Event

Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects
Jan 13th - 13th 2015

Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects

London, UK

Sponsored by

Date & Times: Tuesday, January 13th - 13th 2015
1:30pm to 6pm
Location: London, United Kingdom
Region: Europe
Expected Size: 100 – 250
Ticket Cost: FREE
Target Audience: C-Level, Developers, Indie Developers, Marketing, Students
Event Type: Conference
Featured Platforms: Android, iOS

A host of Europe’s leading mobile game journalists will be gathered together with partner sponsors to run the rule over 50 pre-filtered games.

The devs will be allowed 4 minutes to pitch to each journalist table in a ‘speed dating’ style. Once all the developers have pitched, the journos will confer and pick the finalists that will progress through to pitch live to an expert panel of judges for the grand prize.

Aside from the chance to get their game in front of the leading media influencers and potential publisher partners, this VERY Big Indie Pitch will also reward the top developers with a share of a promotional prize package worth over $25,000 plus the winner will receive a slick, story driven gameplay trailer with accomplished motion design, visual effects and animation from TrailerFarm Indie the event prize sponsor.

We are opening up entry for any indie developer who would like to be in with a chance of pitching their game. For more information about the event and previous pitchers and winners please click here (http://download.steelmedia.co.uk/digital/SM-BIP-Info-pack.pdf)
Please click HERE  to submit your game to the competition by Monday 8th December.

If you sign up your game and are selected to take part in the event, you will be issued with a Pocket Gamer Connects conference pass (per person) for both days of the event! (That’s a prize in itself worth £175 currently). If you are not selected to pitch we will send you a discount code to sign up for a pass and you get to come along and meet the media and publishers anyway (as well as benefit from 7 tracks of talks, evening networking events and a match-making meeting system). Alternatively if you are selected to pitch and already have purchased your conference pass you will be granted a full refund. One key thing to note is you don’t need to be already attending the conference to enter!

The Very Big Indie Pitch will also feature our journalist bar, a chance for those not pitching to chat to staff from the Pocket Gamer editorial team and other media who will give you feedback and advice on your game!

Agenda 13th January

14:00: Intro
14:05: Sponsor Introduction
14:20: Very Big Indie Pitch Hall of Fame Panel
14:45: Pitching Starts
17:30: Judging
18.00: Winner Announced on the main stage. Top three indies to pitch game to audience!


Sign up, get ready to Pitch and come have an awesome time.

NB. If you are selected to pitch, feedback on your game from the judges will be made available after the event.

 

Pitch Rules:

  • All indie mobile game developers welcome!
  • Please make one submission pitch once per company. Multiple people from the same company are welcome to make the pitch.
  • Make sure you submit your game details here to be shortlisted to take part: http://www.pocketgamer.biz/users/profile/the-very-big-indie-pitch-pgc-london-2015/
  • You will have 3 minutes to pitch. Practice your pitch, get it down to 3 minutes to allow 1 minutes for questions. Here are some great tips on how to prepare: http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/Pocket+Gamer+Connects/feature.asp?c=56813
  • Come prepared. Business cards, stickers, info sheets, etc. Most importantly, bring your game on a mobile device with a 4G connection.
  • If you are selected as the winner you may be asked to present your game to the audience so everyone can see how great your game is!
  • 1st Prize = $12,000, 2nd Prize = $8,000 and 3rd Prize $5,000 of advertising spend on Steel Media websites
  • To claim your prize please contact Elspeth after the event on elspeth.lawson@steelmedia.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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