March 21, 2018

The Big Indie Pitch at GDC 2018

PLUS! Includes Big Indie Drinks afterwards


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Event information

Mobile + Mobile VR

March 21, 2018

14:00 to 18:30

San Francisco, USA

Expected Size:
150 – 250 attendees

Ticket Cost:

The Big Indie Pitch is once again returning to GDC for one of the year’s biggest celebrations of mobile indie development. So, come join us for networking and pitching, as we once again put the spotlight on some of the world’s best indie developers.

The unique speed dating format gives each developer 4 minutes with each panel of experts, meaning entrants will get real feedback from the event. There’s editorial coverage in Pocket Gamer, AppSpy and beyond on offer, making this a great chance to get you, your studio and your game played by the world. Alongside the chance to potentially win one of our bespoke Indie Prizes which allow the recipients access to a range of Steel Media’s advertorial and consultancy services.

What? How? Who?

How it’ll work couldn’t be simpler. We’re inviting indie developers of all shapes and sizes along to pitch their games to our teams of tame journalists.

Twenty teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire four-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the mobile games media.


  • Mike Hines – Amazon, Evangelist
  • Oscar Clark – Rocket Lolly, Founder
  • Jai Bunnag – FINIFUGU&&friends, Co-Founder
  • Simon Mittrücker – Flare Games, Producer
  • Piper Zhang – iDreamSky, Director of Business Development
  • Ella Romanos – Rocket Lolly, Chief List Maker
  • Martine Spaans – Tamalaki, Owner
  • Josh Burns – DigitalDevConnect, Founder
  • Natalie Portier – Appodeal, COO
  • Steve Demeter – 21st Century Fox, Director of Engineering
  • Ric Cowley – Steel Media (Pocket Gamer), Editor
  • Gary McCartan – Pocket Sized Hands, CEO
  • Stephen Hey – HeyStephenHey, Founder


Here is also a link to a helpful information pack about the BIP…


All submissions will be notified if they are successful in their application to pitch at the event. Please note that all entrants must be able to attend the event and Steel Media will not cover costs associated with getting to the event.

Click the link below and fill in the form on to apply for your place in the Big Indie Pitch.


Bonus event!

18:30 to 21:00

Same venue as Big Indie Pitch

Ticket Cost:

Wait! No need to rush off: stick around after the Big Indie Pitch for an evening of mingling. Once the pitching is done and the winners have been announced, we’ll lower the lights and the turn the venue over to the Big Indie Drinks networking event.

Join us and raise a glass with the industry – a great chance for publishers, press and upcoming local developers to meet each other. And entry is FREE!


PLEASE NOTE: If you haven’t registered for the Big Indie Pitch event you must register for a ticket for entry to this bonus event using the form below…