Six reasons the Dubai GameExpo Summit is the place for indie developers to be th

Indie game developers and publishers make up a significant portion of the Pocket Gamer Connects conference attendees. With this in mind, Pocket Gamer is excited to announce that the Dubai GameExpo Summit powered by PG Connects will take place this June. The event will be co-hosted with Dubai’s Department of Economy & Tourism, and will be set against the backdrop of the Dubai Esports and Games Festival. The Dubai Exhibition Centre within Expo City Dubai will be the venue for the event, which takes place between June 21-22, and is the fastest-growing region of the international games industry.

The two-day summit will feature a range of exciting opportunities for indie developers, including over 100 talks, seminars and panels presented by top games industry professionals from around the world. Attendees can look forward to invaluable learning and networking opportunities, and with Pocket Gamer co-hosting the event, it promises to be a highlight of the 2021 games industry calendar.

To make the most of this limited time offer for mid-term tickets, indie developers are encouraged to book now via the official sales partner. This is an incredible opportunity to enjoy savings and attend the best business-to-business event for games industry professionals worldwide.

Here are six great opportunities Pocket Gamer recommends for indie game developers at the Dubai GameExpo Summit:

1. The Big Indie Zone

The Big Indie Zone is the perfect place for developers to demo their games. Developers can pre-book a two-day demo table (including Summit passes) and showcase their creations to fellow industry professionals in a collaborative and creative setting.

2. Indie Developer Competition

Indie developers are a vital part of the games industry, and Pocket Gamer is proud to have put together an exclusive competition opportunity. The competition offers indie developers the chance to win complimentary tickets to the Summit and a free expo table in the Big Indie Zone. It is an amazing opportunity to present their work to industry leaders and the wider audience.

3. The Very Big Indie Pitch

The Very Big Indie Pitch is a larger-scale version of the regular BIP events, where indie developers present their games to industry expert judges seeking critical feedback. It provides an unmissable opportunity for developers working in different spheres of gaming, including mobile, PC, console, blockchain, and VR/AR.

4. Investor Connector

Investor Connector is a unique opportunity for indie game developers looking to secure funding for their next big project and for investors hoping to find profitable new ventures. We are setting up one-on-one meetings between selected developers and interested investors on-site. The quiet and secluded space makes it an ideal opportunity to have meaningful and in-depth discussions about funding opportunities and strategies.

5. Publisher SpeedMatch

Publisher SpeedMatch brings together shortlisted developers and publishers during a dedicated one-hour stint of speed-date style meetings. These meetings facilitate initial contact opportunities that can be followed up with longer discussions for potential investment or collaborations.

6. Content by Developers, for Developers

Pocket Gamer Connects Dubai GameExpo Summit has curated high-value practical content for the event’s expected 70% indie game developers and publishers. With content tracks like Game Dev Stories, Incredible Indies, Monetiser, Show Me The Money, Publisher Power, The Developer Toolkit, and The Growth Track, developing practical skills and expertise has never been this easy.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to join indie game development leaders, publishers, investors, and industry experts at the Dubai GameExpo Summit powered by PG Connects this June. Be part of the fast-growing international gaming community and book now for a rewarding experience in the Middle East.