NXP is co-inventor of NFC (Near Field Communication), the tap-and-go technology, which lets you initiate interactions with a simple touch. Being fast and easy to use, NFC holds great potential for innovative gameplay. Shape the future of gaming with us and discuss how technology can bring games to a next level!
For more information, visit www.nxp.com/nfc
Established in 2001, Jagex today stands as a key game developer and publisher and is the home to the iconic online role-playing game, RuneScape. RuneScape has welcomed over 250 million players to its world and more than two million of them play every month, while millions more watch avidly through social channels. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex has developed new RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including the authentically vintage edition, Old School RuneScape. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. In 2016 Jagex became part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at www.jagex.com.
Founded in 2009, Game Insight is the world’s leading innovator of mobile and social games, creating exceptional gameplay experiences across casual to hardcore titles. With more than 300 million players, Game Insight is one of the largest games companies in the world. The company is pushing the boundaries of technology and graphics across all platforms to make the most entertaining and fun experiences for everyone. The company is headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania with in-house development and game design across multiple studios in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. See more here
Facebook’s mission is to help build the world’s community to discover, play and share games — anywhere. With 800M people playing at least one Facebook connected game every month, we continue to invest in expanding the ways that people engage with games. Instant Games is Facebook’s cross-platform gaming experience and Joy will share a detailed overview of how HTML5 Games in Messenger are changing the way people connect and play games, together.
Optimove is the leading Customer Marketing Cloud, used by over 180 brands to drive their entire customer marketing operation. Optimove combines the art of marketing with the science of data to enable iGaming marketers to deliver highly-effective personalized player marketing campaigns through email, mobile, the Web, Facebook and other channels. Optimove’s unique customer modeling, predictive micro-segmentation and campaign automation technologies help marketers maximize player spend, engagement, retention and lifetime value. Optimove is used by leading customer-centric brands of all sizes, including Zynga, Playtika, Scopely, Scientific Interactive and Jelly Button Games. From 2014 to 2015, Optimove’s staff grew by 60% and revenues more than doubled. The company has offices in Tel Aviv, New York and London.
For more information, visit www.optimove.com
Global Games Server is the premier hosting service for the games industry: global infrastructure (dedicated, colo, cloud) with full management, intuitive control panel, anti-DDOS and 24/7 support for game studios and publishers. We also provide the industry’s leading server-side anti-cheat service FairFight. Our services are infrastructure (dedicated, colo, cloud) with added full management of the systems and software. Our control panel software offers one portal to manage all worldwide locations, game titles and gameplay. Our 24×7 NOC will manage and monitor game performance, including uptime down to instance level and any in-game metrics. Our network has anti-DDOS solutions in place to provide the highest uptimes. We recently helped the team behind the popular multiplayer title, Rocket League, drastically improve online performance by utilizing our global network. We now offer autoscaling from our bare metal to your own cloud account (AWS, Google, etc.), for dramatic cost savings and performance improvements over using cloud alone.
Our infrastructure services are very flexible. Customers ramp up and down based on demand, and no upfront investments are required. All services are managed and monitored from our Rotterdam, NL and Pasadena, USA, operation centers. Read more here.
Sensor Tower is the leading solution for mobile marketers, app developers, and industry analysts who demand superior competitive insights into the mobile market economy and are looking to increase app downloads through app store optimization.
We serve independent and Fortune 500 customers alike, spanning the mobile games, travel & hospitality, music, finance, and broadcast entertainment markets. Our suite of products consist of free, “SMB”, and Enterprise-tiered solutions including Store Intelligence, Usage Intelligence, Ad Intelligence, and App Intelligence.
Sensor Tower is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco and was a member of AngelPad’s startup incubator program in 2013. Our insights are cited by the world’s leading news and finance publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Washington Post, and Reuters. For more information visit www.sensortower.com
Wappier is the world leader in Intelligent Revenue Management and Optimization for the $139 Billion mobile application in-app purchase market. Its cloud-based technology enables mobile app developers to increase the Lifetime Value of their customers by 30-50% through machine learning, predictive analytics and deep data pooling. Every day our algorithms process more than 1 billion data facts in order to optimize pricing and retention for each individual consumer.
