Event

The VR Indie Pitch @ XR Connects Helsinki 2017
Sep 19th - 20th 2017

The VR Indie Pitch @ XR Connects Helsinki 2017

Helsinki, Finland

Date & Times: Tuesday, September 19th - 20th 2017
9am to 6pm
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Region: Nordic
Expected Size: 250 – 500
Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers, Recruitment, C-Level, Marketing, Consumers, Students, Creatives, Investors, Publishers, Ad Companies, Media, YouTubers / Streamers
Event Type: Conference
Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows, Console, Windows Phone, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality

Last year at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki we launched our brand new VR indie developer competition: The VR Indie Pitch, and now this competition returns to Helsinki. However, this time it reuturns as part of both Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2017, and XR Connects Helsinki 2017.

Much like The Very Big Indie Pitch, which will be happening at the same time, the VR Indie Pitch is a developer pitching competition open to all types of independent developers working on virtual reality games for any platform.

What? When?

The VR Indie Pitch will take place as a part of XR Connects Helsinki 2017 on Septemeber 19th & 20th.

The event is simple. The unique speed dating format gives each developer ten minutes with our panel of experts, meaning entrants will get real feedback from the event.

This event works slightly differently from our Big Indie Pitch format though, with pitchers given ten minutes to present their game to the judges.

Judges will include a mix of industry experts, VR developers, and leading journalists.

We'll also reward the top developers with a share of a $7000 promotional prize that can be used across Steel Media's range of websites.

But how do I enter?

Not sure if your game's eligible? Well:

  • You can pitch games for any type of VR, whether it be mobile, PC or console, alongside AR games too.
  • 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.
  • Your game doesn’t have to be completed, as we welcome games in development.
  • Deadline for entries is midnight on September 11th (entry details below).

Sound good? In order to pitch your game at the inaugural VR Indie Pitch, simply REGISTER YOUR GAME over on our XR dedicated sister site The Virtual Report.

We’ll then get in touch closer to the event and confirm whether you have received a place on the pitch.

Oh and if you're not sure what to expect, then you can check out all the epicness from this year's VR Indie Pitch @ XR Connects London 2017.

NOTE: Shorlisted entries receive TWO FREE passes to PGC Helsinki 2017 & XR Connects Helsinki 2017. Non-shortlisted entries still qualify for a discounted ticket.

What’s more, regardless of whether you’re pitching or simply just spectating, don't forget your business cards as they’ll more than enough chance to get in some valuable networking.

JUDGES

Steve Takle - Editor (The Virtual Report), Steel Media (Pocket Gamer / The Virtual Report)
Dave Bradley - Editorial Operations Manager, Steel Media (Pocket Gamer / The Virtual Report)
..... with more to be announced soon

Any questions then please contact the VR Indie Pitch lead Simon Aubrey Drake at: simon.drake@steelmedia.co.uk

Wanha Satama

Venue

Wanha Satama
Pikku Satamakatu 3-5
Helsinki
Finland

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Contact one of the Pocket Gamer team below to arrange a meeting

Simon Aubrey Drake Big Indie Pitch Lead & Special Features Writer

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