VeryBigIndiePitch-logo-stack-on-light-300x Are you an indie developer? Are you currently working on a new mobile, smartwatch, or handheld game?

If you’ve nodded twice you are hereby encouraged to attend our next Very Big Indie Pitch, which is taking place during Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki on October 1-2.

The clue’s in the name. The Very Big Indie Pitch is the bigger sibling of our regular BIP event, which sees indie developers engage in a speed-dating-styled pitching competition for fame (oh, and one of our bespoke promotional packages worth thousands of dollars).

It’s a fun but hotly contested event that has proved a genuine game-changer for teams in the past. You can get a pretty decent lowdown here.

Interested but unsure if you qualify? Got some questions? This should help:

  • You can pitch games for mobile, portable (including Switch), mobile VR, and AR
  • You can pitch your game even if you’ve pitched it at a previous BIP
  • We prefer to see unreleased games, though we’re happy to see games that are out too
  • Each successful applicant gets two free PGC Helsinki developer tickets and additional tickets for other team members are discounted
  • Even if your application is not successful you’ll still get a discount!
  • Deadline for entries is midnight September 18, 2019 – but places fill up so the sooner, the better (entry details below)

SUBMISSIONS

If you’re good to go then submit your details and game here – the earlier, the better. (Should you need to, you can register with the PG.biz Business Network in order to enter.)

All submissions will be notified if they are successful in their application to pitch at the event.

We’ll leave you with some top tips on how to prepare for the Big Indie Pitch and look forward to seeing you in Helsinki.

Good luck!

  • All indie mobile game developers welcome
  • Multiple people from the same company are welcome to make the pitch.
  • Make sure you submit your game details here to be shortlisted to take part:
  • You will have 4 minutes to pitch. Practice your pitch, get it down to 3 minutes to allow 1 minute for questions. Here are some great tips on how to prepare for the Big Indie Pitch.
  • Come prepared. Business cards, stickers, info sheets, etc. Most importantly, bring your game on a mobile device with a 4G connection.
  • If you are selected as a finalist you will normally be asked to present your game to the audience before the winners are announced
  • The prize breakdown is:
    1st Prize = Big Indie Package (to be used on Steel Media’s advertising and consultancy services) and the coveted Very Big Indie Pitch baseball bat
    2nd Prize = Basic Indie Package (to be used on Steel Media’s advertising and consultancy services)
    3rd Prize = Basic Indie Package (to be used on Steel Media’s advertising and consultancy services)

N.B. If you are selected to pitch, feedback on your game from the judges will be made available after the event.