Brazil’s Independent Games Festival 2017 attracts 20,000 visitors

Brazil’s Independent Games Festival 2017 attracts 20,000 visitors

Brazil’s Independent Games Festival broke the event’s attendance record after attracting more than 20,000 visitors.

Brazil’s Independent Games Festival (BIG) took place from June 24th to July 2nd in Sao Paulo.

The event featured an expo floor showcasing 91 games from developers in Brazil and across the world. It was free to attend for the public.

Big figures

Over 3,200 industry professionals took part in the event’s business forums, keynotes, roundtables and other sessions.

Companies represented during the event included Cupcake Entertainment, Tapps Games, Webcore, Behold Studios, Tilting Point, Intel and HTC Vive.

BIG also hosted an awards ceremony for local and international developers. UK studio Ghost Town Games won Best Game for its manic multiplayer title Overcooked, while Among Giants’ Distortions took home the accolade for Best Brazilian Game.

You can read the full list of winners here.



Craig Chapple is Editor of He has previously held roles as Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.


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