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Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024
Mar 18th - 19th 2024

Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024

San Francisco, USA

Date & Times: Monday, March 18th - 19th 2024
9am to 5:30pm
Location: San Francisco, United States of America
Region: North America
Expected Size: 1,000 - 3,000
Ticket Cost: 425 USD
Target Audience: Ad Companies, App Advertisers, App Marketers, ASO Practitioners, C-Level, Creatives, Developers, Indie Developers, Investors, Marketing, Media, Publishers, Recruitment, Students, Technical teams, Tool Providers
Event Type: Conference
Featured Platforms: AI, Android, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Console, Handheld Console, iOS, Mac, Metaverse, PC, Steam, Virtual Reality, VR, Web3, Windows, Windows Phone

For two days in early March, join the great and the good of the mobile games industry in San Francisco. Led by the experts from PocketGamer.biz and PG Connects, it'll feature talks, panels and round-tables with experts from the mobile games space, plus networking, fringe events, a showcase expo, an indie pitching competition and more.

Conveniently located mid-Market at the glorious Hibernia hotel, less than 20 minutes walk from Moscone, the conference will welcome 750 people from across the mobile games ecosystem.

As well as mobile games, you can expect the event to cover cutting edge topics like AI, web 3, VR/AR and more. Our speakers and panellists will share their expert insight into design and development, monetisation and growth, life as an indie, new technologies, company culture and loads more. There'll also be round-table sessions where you can pose questions and share your views.

Venue

The Hibernia
1 Jones Street
San Francisco
CA 94102
United States of America

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Gold Sponsors

Liftoff

Liftoff

https://liftoff.io

Liftoff is the leading growth acceleration platform for the mobile industry, helping advertisers, publishers, game developers and DSPs scale revenue growth with solutions to market and monetize mobile apps.

Liftoff’s solutions, including Accelerate, Direct, Influence, Monetize, Intelligence, and Vungle Exchange, support over 6,600 mobile businesses across 74 countries in sectors such as gaming, social, finance, ecommerce, and entertainment.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Redwood City, CA, Liftoff has a diverse, global presence.

READYgg

READYgg

https://ready.gg

READYgg offers a comprehensive web3 gaming ecosystem that includes a Unity, Unreal and Godot SDKs for game development, an NFT marketplace, a full featured web3 gamification backend and tools for monetizing games through blockchain technology.

The company provides solutions for developers to build, migrate from web2, and monetize web3 games, as well as for players to earn through gameplay and participation in the ecosystem, all of it being fully compliance with the most popular mobile and PC game stores. READYgg's unique selling proposition is it's all-in-one web3 game development toolkit that supports games on all platforms for every player, combined with a compliant token economy and cross-game NFT assets that ensure security, transparency, and traceability.

READYgg addresses the pain point of complexity in developing, monetizing, and marketing web3 games. It simplifies the transition from web2 to web3 gaming by providing developers with easy-to-use SDKs, dashboards, and a token economy, while also offering marketing strategies to increase game exposure and build player communities.

Embrace

Embrace

https://embrace.io/

With insight into every user session, mobile game developers know exactly when and where an issue occurred, how many players experienced the same problem, and what the root cause is. Solve mobile app crashes, bugs, and ANRs faster -- and build better player experiences -- with Embrace.

Veve

Veve

https://www.veve.com/en/

VEVE is a technology-based performance and brand marketing platform that enables brands to connect with 500 MN+ unique users across various mobile handsets (OEMs), Internet Browsers, App stores and Premium Apps across the globe.

The strong collaboration enables brands to access 36% of smartphone and desktop users in North America and 50% across Europe.

The massive reach along with the novelty of the VEVE’s on-device ad formats helps brands drive clicks, visits, new user acquisitions, sales, subscriptions, and app installs.

Nefta

Nefta

https://nefta.io

Nefta's advertising network provides a privacy-first solution to the problems publishers and advertisers face, diminishing revenue and eCPMs from iOS users that opt-out through ATT.

