The Big Indie Awards 2018

Mobile + Mobile VR

November 17, 2018


Busan, Korea

Expected Size:
150 – 200 attendees

Ticket Cost:

2018 promises to be yet another year of top quality Indie Pitching, with some truly awesome games already on show and many more to come. Once again the Big Indie Awards will mark the culmination of the Pitching year and, as in 2017, we’ll be finishing up in Asia, the hottest spot of the global games world – but this time we’re swapping Shenzhen, China for Busan, Korea to work in association with the incredible G-STAR conference!


How does it work?

ALL indie developers can submit their game through our entry form which opens at the end of May (previous Indie Pitch winners will be automatically submitted).

A first-round judging process involving some of the finest industry experts will create an initial ‘longlist’, then whittle this down to the shortlist which we’ll reveal ahead of the final awards. These will be announced at a gala ceremony in Busan during G-STAR 2018 on November 17.


Who can enter?

Any mobile indie developer who has a game released in 2018 or one in production that’s scheduled to launch in the next six months is eligible to submit their entry into the competition.


What are the prizes?

There is an array of prizes up for grabs worth over $15,000, including:

  • Cash prizes
  • Marketing promotion on media channels
  • Expo space/tickets at PG Connects conference
  • On-stage fame & adulation at the ceremony during G-STAR


Naturally there’s also a fair amount of media coverage, an award and global adoration to be had, too.

Who’s behind all this?

The Big Indie Awards 2018 are the latest grand plan from the Steel Media team (the firm behind Pocket Gamer,, PG Connects, the Global Connects Parties and, of course, the Big Indie Pitch series itself).

But it wouldn’t be possible without the support and love of the splendid folk at G-STAR.

What is G-STAR?

Launched in 2005, G-STAR is the annual South Korean computer and video game trade show. It’s a one-stop, accessible gateway to the Asian market and it sees the biggest players in publishing, development and investment gather every year to do business and set the industry trends. G-STAR is open to both trade visitors and consumers, and it takes place on November 15-18 at BEXCO, Busan. In 2018 a focus for G-STAR will be the international scene so national pavilion participants will be strongly welcomed. As well as booths from representatives around the globe, 2018’s G-STAR will be heavily promoting the indie game scene. That’s where you come in. For more information about the conference, visit the official site.