Xigma Games bags the coveted award and INR 1 million cash prize

at the first ever Reliance Games’ Pocket Gamer Connects in


ï‚· Global mobile gaming giants give breathtaking insight into key global trends, Indie

survival guides and an insider’s look into next generation mobile games.

ï‚· PG Connects features 4 dedicated tracks with top speakers sharing knowledge on — East

meets West, Indie Academy, Acquire and Monetise, and the domestic-focused ‘Make

In India‘s — as well as happening such as The Very Big Indie Pitch and I Love Indie


ï‚· The best of Indie developers participate in the Game Hack competition, pitch for


Bangalore, April 2015 —Xigma Games emerged the winner of the Very Big Indie Pitch for its

‘Super Nano Games’ at the Reliance Games’ Pocket Gamer Connects 2015 which took off to an

exciting start at Hotel Lalit Ashok here this morning.Also, Yellow Monkey secured the Runners

Up position at Pocket Gamer Connects.

Organised by Reliance Games, India’s leading publisher and developer of mobile games, the 2-

day conference featured speakers like Peter Vesterbacka - Rovio, Misha Lyalin — Zepto Labm,

Armin Hummel - Lima Sky, Marina Mello - Bossa Studios, Mike Hines - Amazon, Sergio

Salvador — Google and many more on the inaugural day. However, the highlight of the day was

Game Hack, the first of its kind pan-India game development and pitch competition for Indie

developers and students, who have the passion and talent to create their very own mobile

game. With over 100 enthusiastic participants across the country participated to showcase their

games or game prototypes and only 25 of them winning.

Pocket Gamer Connects offered an opportunity to learn from the most celebrated professionals

from the Industry worldwide including the likes of Rovio, Microsoft, Zeptolabs, Google, Zynga

and many more.

Day 1: Press Release

Announcing the launch of PG Connects Bangalore, Mr.Manish Agarwal, CEO, Reliance

Entertainment Digital said, “We are glad to announce our collaboration with Steel Media to get

an international event like Pocket Gamer Connects to India. This initiative is a benchmark in

itself towards creating something with a uniquely regional flavor, connecting the global industry

with local audiences through constructive information and relationship-building. Whether you

are a CEO of a company, Indie developer or a student, PG Connects will have something to offer

for everyone. We have committed to deliver the best in class value add for everyone.”

Xigma Games won the Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamers Connects Bangalore 2015. On

winning at this platform Mr. Himanshu Manwani, Founder, Xigma Games said, “For any

aspiring Indie developer, the most difficult part is to get noticed by investors, publishers and the

media. This is where Reliance Games’ Pocket Gamer’s Connect Bangalore — The Very Big Indie

Pitch stepped in. I am very glad to have got this opportunity and having won a sum of INR 1

million and the desired recognition. A platform where I could showcase my game ‘Super Nano

Games’to the Indian and international stalwarts of the mobile gaming industry and receive their

feedback and appreciation is a big achievement in itself and could not have asked for more. I am

ecstatic with this win and thank the organizers and everyone who believed in my game. Really

look forward to seeing this game go live and taking it global.”

On the opening day in the ‘East Meets West’ track, PGC featured an essential keynote from

superstar Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle of Rovio Entertainment, the creator of wildly

successful angry birds franchise and over 50 other games, gave an insight into Rovio’s market

reach across the world. Followed was an insight into the journey of Zeptolab’s transformation

from an Indie to a Global Publisher by Misha Lyalin, CEO and Founder who elaborated on the

success of ‘CUT THE ROPE’ the puzzle game series.A Superstar panel on ‘Decoding the App

Stores’ was hosted with speakers from Microsoft India, Google, Amazon and Reliance Games.

‘Indie Academy’ tracks through the day were hosted by renowned speakers from the industry.

Mike Bithell, Founder; Armin Hummel, VP Business Development, Lima Sky divulged

information on Doodle Jump - the anatomy of a casual sensation; Lastly this track featured a

superstar panel of experts who discussed — How to reach successfully reach the western press.

Looking at the hot trends in the marketing and monetization landscape, the ‘Acquire and

Monetise’ track was skewed for all business focused indie developers. Sergio Salvador, Global

Day 1: Press Release

Head Games Partnerships, Google on How to use IAPS in games; The Monetization sessions also

included key notes from successful Indian developers & publishers like Rohit Sharma, Founder

& CEO, Nikhil Soman, Co-Founder & CEO, Play blazer etc. It captured the latest trends in the

mobile advertising sector and running through the “must know” of mobile game monetisation,

this track was a great opportunity to level up ones mobile gaming business understanding.

‘Make In India’track was led by Manish Agawal, CEO, Reliance Entertainment Digital. ‘Make In

India’ offered a razor sharp focus on Indian mobile games development — from funding, best

production practice, and the effort/reward dynamic to IP building, captivating game design, and

market potential, expect a tightly packed, highly condensed essential package for the domestic

mobile dev community.

Big Indie Pitch was the key highlight of Day 1 where one developer had a chance to win global

publicity, investments and publishing contracts, and a cash prize of Ten Lakhs, with an add on

opportunity to be incubated at the Reliance Games studio.

Overall it was a day fill of interesting sessions, short format lectures, panel discussion and abuzz

with the spirit of gaming and game development. Pocket Gamer Connects Bangalore 2015 — day

one gave an opportunity for developers, students & budding entrepreneurs and a chance to

know more about the mobile gaming market in India and globally.

About Reliance Games:

Reliance Games, a leading publisher and developer of mobile games is a division of Reliance

Entertainment Group whose subsidiaries include entities like IM Global and Code masters.

Reliance Games block buster hits include Real Steel, Real Steel World Robot Boxing, Pacific Rim,

and a slew of exciting mobile games developed in association with Hollywood Studios such as

DreamWorks, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros.

With over 200mn downloads globally, Reliance Games currently operates across five countries

worldwide. A strong, multi-disciplinary, cross-skilled and talented team spanning three

continents across US, UK, Korea and India spearheads the creation of high quality mobile

games. Reliance Games titles can be enjoyed through iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and

Windows as well as 80 leading networks across 40 countries.