I began my career as an account handler at various advertising agencies including TBWA and Havas on accounts such as Citroen, Sky, BBC, Habitat, Red Stripe and Michelin and then went client side to work as Brand Director at British Gas and then Barclays. In 2020 I co-founded Intorqa, a gaming threat intelligence platform designed to reduce cheating in video gaming and protect the player experience.
Cheating is not just a problem for large multi-player PC games. In fact it's mobile games, both single and multiplayer, that are seeing the biggest increase in the number of cheat products targeting them. However, when it comes to mobile game cheats, it's usually the game economy rather than player experience most at risk. With MOD APK's offering unlimited coins and gems, never ending ammo, free VIP access, and games with no ads, developers and their revenue streams face a real threat to their business model moving forward. This session looks at the problem in more detail, highlighting the specific actors, channels, sources, and cheat products, and explores trends and how the market is developing. Finally and most importantly it outlines what developers and publishers need to know and do to protect their games.
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Develop is important – the networking is very important. And go to talks they’re inspiring and get your creative juices flowing, they can make you think and you’ll learn how other people do things.
Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
It’s really nice to see some of the younger people in our studio come to Develop, interact with other people in the dev community and make new contacts. I think it’s really important to learn from other people.
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
There really is a huge mix of people at Develop - loads of peers that you can learn from and the perfect blend of every element of game development as well.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
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