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The Big Indie Pitch at SXSW 2019
Mar 16th 2019

The Big Indie Pitch at SXSW 2019

Austin, USA

Date & Times: Saturday, March 16th 2019
12am to 12am
Location: Austin, United States of America
Region: North America
Expected Size: 100 – 250
Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers, Recruitment, C-Level, Marketing, Students, Creatives, Investors, Publishers, Ad Companies, Media, YouTubers / Streamers
Event Type: Networking
Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Console, Handheld Console, Windows Phone, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality

The Big Indie Pitch is once again heading stateside. However, unlike previous years, we've added an additional stop on the 2019 Big Indie tour before we hit San Francisco for GDC. Why you ask? Well that's because this year we're heading to The Lone Star State of Texas for the first time ever, as we hit Austin, Texas to host The Big Indie Pitch during SXSW 2019.

So, come join us in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2019 for networking and pitching in one of the world's most unique cities, as we once again put the spotlight on some of the best indie developers.

The unique speed dating format gives each developer four minutes with each panel of experts, meaning entrants will get real feedback from the event. The winner will also get editorial coverage in Pocket Gamer, AppSpy and beyond, making this a great chance to get you, your studio and your game played by the world, alongside potentially winning one of our brand new bespoke Indie packages that can be used to promote and market your game across Steel Media's portfolio of sites and events.

What? How? Who?

How it’ll work couldn’t be simpler. We’re inviting indie developers of all shapes and sizes along to pitch their games to our teams of tame journalists.

Twenty teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire four-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the mobile games media.

The basic criteria:

  • You can pitch games for mobile, portable (including Switch), mobile VR, and AR
  • 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

Profile and prizes

Aside from editorial coverage and the chance to get their game in front of the leading media influencers and potential publisher partners, The Big Indie Pitch also rewards the top developers with a range or bespoke Indie Prizes which allow the recipients access to a range of Steel Media's advertorial and consultancy services. We'll also be interviewing the top three for PocketGamer.Biz. and the overall winner will additionally receive free tickets to a Pocket Gamer Connects of their choice.

Take part

If you fancy the chance of winning the Big Indie Pitch (or coming along to spectate and show your support), getting signed up couldn’t be easier.

Simply sign up here using our REGISTRATION PAGE.

We'll then review the entries and inform the finalists regarding their inclusion.

All submissions will be notified if they are successful in their application to pitch at the event. Please note that all entrants must be able to attend the event and Steel Media will not cover cover costs associated with getting to the event.

Deadline for submissions is March 13th (all approved pitchers will be emailed confirmation)

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.

If you don't get into the competition, you are of course more than welcome to still come along and check out the action.

Oh and if you're not sure what to expect, then you can check out all the epicness from our recent Big Indie Pitch at G-STAR 2018, which took place as a part of South Korea's biggest show.

Any questions then please contact Sophia Drake via: sophia[dot]drake[at]steelmedia[dot]co[dot]uk

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