Nefta has devised a new approach using first-party data to improve in-app advertising revenue. Publishers integrate Nefta's Ad SDK directly or via LevelPlay or Max mediation, and add Nefta's game event taxonomy to gain greater insights into player behaviour. Nefta's platform observes these game events and usage patterns on an app-by-app basis and applies advanced machine learning and behavioural analytics to create profile groups.

Nefta discovered that certain profile groups are more likely to click certain creatives resulting in greater audience engagement, ad interaction, and revenue growth. This is how Nefta are able to drive superior results for advertisers while increasing ARPDAU for publishers, in a 100% privacy-compliant way.

Silver Sponsors

Pley

Pley

https://launch.pley.com/

The web is poised to become the leading gaming platform and the ultimate distribution channel for mobile games.

However, many mobile game developers find it daunting to navigate the complexities of the web. This is where Pley steps in with a clear mission: to empower mobile game publishers and studios to effortlessly expand their presence to the web and unlock the benefits of extended playtime and increased revenue per user.

With our comprehensive toolchain and cloud distribution platform, encompassing hosting, monetization, browser compatibility, and cross-platform play, we offer developers a seamless pathway to port their games to the web and efficiently manage release cycles.

Sourcepoint

Sourcepoint

https://sourcepoint.com

Sourcepoint is the practical privacy software company trusted by the world's most influential brands. We believe that privacy compliance can be a catalyst for better business outcomes.

With over 30 billion consumer touchpoints per month, we are the leader in enterprise-grade privacy automation for complex, dynamic compliance challenges.

Since 2015, we've partnered with clients like Axel Springer, CNN International, and Ancestry to manage consent and preference, and offer actionable insights into third-party risk. Sourcepoint has offices in New York, Berlin, and London.

Appharbr

Appharbr

https://appharbr.com

AppHarbr’s mission is to ensure high-quality in-app ads and secure the mobile user experience. AppHarbr's SDK is designed to prevent disruptive and offensive ads from reach in-app users without disrupting monetization. Real-time ad quality protection gives apps the power to effectively block unwanted, malicious, offensive, and inappropriate ads.

AppHarbr empowers app developers and game studios to enhance their ad revenue without compromising on ad quality- protecting their brand reputation and boosting user loyalty.

Blind Ferret

Blind Ferret

https://www.blindferret.com

A leading Independent Media Agency since 2003, Blind Ferret has gained prominence in the Digital Media space, bulldozing the industry with extraordinary results!

With over 20 years of experience in publishing and advertising, Blind Ferret specializes in Media Buying, Media Planning, Data Analytics, and Creative Services.

Gamelight

Gamelight

https://www.gamelight.io/

Gamelight is the world's largest rewarded marketing platform for mobile games. Our award-winning AI Algorithm analyzes user behaviour, playing patterns and demographic data to identify games that align with each user's specific interests and gaming history.

The platform connects gamers and game developers through its own game recommendation systems, offering top-tier user acquisition services to mobile game publishers worldwide.

DICO

DICO

https://www.dico4u.com

Are you tired of being framed into pre-established fixed processes for your outsourcing needs? DICO, a division of SHIFT, Inc., is a global creative and technology hub specializing in External Development, CG/3D graphics, Multilingual Solutions, Player Support, and QA. Our expertise lies in solving complex challenges and offering tailored solutions for game development and outsourcing needs. With a proven track record and extensive experience in renowned IPs, we prioritize reliability, scalability, and transparency. Our global footprint ensures options customized to your requirements. Partner with DICO for comprehensive solutions that deliver excellence in every aspect of your project.

Activision

Activision

https://www.activisionblizzard.com

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment and products on consoles, mobile, and PC, connecting hundreds of millions of players around the world through the joy, fun and thrill enabled by its extensive roster of epic blockbuster franchises – Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and Call of Duty.

East 2 West

East 2 West

https://east2west.cn

Founded on September 1, 2010, East2West Games is the most professional, reputable and all in one games publisher for Western developers in China.

East2West Games specializes in realizing greatest value of Western titles improving their monetization, right localization and personalized promotion with dedicated teams across China.

We have published many games on mobile platforms, including The Escapists 2, Mini Metro, Iron Marines, 60 Seconds, Love you to Bits, Give it Up! and so on, reaching dozens of millions of users.

