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Saturday, November 12 • 14:00 - 14:45
Designing Mobile Premium Games in the Age of Free-to-Play LIMITED

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The death of premium games on the App Store has been widely anticipated by mobile game industry pundits for quite some time now. But in the face of its presumed demise, Apple still manages to throw lifelines at developers looking to create premium-only experiences by featuring their games every now and again. While most developers are trying to figure out features for Day 7 retention and Conversion KPIs to go after the free-to-play holy grail, a few indies still stick by their premium game roots and are getting rewarded for it. Meet the developers who have created premium games and gotten featured by Apple and learn what are their lessons for developing quality premium games in an increasingly free-to-play world.

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Hrishi Oberoi

Founder & CEO, Photon Tadpole Studios
Hrishi has been in the Games Industry since 2002 and is currently the Founder & CEO of Photon Tadpole Studios, a game development and publishing company, which is developing and publishing original Indian content for India. Prior to this Hrishi has been the "Director of Games" at... Read More →

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Chirag Chopra

Founder & Creative Slug, Lucid Labs
Chirag Chopra holds a Master’s Degree in Video Game Design from Supinfogame and started making games under his label ‘Lucid Labs’, as soon as he got out of his college. He has made 2 games as of now, both on mobile and have managed to grab attention from Apple itself, getting... Read More →
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Ankush Madad

Co-Founder & Director, Dropout Games
Fresh out of the box, Ankush represents the new generation of entrepreneurs in the Game Development Industry. He is two time College Dropout by education and a self-learnt game designer by profession. In 2014, Ankush co-founded Dropout Games, his independent game studio venture... Read More →
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Himanshu Manwani

Founder, Xigma Games
Himanshu has been playing games since age of 6 and his passion for games helped him get into making games. After working for about 4 years in gaming industry he quit his job and founded Xigma Games in 2015. His first game 'Super Nano jumpers' won the Pocket Gamer Connects Bangalore... Read More →
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Chintan Shroff

Founder, The Good Side Studios
Chintan is an independent games developer at The Good Side Studios which he founded in late 2015. His appreciation for Michael Molinari's work has inspired him to create emotional experience through his games too. He loves first person games but in his free time he loves writing his... Read More →
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Siddharth Sivaraman

Founder, Dastan Games
Siddharth is an Indie Game Developer based out of Bangalore and part of the two man Indie studio - “Dastan Games”. He graduated with a degree in Electronics Engineering in 2010 from BITS Goa, and worked for a few years in a software startup as a programmer. In late 2014 he quit... Read More →

Saturday November 12, 2016 14:00 - 14:45 IST
Hall No 2 HICC, Hi-tec City, Hyderabad