Developers In Finland: Sign Up For Your Free Bus To XR Connects Now!

Developers In Finland: Sign Up For Your Free Bus To XR Connects Now!

We want as many games industry professionals to come to XR Connects Helsinki this month. So we’re providing free buses from around Finland, as well as heavily discounted tickets!


If you work in the VR/AR, mobile or PC games industry, XR Connects is THE place to be this September. Taking place Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th September in Wanha Satama, Helsinki, it will deliver talks and panels, an expo area, free meeting system, massive party, indie pitch sessions and loads more. That’s 10 tracks featuring 100+ speakers focusing on Influencers, eSports, Monetisation, Practical Development (narrative, UX, audio), HTML5, Industry Trends, Funding, Deal Making, Indie Success, Publishing and more.

You can expect 1,200 delegates representing 700+ international companies, so boundless networking is assured. Running alongside Pocket Gamer Connects, now on its fourth year in Helsinki, it’s become a popular fixture in the industry calendar. And now we’re launching an event entirely dedicated to XR, and bringing in the PC community for the first time as well.


Free Bus Rides!

We want the whole games ecosystem to have a chance to take part in this event, no matter your location, and to make everything more accessible and convenient for our friends outside the Helsinki area, we are organising bus rides from hubs all around the country. Our buses are completely free of charge - you just need to register using this form and turn up! 

A bus ticket doesn’t guarantee entry to the event - you’ll need a conference pass for that. Passes are still available here


IGDA Discounts

We want to see IGDA Finland members there because it’s on your home turf. So we’re offering a 30% discount on the final, full ticket price to all IGDA members. Simply speak to your local IGDA hub coordinator, who has an exclusive discount code for you. 


We’re still accepting sign-ups for the VR Indie Pitch, so if you have a game project you’d like to showcase to the expert judges, get in touch! 



We run PG Connects (mobile), XR Connects (VR, AR, MR) and PC Connects (PC) at the same time in the same venue. This will be our fourth year in Helsinki, running 19-20 September 2017 at Wanha Satama. Our events are built on these four pillars:

  1. Short, sharp talks (our lectures and panels are 15 minutes long, so we get through a LOT in a day)
  2. The whole ecosystem: from students up to CEOs, from graphic designers to investors, from solo outfits to multinational publishers, everybody is welcome and all facets of the games business are represented
  3. Unbeatable networking: our Pitch & Match meeting system is FREE to all delegates; all attendees are welcome to our awesome Tuesday night party; there are speed-dating style Big Indie Pitch events and SpeedMatch networking sessions. It's easy to meet the people your business needs
  4. Press coverage: we own and operate a number of leading websites ourselves. No other event series has the media baked into the very fabric of the conference. You will get a chance to network with, and show your game to, representatives of Pocket Gamer, The Virtual Report and more...

COO, Steel Media Ltd

Dave is a writer, editor and manager. As our COO, he gets involved in all areas of the business, from front-page editorial to behind-the-scenes event strategy. He began his career in games and entertainment journalism in 1997 and has since worked in multiple roles in the media. You can contact him with any general queries about Pocket Gamer, PC Games Insider or Steel Media's other websites, conferences and initiatives.