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GameAnalytics is a powerful free tool that helps developers understand player behaviour so they can improve engagement, reduce churn and perfect monetization. It helps to visualize core gaming KPIs in one convenient view, and offers in-game benchmarking to see how your metrics stack up against 14,000 similar titles.
It takes just a few minutes to setup and it’s totally free of charge – no usage caps or hidden premium features! If you’d rather see the platform in action before integrating it into your title, just sign up to see a demo game with pre-populated data.
The platform is trusted by more than 40,000 game developers worldwide, from indies to world-renowned studios, and handles over five billion unique events every day across 2+ billion devices. The platform is widely integrated, with SDKs for every major game engine and platform. Sign up for free today at: https://gameanalytics.com/
SafeDK is the leading mobile SDK management platform provider. SafeDK solution provides full visibility & control over 3rd party SDKs in mobile apps.
It allows Product and Dev teams to catch performance, stability and privacy issues with SDKs in real-time and Monetization and Revenue teams to monitor all the ads in their apps live and detect any problematic creatives & wasted inventory. SafeDK’s proprietary technology gives an easy way to solve any issue on the spot, without the need to submit a new version to the store. Visit www.safedk.com
Crobo is a mobile marketing and user acquisition company based in Berlin and San Francisco. Powered by data, it specializes in digital marketing solutions for mobile apps. Crobo analyzes user data of its 2000+ carefully selected distribution partners worldwide to act as a digital matchmaker between app developers and their relevant target groups. Currently crobo employs 120+ employees and is part of the Covus Group, led by CEOs Sven Lubek and Markus Malti, who founded crobo in 2012. For more infromation visit our webstite www.crobo.com
Appthis is an international mobile ad tech company focused on the global app ecosystem. With global installs for Apps and mobile monetization for publishers Appthis offers the cleanest possible mobile user experience, connecting your audience with apps they are most likely to download.With over 70,000 campaigns and 200+ GEOs, we’ve now launched a demand and supply side video platform, a programmatic RTB (media buying) platform and a MarketPlace that’s supplying across-the-globe traffic to developers within all verticals. For more information visit www.appthis.com
Chocolate is a leading mobile video advertising platform. We offer two core services – Chocolate Mediation, an end-to-end app monetization platform that creates higher revenue, yield and CPMs for app developers and publishers and Chocolate Marketplace, industry’s only mobile-video only programmatic platform powered by patented. VDO technology. For more information visit www.chocolateplatform.com
Appsumer’s revolutionary unified analytics platform powers in-house performance marketing teams at some of the fastest growing app businesses globally. This enables them to make perfect advertising investment decisions and fuel faster growth. Appsumer’s proprietary tech, built from the ground up, automates granular reporting. It unifies data from EVERY source and delivers insights in one highly intuitive and flexible interface. Furthermore, Appsumer goes beyond traditional analytics tools and offers predictive insights into future advertising performance, so marketers can make decisions with confidence. For more information visit www.appsumer.io
GAMES BUSINESS WORKSHOP
Scede.io works with high growth gaming studios to ensure they hire the best staff for their companies and their environments. They work with you, on site, as an embedded Talent Partner. Scede.io has helped to build teams for Space Ape Games, Supercell, MAG Interactive and more. www.scede.io
Oury Clark has been involved in games businesses, video games and R&D tax credits for many years. We have acted for CCP games since their infancy, we have also acted for Rovio plus many other games companies both small and large. We are a cross disciplinary firm who can offer a one-stop shop for all your professional accounting, legal, recruitment, fundraising, regulatory and financial planning needs. Equally, we can act in isolation in relation to a specific need such as VGTR. For over 80 years the firm has been pioneers in assisting companies both large and small set up and expand in the UK and Europe. Our clients find real value in the central point of contact we are able to provide across a breadth of services helping them gain cross disciplinary solutions. We have two offices, one in central London, the other by Heathrow. www.ouryclark.com
The BFI was founded in 1933. We are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. We award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research. BFI2022 is our five year strategic plan to shape the BFI’s next chapter for film, television and the moving image. Want to know more? Visit www.bfi.org.uk
Creative England is dedicated to the growth of the creative industries. We invest in talented people and their creative ideas, nurturing our richly diverse games, TV, film and digital media industries. From direct investment and soft loans to business mentoring; we champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.
