Pocket Gamer Connects Conference

Pocket Gamer Connects

Pocket Gamer Connects is returning to London in 13-14 January 2015 with another spectacular mobile gaming conference and indie developers are very much invited to join the fun.

Created and curated by the team behind Pocket Gamer and Pocket Gamer Biz, over 100 speakers from the leading mobile gaming companies will be coming along to share their wisdom.

And indies will be playing a big part in proceedings. Our Indie Survival Guide track, which will give practical advice on surviving in the indie mobile market, will boast the following big indie names:

  • Rami Ismail, Vlambeer
  • Mike Bithell, Mike Bithell Games
  • James Vaughan, Ndemic Creations
  • Barry Meade, Fireproof Studios
  • Ben Murch, Rodeo Games
  • Anna Marsh, Lady Shotgun
  • Jon Ingold, Inkle Studios
  • Christian West, Christian West Games
  • And more

And as if hearing from those lovely people wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to take part in a Very Big Indie Pitch, grab a discounted display on our Indie Showcase and meet industry legends face to face throughout the show.

Want to come along? Head to the Eventbrite page and buy your mid term developer ticket now – we’d love to see you there!

IGDA members, login and get your discount code for 20% the event!

GamesLab sharing their one million pound programme, expertise and grants for emerging and established games companies in the South West

GamesLab are offer 2 rounds of Funding, each aimed at facilitating a Project at a different point in it’s development cycle.

Round 1, The Development Fund, is available for SME’s to apply for Grants between £10,000 and £50,000 to completely develop a new Game IP for commercial release. The Development Fund is open now for applications.

Round 2, The Prototype Fund, will be available for Start-Ups to apply for a Grant upto £10,000 to develop a Prototype, ready to pitch for further outside investment. The Prototype Fund will open in Q2 2014.

Graduates – this is an excellent chance to establish your skillset and build on the many innovative ideas you have.

Read more at the following link to apply.

Job: DMC looking for a Flash guru to create two Flash Games


Toby Pedder, Marketing Coordinator at DMC is recruiting a vibrant and competent individual to develop two Flash games:

1. A driving style game – 2D viewing from a side-on angle.

2. A ‘treasure hunt’ style game

This is an excellent opportunity for you to make use of those Flash skills of yours!

More information can be found in the attached PDF.

E-mail Toby if you are interested in applying for these projects.

Job: Rancon need Flash App Developers and Unity Developers


Alumni graduate student Matt Murton works for Rancon and is looking for some recruits for an ideal position in app. development.

The candidates should have experience in Flash AS3, any server-side scripting language and ideally Unity – in other words – everything we cover on the Interactive Games Design courses at the University of Gloucestershire!

For more information – please contact Matt Murton at matt@rancon.co.uk

Alternatively you can find more details about the position here and contact them via their web site: http://www.rancon.co.uk/permanent/.

An extract of the job at hand:

This is an amazing opportunity to join our expanding team and help us build some great apps for international clients.

Our production HQ is in the centre of sunny Cheltenham, surrounded by the Cotswolds.

We’re looking for either a best-in-year graduate or a Junior developer with a strong portfolio of work and a thirst for knowledge to learn from our incredible team.

Technical Talent agency recruits for mobile apps and gaming


Tech Talent is a Mobile Technology & Gaming IT Recruitment Company, hiring specialists for the Mobile Applications & Gaming market. We are based in Reading, Berkshire but source hard to find IT professionals for businesses throughout the UK and Europe.

We will not be beaten on service.  Whether you are a candidate looking for the perfect Mobile Apps or Gaming job or a business in need of professional staff, we will stop at nothing to help you achieve your goals, not just this time, but every time.”

Try them out and let us know if it’s true! www.technicaltalent.co.uk

Contact Isabelle Stuart: istuart@technicaltalent.co.uk