The Game Music Collective has kicked off this year's Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki conference in style with a special concert for all attendees. A selection of renditions taken from some of gaming’s most iconic scores were played to visitors in an brand new, somewhat cultural, addition to the show. PGC Helsinki 2017 will take place across September 19th and 20th, alongside sister-conference XR Connects looking at the AR, VR and MR industries, and the debut of our PC Connects taster tracks.
A new free directory listing all available sources of financing available to the UK games industry called The Financer List has been launched. The website has been set up by industry veterans Ella Romanos and Oscar Clark. The curated resource lists financing options from venture capital through to government grants and loans. It covers local, national and international level funding across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Rovio is bigger and stronger than ever, says Rovio EVP of Games Wilhelm Taht following record revenues in 2017. Opening Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2017, Taht discussed the growth of both Rovio and the mobile games industry at large over the last few years. Mobile gaming is now the biggest form of gaming entertainment and the fastest growing form of entertainment overall, he said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".