Big Indie Pitch @ GDC 2016 with Chillingo, Mobilize & Singapore Gamebox
Mar 17th - 17th 2016

Big Indie Pitch @ GDC 2016 with Chillingo, Mobilize & Singapore Gamebox

San Francisco, USA

Sponsored by

Date & Times: Thursday, March 17th - 17th 2016
12pm to 4pm
Location: San Francisco, United States of America
Region: North America
Expected Size: 250 – 500
Ticket Cost: FREE
Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers, Creatives, Recruitment, Students
Event Type: Networking
Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Handheld Console, Wearables, Virtual Reality, VR

Pitch your games to the press (and established devs) for coverage and prizes, speed-dating style.

It's the most fun you'll have at GDC and the most important thing you can do for your games!

You can register your game HERE (you will have to sign up for the site but it's a quick thang)

Deadline for submissions is Saturday March 5th (all approved pitchers will be emailed confirmation)

Sponsored by our chums at Chillingo, Mobilize & Singapore Gamebox, the PG BIP invites a wealth of top networking opportunties as well as a chance to win prizes of up to 4K in promotional packages from Steel Media/PGbiz as well as prizes from our sponsors such as:

Mobilize Pilot Soft Launch Package prize to include:

Pilot Soft Launch
$3,000 value
1,000 active players in your game
Dashboard showing real-time player data
Player feedback from surveys
For more information about the price visit www.pilotsoftlaunch.com

The event is completely FREE so sign up as a developer to let us know you're coming BUT be sure to sign up/come early as space is limited to the first 30 that meet the criteria below.

If you don't get into the competition, don't fret! There will be a walk-up media bar for you to queue up in to meet press 1:1. PLUS cocktails and savory bites courtesy of the delicious Grilled Cheez Man!

Spectators welcome too - YAY!!!

Check out all the epicness from last year's Big Indie Pitch @ GDC 2015.

It's going to be an amazing time! Here's what to expect:


11:30am - DEV CHECK-IN
Space is limited to first 30 who meet criteria below, come early.
Please know that RSVP does not guarantee a spot in the competition.
This event is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED til capacity, business card required for entry.

Chris James, Managing Partner, Steel Media
Introduction to the Judges & Media Bar Journalists:

1pm - 4pm


..and we will have an after-BIP DrinkUp event from 7-9 for you to continue connecting in relaxed fashion! Location & timings TBC.


Martin Oakden, Chillingo
Oliver Kerns, Mobilize
Oscar Clark, Unity
Mark Brown, Pocket Gamer
Andrew Huff, Droidgamers.com
Rob LeFebvre, Cult of Mac
Glen Fox,148Apps
Trevor Sheridan, AppleNApps.com
David P. Chiu, R2 Games USA
Kenneth Yong, GToken
Shelly Lau, IPC Ventures
Kaan Karamanci, Gram Games
Addison Kang, Shanda Games International


Competition Rules:

  1. Only the first 30 of the pre-selected entrants who show up on the day of the event and meet the following rules are entered into the competition.
  2. Indie mobile game developers only (fewer than 20-person company), multiple people from the same company will present together.
  3. Mobile, wearable, handheld, or VR games accepted (can be unfinished).
  4. Previous BIP entrants are welcome to pitch again.
  5. You have 3 minutes to pitch. Practice your pitch, get it down to 2 minutes to allow 1 minute for questions. Remember to tell the judge your dev number. Here are tips on how to prepare for a BIP.
  6. Come prepared. Business cards, stickers, info sheets, etc. Most importantly, bring your game on a mobile device with a 4G connection.
  7. If you are selected as the winner you may be asked to present your game (2 min pitch) to the audience so everyone can see how great your game is! Bring your mobile device adapter to connect to the projector.
  8. There will be a prize for a published iOS or Android game, and a prize for an unpublished iOS or Android game.


Many thanks to our sponsors Singapore Gamebox,Chillingo & Mobilize for their generous sponsorship! If you're a games journalist and would like to join the judges panel, or if you're interesting in sponsoring this event, please email robyn.scharaga@steelmedia.co.uk.

Meet Steel Media at GDC

The Steel Media team are out in force in San Francisco.
If you'd like to arrange a meeting during the week please get in touch:

Biz Dev B2B - Alex.Boucher (at) steelmedia.co.uk
SM Agency & B2C Sales - Alex.Rennie (at) steelmedia.co.uk
Events - Robyn.Scharaga (at) Steelmedia.co.uk
Pocket Gamer editorial - Mark.Brown (at) steelmedia.co.uk

Don't forget to CONNECT with us at one of our unmissable PG Connects conferences in 2016!

Pocket Gamer Connects Bangalore

Pocket Gamer Connect Vancouver

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki




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Singapore Game Box


Singapore Game Box (SGGB) is an initiative by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and managed by Games Solution Centre (GSC). The initiative aims to promote awareness of Made-in-Singapore game titles in the global market. SGGB’s primary functions include organizing business mission trips to key international conferences and acts as a dedicated platform to showcase Singapore-developed games to the world.

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