The Big Indie Pitch heads to Los Angeles this June for the biggest week in gaming

The Big Indie Pitch heads to Los Angeles this June for the biggest week in gaming

E3 is very nearly upon us. A yearly event filled with surprises and shock announcements, where the whole games industry converges on one location to learn all about the latest upcoming titles.

So, what better time for us to also arrive in Los Angeles, where the event will be held, in order to shine the spotlight on the indie development community and the games they are making.

We’ve already hosted Big Indie Pitches at Pocket Gamer Connects London and at GDC in San Francisco, with more than 50 upcoming mobile games showcased to the world in these two events alone.

And now we're heading to LA to host a Big Indie Pitch on Tuesday, June 13th starting at 5pm.

It's pitching time

Never heard of the Big Indie Pitch before? Well that’s alright, let me explain.

The Big Indie Pitch is a competition that puts the spotlight on the mobile indie games development community. As part of the competition, we give developers four minutes to pitch to a range of industry experts in a unique speed dating format. These experts including journalists, investors and publishers.

The event not only allows developers to get their games in front of these industry experts, but also includes the opportunity to receive immediate feedback, alongside the chance to win a range of prizes.

Prizes include winning a share of a $5,000 promotional package that can be used across all of Steel Media’s websites, including Pocket Gamer, AppSpy and PocketGamer.Biz.

Interested, but not sure if you qualify? Then maybe this will help:

  • You can pitch games for mobile, handheld, mobile VR, and even for smartwatches.
  • 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.
  • One submission only per developer/team.
  • Deadline for entries is midnight June 11th 2017 (entry details below).

Interested in joining us then? Well if so, simply head over to our event page and register all of your details for the Big Indie Pitch in LA 2017 with Samsung and iDreamsky. We’ll then let you know if you've been shortlisted and what to expect next. You can also grab tickets to our Big Indie Drinks event which will follow the pitch over on the event page too.

What's more, anyone who is shorlisted to enter will also be eligible for direct guaranteed entry to the bumper Very Big Indie Pitch which takes place on June 27th & 28th at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco, alongside free entry to the show too.

Think you've got what it takes to judge these great indie games? Then email Simon at for details.

The Big Indie Drinks will kick off as soon as the pitch finishes, and it's a great chance to network with fellow indie developers as well as members of the wider games industry. So even if you can’t make the pitch, there will still be an opportunity to grab a drink and chat about all the latest industry news and announcements coming out of E3.

So whether it’s to pitch or to network, hopefully we’ll see you in Los Angeles during E3 week!

Developer Evangelist & Big Indie Pitch Manager / Special Features Writer

Queen of all things Indie. Sophia is Steel Media’s Big Indie Pitch Manager and Developer Evangelist. She’s also a global speaker and lifelong gamer with a fanatical love of all things Nintendo and Japan. So much so that she’s written a thesis on one and lived in the other.


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