In recent years, East2West Games also tapped into Steam publishing and released My Child: Lebensborn, Song of Farca; Wulin Chess, and generated massive success in China under our assistance.

East2West Games continuously keeps enlarging the release territory and expanding on more platforms, and will always continue exploring on mobile (IOS, Android, H5), PC and console.

Bamtang Games

Bamtang Games

https://www.bamtang.com

Established in 2002 in Lima, Peru, Bamtang Games has emerged as a premier independent studio in Latin America, focusing on action games for licensed IPs. Our expertise spans the most celebrated A-list movies, TV shows, and internet IPs, delivering content across all platforms, including web, mobile, PC, and consoles. With a talented team of over 70 professionals, we pride ourselves on crafting everything in-house, adhering strictly to budgets and schedules while consistently exceeding expectations.

Immutable

Immutable

https://www.immutable.com

Immutable is a global leader in gaming on a mission to bring digital ownership to every player by making it safe and easy to build great web3 games.

The Immutable Group consists of the Immutable Platform, the preferred developer platform for building & scaling web3 games on Ethereum, and Immutable Games, a global leader in web3 game development and publishing with leading titles Gods Unchained and Guild of Guardians.

Co-founded by James Ferguson, Robbie Ferguson and Alex Connolly in 2018, Immutable is headquartered in Sydney with a team of over 240+ leading technologists, creators and innovators, and backed by top transformational tech investors like BITKRAFT Ventures, King River Capital, AirTree, Temasek, Coinbase and more.

Bambassadors

Bambassadors

https://www.bambassadors.com

Bambassadors produces UGC video ads for the world's leading gaming studios in 20+ different languages. We’ve made over 10K high-performing ads for 100s of studios, with results including a 17x increase in in-game purchases and an 80% decrease in CPA.

Our platform lets you see finished videos before you decide to buy them, removing the unknowns from ordering creative and saving you time, money, and revisions. We're offering one free video to any studio at PGC, no strings attached.

Come see us at our booth to receive a free video ad within 24 hours

CrazyGames

CrazyGames

https://www.crazygames.com/

CrazyGames is the go-to browser games platform for 30 million players every month. Our seamless experience immerses players in diverse games that run smoothly on mobile and desktop. Ads are optimized for high earnings without being intrusive, ensuring steady revenue and a loyal player base.

We offer comprehensive support, including dedicated team assistance, an easy-to-use SDK, and integrated analytics, to maximize earnings and ensure success on our platform.

Meta

Meta

https://about.meta.com/

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world.

Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology.

Geeklab

Geeklab

https://geeklab.app/

Geeklab is your trusted partner in app growth and expertise with the mission to turn impressions into installs. A/B testing App Store, Google Play, and Steam product pages, analyzing market data, and surveying your audience with Geeklab can be a real game changer.

Our team of ASO experts provides expertise so that you can run successful tests and get better results.

Uplifted

Uplifted

https://www.uplifted.ai

Uplifted is the leading platform for creating high-performing, on-brand UGC video ads starring your customers, offering a hands-off, end-to-end solution at scale.

Serving companies such as Tactile Games, Overwolf, Codere, Fiverr, Playstudios, Mixtiles, and Just Dice. The platform simplifies ad creation with less than 24-hour delivery, and includes a video-first Digital Asset Management system, positioning Uplifted as the ultimate platform for performance marketers and creative directors.

Uplifted is redefining the ad creation process by combining customer creativity with AI for game-changing performance marketing.

HyprMX

HyprMX

https://www.hyprmx.com

HyprMX is a brand-only ad network delivering premium ad campaigns from Fortune 500 companies. Available for rewarded video, interstitial, and banner ad formats, HyprMX works with all major mediation solutions and is based in NYC.

Visit hyprmx.com or email [email protected] to see how brand ads can add value to your games.

Airbridge

Airbridge

https://www.airbridge.io

Bridge the Gaps in Attribution & Analytics. Next-level growth with next-gen attribution & analytics. Airbridge is an attribution and analytics company that unlocks next-generation strategies for marketers in the privacy era.

