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Pocket Gamer Helsinki 2023: A Premier Conference for Mobile Games

Get ready for Pocket Gamer Helsinki 2023, a highly anticipated conference that brings together the best minds in the mobile games industry. Taking place in the vibrant city of Helsinki, Finland, known as the “spiritual home of mobile games,” this event promises two days of learning, networking, and discovering the latest trends and techniques in the gaming landscape. Mark your calendars for September 12 and 13, as you won’t want to miss it!

Experience Networking Opportunities and Insights from Industry Experts

At Pocket Gamer Helsinki, you’ll have the chance to connect with top-notch industry experts and thought leaders, gaining valuable insights into the rapidly evolving gaming industry. Pitch your game to our experts and meet professionals who can help take your business to the next level. Attend over 200 speaker sessions, engaging talks, and panel discussions, providing you with the knowledge you need to stay ahead of the curve. Moreover, the event offers unparalleled networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with potential partners and investors in the games industry.

Click here to find out more about the event and get your tickets.

Featuring Jaakko Kylmäoja, CEO of Fingersoft

We are thrilled to announce that Jaakko Kylmäoja, CEO of Fingersoft, will be speaking at PGC Helsinki. With 14 years of experience in the games industry, Kylmäoja brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Having served in various roles within Fingersoft, including chief marketing officer and vice president of publishing, he will share insights on how to build a game studio that maintains a sense of purpose and balance.

Insights from Jaakko Kylmäoja: Lessons for the Games Sector

Pocketgamer.biz: What is the most common mistake you see being made in the games sector?

Jaakko Kylmäoja: Short-term gains over long-term loyalty. Our approach has always been to prioritize the user experience. While utilizing monetization mechanisms that interrupt the game flow could bring in more revenue in the short term, we believe in fostering a large and loyal player base. With over 2 billion installations and 50 million monthly active users, we have a strong foundation when launching new games.

Pocketgamer.biz: What leaders/pioneers in games do you find inspiring?

Jaakko Kylmäoja: Housemarque has been a true inspiration to me. Their game Supreme Snowboarding was my favorite back in 1999. They consistently push the boundaries of what is possible on gaming devices. The work they did with Returnal after 26 years of establishing the company is something I deeply respect.

Pocketgamer.biz: What is your favorite mobile game of all time?

Jaakko Kylmäoja: QWOP by Foddy.net. This game is all about personal skills and development. My personal best in long jump is 3.67m.

Pocketgamer.biz: What do you enjoy most about working in the mobile games industry?

Jaakko Kylmäoja: I love collaborating with genuine and intelligent people in our company. The gaming industry in Finland has a culture of openness and fairness that I greatly appreciate. Additionally, through our games, we have the opportunity to bring joy and a sense of accomplishment to millions of people. It feels like we are making a meaningful difference, especially during challenging times.

Don’t Miss Out on PGC Helsinki

Visit the event’s website here to secure your tickets, find out more about the schedule, recommended accommodations, and everything you need to know about PGC Helsinki.

See you at the show!