Free Bus Ride to Connects Helsinki 2019

NOTE: THE BUS TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRY TO THE CONFERENCE – you will need a conference ticket to get access to the event(s). There are discounted and even free options available – see details below. It’s that time of the year again: The Pocket Gamer Connects Conference Series returns to Helsinki with added bonus features! If you work within mobile games, Pocket Gamer Connects is THE place to be. Whether you want to stay on top of the latest trends and technology, meet investors and grow your professional network, or pitch your game – PGC has it all. And this year it goes beyond veterans will be sharing their knowledge and experiences on several aspects of mobile, PC, console, blockchain, and VR/AR gaming, while the hottest indie devs get a chance to showcase their games at Big Indie Zone and The Very Big Indie Pitch and PC Indie Pitch (pitching competitions with awesome prizes and an excellent opportunity for exposure), the Pocket Jam game jam, workshops, and plenty more. As if all this wasn’t reason enough to join the conference there is also going to be an epic Pocket Gamer Party you don’t want to miss. New for 2019! There’s more than mobile at this year’s conference. Working closely with Games Helsinki, we’re introducing a dull day track dedicated to PC and console, called Big Screen Gaming, featuring speakers from Remedy, Housemarque, Raw Fury, Kickstarter, Superevil Megacorp and loads more. We’re also diving back into blockchain with a dedicated track featuring the likes of Animoca Brands, plus talks on VR/AR and 5G. You can find more about the event: IGDA Finland and Pocket Gamer want as many folks as possible to have a chance to take part in this event, regardless of location. To make everything more accessible and convenient for our friends outside the Helsinki area we are organising bus rides from hubs at certain sports around the country. The buses, provided by Pocket Gamer, are completely free of charge – you just need to register on the form below and turn up! We will need to know for the total numbers for the buses so please register by Thursday, September 6 to grab your seat.  Free buses will depart from: Jyväskylä & Tampere, Turku, and Kouvola & Kotka (see details below). A part-paid bus will operate from Kajaani, courtesy of Kaja Games (see details below) DRAFT SCHEDULE – THIS WILL BE CONFIRMED 1 WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT ****** Jyväskylä & Tampere >> IN: Bus leaves from Jyväskylä to Helsinki: October 1st at 04:30 from Harjukatu bus at Tampere Bus Station (Hatanpään valtatie 7): approx. 06:30>> RETURN: Bus leaves from Helsinki back to Jyväskylä: October 2 at 18:30 (after the event ends) Stops at Tampere: approx. 20:00 ****** Turku >> IN: Bus Leaves Turku, Joukahaisenkatu 3: October 1st at 07:00 for Helsinki>> RETURN: Bus Leaves Helsinki back to Turku: October 2 at 18:30 ****** Kouvola & Kotka >> IN: Bus leaves from Kouvola, XAMK Kasarminmäki campus: October 1 at 06:00 the Stop at Kotka  XAMK Metsola campus: October 2 at 07:00 (arrival in Helsinki is 9am) >> RETURN: Return bus leaves Helsinki back to Kotka then Kouvola: October 2 at 18:15 ****** Kajaani (NOTE: This is a part-paid bus, made possible by support from Kajak Games. Price per passenger will range from €30-€72, depending on final number travelling.) >> IN: Bus leaves from Kajaani: October § at 11:00 >> RETURN: Return bus leaves Helsinki back to Kajaani: October 2 at 18:30 ****** NOTE: The event time of the EB listing is the actual conference’s schedule, NOT the time your specific bus ride leaves – that detail is listed above. The buses will take you to the conference on Tuesday morning and leave on Wednesday evening at around 6.30pm. (You need to sort your own accommodation for the night.) Connects Helsinki Conference Tickets  This bus ticket does not include entry to the conferences!   Don’t have a conference pass yet? IGDA members can benefit from a 20% reduction by using the discount code promoted by your IGDA coordinator.  Please use this link to get your discount  Developers who are shortlisted for The Very Big Indie Pitch competition (mobile games) get two complimentary tickets. Interested? Submit your game here. If you’re a PC indie dev with a game to showcase, we also have a PC Indie Pitch! Submit here. Students can get a two-day ticket for €68 here.   Universities can also apply for up to 20 free student tickets! Please contact to book. Finally, we have volunteering opportunities for anyone who would like to join our great team for a few days (while getting to see the conference). Sign up to help here. Any questions? Please contact Sally at Poista tai päivitä tapahtuma