With powerful measurement and analytics suites, Airbridge empowers marketers around the world to grow their apps across iOS, Android, and the web. By unifying spend, revenue, and performance data across platforms into a single centralized dashboard, Airbridge delivers real-time visibility and actionable insights at a glance to optimize campaigns and drive better results.

As the official MMP (mobile measurement), MTA (multi-touch attribution), and MMM (marketing mix modeling) partner to the world’s biggest advertising platforms, Airbridge is trusted by fast-growing startups and Fortune 500s alike, including LG, Lotte, Kakao Style, NEXON, WEBZEN and more.

Find out more about Airbridge at airbridge.io.

RevX

RevX

https://revx.io

RevX is a programmatic demand side platform that assists app marketers in acquiring, re-engaging, and monetising users throughout their user journey. Our expertise, scale, and unwavering commitment to transparency fuels sustainable app growth.

Our User Acquisition solution empowers marketers to reach their target audience at scale and acquire high-value gamers, while our powerful Retargeting platform helps re-engage your best players, foster loyalty and powers up revenue.

iion

iion

https://www.iion.io/

Established in 2019, iion leads in redefining game monetization and advertising, dedicated to enhancing the gaming industry by optimizing brand investments.

We aim to deliver quality brand advertisers and dollars to publishers, leveling up publisher ad quality with an easy-to-integrate adapter on their mediation of choice.

Our innovative approach diversifies revenue sources for game publishers globally, fosters impactful brand connections and sets new standards for game advertising worldwide through our unified game advertising platform, empowering seamless advertising throughout the gaming ecosystem.

Track Sponsors

Stash

Stash

https://dev.stash.gg/

Stash is the first of its kind direct-to-consumer platform for game developers - providing not only the tools to directly sell to and engage with players, but also the hands-on ecommerce expertise needed to scale. Setting us apart, Stash brings the best of other D2C industries to gaming - meaning you get more players using your D2C channel while your players get to enjoy a remarkable experience.

Scuti

Scuti

https://scutirewards.com

SCUTI is the leading AI-driven rewarded eCommerce marketplace accessed exclusively through video games.

SCUTI provides players direct access to curated products, promotional offers, and exciting rewards, which can be exchanged for in-game native currency or to purchase physical goods in the SCUTI catalog.

SCUTI™ stands out with its AI-driven approach, enabling precise brand targeting, enhancing engagement and conversion with the only full-funnel solution for brands through games.

Room 8 Group

Room 8 Group

https://www.room8group.com

Room 8 Group is the world’s fastest growing strategic partner in external game development, co-development, art, trailer production, and QA for AAA console, PC and mobile titles. Since 2011, the Group has co-created a multitude of award-winning projects for world-leading video game IPs and franchises, while leveraging its own cutting-edge tools and R&D capabilities.

Through primarily organic growth, the proudly independent company is now home to 1,400+ creatives based in Europe, North America, and South America. As a part of Room 8 Group, Solid Bash studio provides full-cycle & co-development services with a focus on mobile platforms.

Discover more at: www.room8group.com

AppTweak

AppTweak

https://apptweak.com/en?utm_source=PGCsanfrancisco&utm_medium=events

AppTweak is an App Store Marketing & Intelligence Platform, powered by AI, enabling mobile leaders to optimize their app’s organic and paid performance in the app stores.

AppTweak stands out as the industry's most comprehensive platform, providing ASO Intelligence, Search Ads Campaign Management, App Store Review Management, and Market Intelligence.

We empower app marketers with tools, data, and managed services to make more informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition. At the core of AppTweak is Atlas AI, our proprietary deep-learning language model trained on app store data since 2014.

This technology, combined with unparalleled support, makes AppTweak the trusted partner for mobile leaders such as Uber, Zynga, and The North Face.

King

King

https://www.king.com/

With a mission of Making the World Playful, King is a leading interactive entertainment company with a 20-year history of delivering some of the world’s most iconic mobile games, including the Candy Crush franchise and Farm Heroes Saga.

King, which is part of Activision Blizzard, was recently acquired by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).

Associate Sponsors

Department For Business and Trade UK

Department For Business and Trade UK

https://www.great.gov.uk

We are the UK’s department for economic growth. We support businesses to invest, grow and export, creating jobs and opportunities across the country.