As a not-for-profit organisation we mobilise public and private resources to garner as much support and investment for the creative industries as possible. We work with a wide range of partners and investors from commercial brands and companies such as Google, Facebook and KPMG to local authorities, cultural bodies and universities, national government, and the European Commission.For more information, visit www.creativeengland.co.uk/
Game Dev Showdown
Nordic Game’s mission is to sustain and share the Nordic games industry’s success by providing the latest news about the games industry in the Nordic region and Nordic Game events, such as the annual industry conference, the Discovery Contest season tour plan, qualifiers and finals, as well as Champions of Mobile.
Nordic Game created the first Nordic Game conference in 2004 and subsequently raised 12 million EUR from Nordic governments to found the Nordic Game Program. Nordic Game also administered the resulting Nordic game development grant program over six years for 107 projects selected from 1,277 applications, half of which have been published. Nordic Game is driven by Nordic Game Resources AB, a privately held Swedish limited company formed in 1990 and based in Malmö, Sweden.
Part of the Nordic Game community website, the Nordic Game Directory provides up-to-date listings of game-related educational and research institutions, event organisers, game developers and other game-related businesses, as well as games industry and government organisations, legal businesses and specialty press throughout the Nordic region.
The Nordic Game Discovery Contest is the official sponsor of the 2018 Gamesforum London GameDev Showdown.
MEET THE PUBLISHER
Hatch Entertainment was founded in 2016 in Espoo, Finland, with a vision to change the way people play games – to create a place on mobile where people can enjoy new social experiences together. With social features never seen before in mobile gaming, in Hatch players can easily collaborate or compete with their friends and family, and share gameplay moments as they happen. Hatch brings cloud gaming to mobile for the first time, with no downloads, updates or in-app purchases.
Hatch Beta is out now for Android users in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg and Sweden, with support for more countries and platforms planned for later. Hatch Beta is currently free with ads; an optional paid subscription that unlocks more content and features is coming later. More info is at www.hatch.live.
Kongregate is a leading cross-platform game publisher and web gaming portal. Through our publishing program, we work closely with game developers to provide a multitude of services to help great games become even better. Kongregate’s games have been downloaded over 100 million times, have hundreds of millions of gameplays, and have numerous accolades including Editors’ Choice and Best of 2016 & 2017. Kongregate is looking to sign fantastic games to help bring to mobile, web, PC, and console! Read more here.
Nazara is a leading mobile entertainment company focused on the 2 Billion+ mobile subscriber base in India, Middle East, Africa, The Caribbean & Latin America.. We develop a range of branded and original mobile content that is highly relevant to the culturally diverse consumer base in the country. Nazara Technologies holds exclusive rights for EA Mobile Games in the Middle East & Africa. WWE In The Middle East. For more information, visit www.nazara.com or follow us on twitter @Nazaragames.
THE XDS SESSIONS
External Development Summit (XDS) is the only annual, international games industry event held in Canada, with a primary focus on external development for art, animation, audio, software engineering, QA and localization.
XDS will be playing a part in the upcoming Gamesforum London event. We’ll be taking a morning of the event to deliver the “XDS Sessions” – an thought-provoking series of presentations delivered by high-caliber subject matter experts on external development. Click here to visit our website.
Studio Gobo is renowned for working as a specialist in console codev. Supporting inhouse large AAA dev teams, working on acclaimed and award-winning games, with the very best publishers and game creators, console codev is our core mission. The team at Studio Gobo have worked on some of the biggest IP’s in the world including Star Wars, Formula 1, Guardians of the Galaxy and many more. Founded in 2011 the company has grown to nearly 70 talented people and a development pedigree that spans four decades. The team at Studio Gobo are perfectly placed to help bring any AAA game to market on any console platform. For more information click here.
Electric Square specialises in F2P, live services, mobile, toys and racing game development. Our studio is driven by a collaborative culture that constantly pushes the boundaries of what it means to be state-of-the-art, we’re a highly-respected and forward-thinking studio. Our dynamic mix of experts and the very best fresh talent results in energised teams and a thriving environment. Electric Square is partnered with Microsoft and has previously collaborated with Spin Master and Hasbo, with the studio currently working with other major companies in the video game and interactive toy industries. For more information click here.