Steel Media to launch new B2B and B2C event The Big Indie Fest @ ReVersed 2018

Show takes place from July 5th to 8th in Vienna, Austria

Steel Media to launch new B2B and B2C event The Big Indie Fest @ ReVersed 2018 owner Steel Media has acquired Austrian underground games event ReVersed to launch a brand new B2B and B2C festival for indie games developers and consumers.

Now called The Big Indie Fest @ ReVersed 2018, the four-day event takes place on July 5th to 8th in Vienna and will unite indies from central and Southern Europe with publishers, service providers, media and other games industry professionals.

Over 500 trade visitors are expected at the show with a strong focus on developers (over 70 per cent).

In addition there will be over 4,000 consumers attending the final two days, offering games developers and publishers a chance to promote direct to, and hear from, players.

Join us in Vienna

The event will take place in the incredible surroundings of Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier (formerly the imperial stables) at the very heart of the city, providing easy access for attendees both locally and from across Europe.

Spread across two full halls, the Ovalhall and Arena21, and boasting fringe events in the surrounding spaces, it will be twice as large as last year’s ReVersed event

There’s a limited amount of space at the event for developers to showcase their projects for free. You can sign up here.

Interested in speaking at the event? Speaker submissions are still open right here.

You can find more details in our media pack.

The Big Indie Fest @ ReVersed joins an impressive schedule of 15 other Big Indie branded events taking place this year, including Big Indie Pitches in Estonia (April), Los Angeles (June) and Shanghai (August), and the Big Indie Awards at G-Star in South Korea (November).

It marks Steel Media’s first ever consumer show following on from the huge success of B2B conference series Pocket Gamer Connects, which lands in San Francisco on May 14th to 15th, Helsinki on September 11th to 12 and London on January 21st to 22nd.

“The Big Indie Pitch has long been one of our favourite events, but this year we wanted to take the ‘Big Indie’ premise a little further to provide even more support to indie game developers on mobile, PC and XR,” said Steel Media CEO Chris James.

“Following on from the pitches and awards, The Big Indie Fest is the next step in our journey and promises to be the biggest and best yet, with literally hundreds of developers showing their wares.”

ReVersed director Tom De Roeck said: “Combining ReVersed with the business networking prowess of Steel Media is a direct upgrade to everything we have achieved with this event, four years along. I am looking forward to a bright future for our developer-centric celebration of indie games, big or small.”

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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.