Conference from Pocket Gamer just got bigger and better – VR, AR and MR developers are very welcome at XR Connects Helsinki 2017


After last year’s taster session, XR Connects is back in Finland for a full conference! The event from Steel Media, makers of Pocket Gamer, lands on September 19th-20th in Helsinki. You’ll also find PG Connects and PC Connects, all in one venue! XR Connects is a dedicated VR/AR/MR event across two days with 60+ speakers, an expo area, a VR Indie Pitch event and more. XR Connects offers a great way for developers to get attention for their game and meet publishers, investors, press – including influencers – their peers and potentially useful service companies, such as tool-makers, demonetization experts.

The event features short, sharp talks; our lectures and panels are each less than 20 minutes, so we get through a LOT in a day! XR Connects track highlights include Solfar’s Thor Gunnarson who will be diving into his extensive experiences working in VR; Immersal’s Jufo Peltomaa, who will be heading up our brand new AR track by looking at what the future holds for this world-changing technology; and Coatsink’s Jon Davies who will be exploring what it takes to create an RPG in VR. In total there will be four different VR/AR/MR tracks covering everything from business through to development tips and tricks.

The event includes match-making opportunities (2020SpeedMatch and the free Pitch & Match tool), a dedicated game jam and a chance to showcase games in the indie expo zones. Oh and there’s also a kick-ass party too! There’s more information at

Like the sound of that? FIVR members can get 20% cheaper with the discount code FIVR-20, so don’t hang about. But, hey, there are still a couple of ways for you to get in FREE if you sign up to these activities now…


Get accepted for a place on the VR Indie Pitch and you’re already part of the conference! Indie developers get a chance to showcase their game to a panel of press, publishers and pundits. A magnificent opportunity for feedback and you might win a prize. Everybody taking part gets a couple of tickets to the whole event:



We are running a competition to win one of five tables in the Indie Showcase area absolutely free for a limited time! Just register your interest here and we’ll let you know if you’re successful when the prize is drawn:


PG Connects, PC Connects and XR Connects take place 19-20 September 2017 at Wanha Satama Pikku Satamakatu 3-5, FI-00161 Helsinki, Finland. If the VR Indie Pitch or expo table competition don’t appeal, affordable developer tickets are available for FIVR members with the code FIVR-20

Dave Bradley  

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