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The Big Indie Awards 2022 (LIVE + Online)
Jan 18th 2022

The Big Indie Awards 2022 (LIVE + Online)

London, UK

Date & Times: Tuesday, January 18th 2022
5pm to 6pm
Location: London, United Kingdom
Region: Europe
Expected Size: 1,000 - 3,000
Ticket Cost: FREE
Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers, Creatives, C-Level, Students, Investors, Publishers, Media, Crea
Event Type: Conference
Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows, Console, Smart TV, Handheld Console, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, PC, Steam, St

Taking place live both online and in person as a part of Pocket Gamer Connects London 2022, The Big Indie Awards continues and extends this core mission, celebrating the very best indie games and game developers from all around the world, including those who may not have yet made it to one of our pitch events.

The awards are open to any studio that classifies as indie (typically we’d say 12 staff or less, but we may make the odd exception if you twist our arm), which has released a game or pitched its title at a BIP in the last 12 months (from September 1st, 2020 to November 30, 2021).

How does it work?

Anyone can nominate their game – or even a game they’ve played and loved that someone else has created – and these will enter into a longlist that will then be trimmed down by our expert panel into a final shortlist. These in turn will be voted for by a combination of industry experts and players (depending on the award) and the winning titles will be unveiled at a ceremony in January.

When nominating, please do suggest one (or more) categories that you feel are most suitable. Games can of course win in multiple categories.

Who can enter? The basic criteria:

  • Games for Mobile and AR are eligible for the Mobile Awards
  • Games for Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux are eligible for the PC+Console Awards
  • Games must be scheduled to launch in the next 6 months, or have been released after August 2020, in order to qualify
  • Studios with a max of 12 members are eligible for the Big Indie Awards (this includes the staff of any partners you are working with) and must be independent game makers
  • The deadline to submit your game is midnight on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 (UK time).

The longlist, including further details of the awards and how to vote for the winners, will be revealed in early December.

In the meantime though, fill out the form by hitting the “I want to win” button and submit a game for consideration for The Big Indie Awards 2022

Click the link below and fill in the form to apply for your place in the Big Indie Awards 2022.

Please note: ALL indie developers can submit their game through this entry form (previous Big Indie Pitch top 3 finalists will also be automatically submitted)

SUBMIT YOUR GAME
The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 (UK Time).

Categories for 2022

Best Indie Game (PC/Console)
Voted for by a mixture of expert panel and player votes, this is simply the best PC or console indie game of the year.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Indie Game (Mobile)
Voted for by a mixture of expert panel and player votes, this is simply the best mobile indie game of the year.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best in Audio (Mobile/PC/Console)
Which game would you still want to play with the screen off? Who’s audio is so immersive, engaging or thrilling that you just have to keep playing?
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best in Visuals (Mobile/PC/Console)
Whether it’s eye-popping graphics or just all-round incredible style, this award celebrates the indie games that are truly pushing the visual boundaries.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best in Gameplay (Mobile/PC/Console)
The fun bit! This award celebrates the games that delight in their design and demand you have just one more go.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Story / Narrative (Mobile/PC/Console)
For games whose characters and plot were so gripping, they could have equally stood out as a book or movie.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Longform experience/living game (Mobile/PC/Console)
This award is designed for those games that are run as a live service and keep you coming back time and again.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Most Innovative Idea (Mobile/PC/Console)
Whatever the platform, these games have done something rather clever we’ve never seen before.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Quick Play/Casual Title (Mobile/PC/Console)
Awarding short snack-sized games that you can pick up and play.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Studio/Team (Mobile/PC/Console)
The team that have most impressed our judges and the public whose name alone is a watchword for quality games.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Solo Developer (Mobile/PC/Console)
Even with all the latest tools and platforms, making a game on your own is no mean feat. These nominees have managed to do something special all on their own.
Shortlist by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Rising Star (Mobile/PC/Console)
Awarded to the hottest upcoming talent in the industry. They may not be quite scooping the best game plaudits yet, but we know it’s only a matter of time.
Special award from the panel of expert judges

Games for Good Award (Mobile/PC/Console)
A special game that’s fun to play but also promotes an important message, be it on diversity, health, green issues or more.
Special award from the panel of expert judges

BIP Legend Award
Awarded to the person (or persons) who have contributed most to the Big Indie Pitch this year.
Special award from the panel of expert judges

Pitcher of the Year
A special award from the Big Indie Pitch team, given to the most memorable pitcher.
Special award from the panel of expert judges

SUBMIT YOUR GAME

The closing date for entries is midnight on Friday, December 3, 2021 (UK Time).

Venue

The Brewery
52 Chiswell Street
London
United Kingdom

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