This year The Big Indie Pitch once again returned to the Game Industry Conference in Poland in order to shine a spotlight on all of the latest mobile indie talent in the region.
The pitch itself saw 12 developers battle it out to be crowned the winner, a title that was ultimately awarded to the quirkly sport-puzzle hybrid title Golf Peaks. A game all about climbing mountains through the power of Golf.
For those not in the know though, The Big Indie Pitch is a regular event run by the makers of PocketGamer.biz. It gives indie developers the chance to pitch their games to industry experts and journalists in a speed-dating-styled format. Teams get the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their games, as well as win great prizes such as promotional packages and, more importantly, the coveted Big Indie Pitch bat.
Of course, Golf Peaks as you already know was the winner, but we always award prizes for the top three. So read on to not only find out more about Golf Peaks, but also our second and third place prize winners too.
1st Place - Golf Peaks by Afterburn
Golf Peaks is a small scale puzzle title. One in which you are tasked with climbing a tall mountain using only your sometimes dubious golfing skills. The game itself will contain more that 60+ hand-crafted levels for players to conquer using a unique card-based movement system, all of which will be layered with various obstacles. It's certainly quirky and unique, all of which attributed to why it really grabbed the judges' attention.
2nd Place - Runick by Black Trumpet Games
Runick is a puzzle game based around the idea of utlising rune infused cubes in order to tactically and correctly match the prints on the tiles to the prints of the playing board. It's sounds a lot more confusing than it actually is, as within Runick awaits a simple, yet challenging 3D isometric puzzle game. One with multiple solutions and a variety of ways to play.
3rd Place - Pixel Express by Angry Kid
Pixel Express is quite simply an arcade game all about trains. Within the game players are tasked with operating a variety of different railroads in order to safely and efficiently deliver cargo and complete the production chain. In doing this players will earn money that can be used to build up your own railway based town. What's more, as players progress through the game they will bare witness to the evolution of the railway system, all the way from the frontier days of the wild west, through to futuristic space based rail transport.
Want to show off your exciting new game? We host Big Indie Pitch events throughout the year, so be sure to keep an eye out on our events page for an event near you.
Upcoming BIPs include:
- November 3rd 2018 - The Big Indie Pitch at Jordan Gaming Summit 2018
- November 17th 2018 - The Big Indie Pitch at G-Star 2018
- November 17th 2018 - The PC Indie Pitch at G-Star 2018
- January 21-22nd 2019 - The Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2019
- January 21-22nd 2019 - The PC Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2019
- November 15th 2018 - The Big Indie Awards at G-Star 2018