We are responsible for: Redrawing our rules to ensure businesses thrive, markets are competitive and consumers are protected. Securing investment from UK and international businesses. Advising, supporting, and promoting British businesses to grow and export. Opening up new markets for businesses by removing barriers and striking trade deals. Promoting free trade, economic security and resilient supply chains.

For more information visit great.gov.uk

Global Game Jam

Global Game Jam

https://globalgamejam.org/

The Global Game Jam® is nonprofit registered in the state of California and our mission is to empower all individuals worldwide to learn, experiment, and create together through the medium of games in a safe and welcoming environment.

The GGJ is the world's largest game creation event taking place around the globe boasting tens of thousands of participants (jammers) at hundreds of physical and virtual sites in over one hundred countries around the world. In January/February 2023, we had a great comeback year which saw 40,000 people at 800 locations in 108 countries create 7,600 games in 48 hours around the theme of Roots! GGJ Consistently maintains a 90% satisfaction rate year over year among our participants.

Kwalee

Kwalee

https://www.kwalee.com

Kwalee is a global games publisher and developer with more than 1 billion downloads on mobile platforms, with games such as Draw it, Teacher Simulator and Airport Security. The studio also publishes a growing catalogue of PC and console titles, including games such as Wildmender, ROBOBEAT, The Precinct, The Spirit of the Samurai and Space Chef.

Founded by games industry icon and Codemasters co-founder David Darling CBE, who is joined by a fast-growing team of global games experts with studios in the UK, India, Portugal and China, Kwalee is on the lookout for high-quality games to publish on all platforms and encourages developers to get in touch.

Outside of its games, Kwalee is also highly active in the industry, as an ambassador of not-for-profit organisation Women in Games and a regular supporter of charities like Safe In Our World, GamesAid and SpecialEffect.

Metaplay

Metaplay

http://www.metaplay.io

Metaplay’s mission is to bring the power to deliver top-grossing games to every ambitious mobile game maker.

The Metplay SDK is a complete backend solution with everything top-tier game developers need to make and manage great games more simply, more reliably and more professionally than they could anywhere else - from their first line of code through to liveops and player support.

Appier

Appier

https://www.appier.com/

Appier is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to power business decision-making.

Appier’s products are designed to help companies build a holistic view of their customers, understand their preferences, anticipate their actions and ultimately make decisions that lead to better business outcomes.

Appcharge

Appcharge

https://appcharge.com/

Appcharge is a Tel Aviv based direct-to-consumer, white-label sales platform for mobile game publishers that operates as a merchant of record. It was built by a team of gamers and monetization mavericks with a background in mobile free-to-play & payments from companies like Moon Active, Rovio, Tilting Point & more.

Appcharge platform thrives on the endless possibilities that come from having a more direct relationship with players and provides its partners with opportunities to grow their revenue outside of app stores. It does so through a multitude of solutions such as the web store and AI-driven personalised sales.

Xsolla

Xsolla

https://xsolla.com/funding?utm_source=conference&utm_medium=marketing&utm_campaign=funding_march_2024&utm_content=pgc_sf

Xsolla Funding is dedicated to supporting your journey to success. Through the Xsolla Funding Club, connect with developers, publishers, and investors who can support and propel your game towards triumph.

Embark on your game development journey with the Xsolla Accelerator, a robust program offering different educational initiatives, personalized mentorship, and opportunities to secure funding for your game.

It's all here to support you in achieving your goals.

Pro Helvetia

Pro Helvetia

https://prohelvetia.ch/en/

Initiated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, SwissGames promotes the Swiss game cluster at home and abroad. Our core mission is to help Swiss developers gain visibility, build relationships with the international game industry and access global markets.

RevU

RevU

https://www.revu.co

RevU offers the industry's most advanced offerwall for games of all sizes and genres! Our non-SDK based offerwall allows for quick and easy integration, and our unique lineup of advertisers generates the highest eCPMs in the industry.

With a reach of millions of unique users, RevU also is a powerhouse for studios looking to acquire large amounts of new gamers, while exceeding KPIs!

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