gaming.

One of the highlights of the conference was the finale of the pan-India Gaming competition, The Very Big Indie Pitch”. Top 20 finalists of Reliance Games’s Game Hack pan-India game development competition, chosen from over 100+ Indie developers, battled it out for the winning the VBIP Grand Prize including, $50,000 worth of marketing investments and $15,000 of cash prizes.

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Speaking on the second day of PG Connects Bangalore, Mr. Amit Khanduja, CEO, Reliance Entertainment Digital said, “We are proud to conclude yet another successful Pocket Gamer Connects – Bangalore, a platform which saw some outstanding creations from the gaming community. Within a short span of two years, the platform has given gaming enthusiasts an opportunity to gain practical advice, learn from the hottest indie developers, meet publishers and international media as well as get a glimpse into the  trends that will be shape the future of gaming.”

“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” Amit further added.

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.

Amol Wagh

Author of Game Marketing Book: Market Your Indie Game Like A Pro! 7 years of Tech Blogging & Digital Marketing. Co-founder at Dotline Inc & a Gamer. Follow me on Twitter @amolwagh, @amol.wagh