The Big Indie Zone is an exclusive expo area within the conference dedicated to indie developers and their games.

It offers developers the chance to pre-book a 2-day demo table (including conference passes, making this an excellent value option) and present their awesome creation to fellow Connects delegates within a conducive setting.

The zone runs for the full duration of the two days and is always a vibrant and very popular segment of any Connects conference.

Whether you’re a publisher looking for new talent, an investor in search of your next focus, a service provider keen to share the benefits of your tools, or even a developer hoping to exchange ideas with your contemporaries, swinging by The Big Indie Zone comes highly recommended.

Win A Complimentary Indie Expo Table!

This year, we’re running an exclusive competition where indie developers can enter a draw to win a free expo table and tickets to attend the conference.

To enter the draw, simply hit the button below and complete the form.

Alternatively, you can secure your expo space at PG Connects Helsinki 2023 by purchasing your table in the Big Indie Zone. Book your table today via our registration page here.



  1. Only indie developers are eligible: independent game studios with fewer than 10 people.
  2. Table availability is limited. Tables are allocated at random to eligible studios who have applied daily until all tables are gone. Once all the tables are allocated, it will no longer be possible to apply for a table (although we may still except applications for complimentary indie tickets at our discretion).
  3. “A table” includes one standard showcase table, two chairs, and two standard indie tickets to the conference with full MeetToMatch access.
  4. No guarantees are made about the position of the table. No other guarantees are made about resources, equipment, signposting or other event collateral. If selected, you must bring everything you need to showcase your game.
  5. Tables offered and not accepted by the cut off date or unoccupied from the start of the event without reason or prior agreement, will automatically be allocated to another eligible Indie developer on the waiting list.
  6. All tables are allocated at Steel Media’s absolute discretion.
  7. Occupation of the tables are subject to the PG Connects standard T&Cs for rules of entry.



The Big Indie Zone Audience Choice Award sponsored by Bytebrew.

Attention all fans of indie games! Make sure to visit the Big Indie Zone expo area and vote for your favourite game of the show.

You’ll find tables featuring exciting up-and-coming indie teams from the Nordic region and beyond. Simply pick up a ballot paper from reception, try out some games, and cast your vote.

We’ll be collecting the votes and announcing the audience choice winner on Wednesday afternoon. Don’t miss out on this chance to support your favourite indie developer!

To cast your vote…

1. Visit the tables in the Big Indie Zone during Pocket Gamer Connects.
2. Fill in the details below for the one that is worthy of your vote.
3. Pop your ballot paper in the box!


Apply to Take Part in The Very Big Indie Pitch

If you’re an indie developer working on a new Mobile or PC/Console game apply today for The Very Big Indie Pitch taking place within Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2023.

You’ll have the chance to present your game to a panel of industry experts and get feedback in real-time, plus fantastic prizes.