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Aug 24, 2022

The Big Indie Pitch Gamescom 2022

Event information

Formats:
Mobile + PC + Console

Date:
Aug 24, 2022

Time:
5 pm – 8 pm

Location:
Koln, Germany

Expected Size:
50 – 100 attendees

Ticket Cost:
FREE

Hot off the heels of our amazing return to live in-person pitching at recent Pocket Gamer Connects events we are back on the road and this time we’re heading to Gamescom in Koln for the first time since 2019, as we host our combined mobile & PC+Console Big Indie Pitch at Gamescom 2022.

Taking place live in Koln, our unique speed dating format gives each developer 5 minutes (including Q&A) with each room of expert judges, meaning entrants will get feedback in real-time and post-event via email too. Think speed-dating for developers and experts, and you get the idea.

That’s not all though, as the top three will also be interviewed and get editorial coverage across Steel Media’s range of websites, making this a great chance to get you, your studio and your game played by the world. There are also free tickets and event space at a future Pocket Gamer Connects up for grabs to the winner too.

What? How? Who?

How it’ll work couldn’t be simpler. We’re inviting indie developers of all shapes and sizes along in order to pitch their games to our teams of tame industry experts, publishers, veteran developers and media.

Approximately 15 teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire 5-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worthy of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the games media.

Be a part of it

If you fancy the chance of winning the Big Indie Pitch, getting signed up couldn’t be easier.

The basic criteria:

  • You can pitch games for Mobile, PC and Console
  • 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
  • We allow studios with a max of 12 members to enter the Big Indie Pitch (this includes the staff of any partners you are working with)

*****Please note that the sooner you enter the better a chance of being shortlisted you have. We advise not leaving it until the deadline to apply. If you enter early and wish to update your entry, please email Sophia Aubrey Drake ([email protected]).*****

Any questions then please contact the Big Indie Pitch lead Sophia Aubrey Drake at: [email protected]

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

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BIP GUIDE

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.

SUBMIT YOUR GAME

The closing date for entries is Monday 15th August 2022.

*****Please note that the sooner you enter the better a chance of being shortlisted you have. We advise not leaving it until the deadline to apply. If you enter early and wish to update your entry, please email Sophia Aubrey Drake ([email protected]).*****

Location

Hyatt Regency Cologne Hotel, Kennedy-Ufer 2A, Cologne, Germany