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The Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019
Jul 17th - 18th 2019

The Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019

Hong Kong

Date & Times: Wednesday, July 17th - 18th 2019
9am to 6pm
Location: Hong Kong
Region: Asia
Expected Size: 100 – 250
Target Audience: Developers, Indie Developers, Recruitment, C-Level, Marketing, Students, Creatives, Investors, Publishers, Ad Companies, Media, YouTubers / Streamers
Event Type: Conference
Featured Platforms: iOS, Android, Console, Handheld Console, Windows Phone, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality

The Big Indie Pitch is continuing its 2019 season, and next up on our trip is our first ever visit to the wonderful, vibrant and multi-cultured Hong Kong. However, despite it being our first visit, we’re not doing things by halves, as we’re bringing our bumper Very Big Indie Pitch to the Asia’s World City, as Pocket Gamer Connects rolls into town for Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019.

The Very Big Indie Pitch will be exactly what it says on the tin: a mammoth developer pitching competition open to all types of independent developers working on mobile, portable (including Switch), mobile VR or AR, wherever they are.

What? How? Who?

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

Kicking off with a preliminary round of submissions between to identify the best talent (and allow overseas developers a chance to be shortlisted), we’ll then progress to the face-to-face pitch which takes place as a part of Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong 2019.

As usual this means gathering a host of leading mobile game journalists in one room, together with partner sponsors from the publishing and middleware sector, and then allowing the devs 4 minutes to pitch to each journalist table in a ‘speed dating’ style.

Once all the developers have pitched, the judges confer and pick five finalists. Those shortlisted will then spend Day 2 showcasing their game to PGC delegates who will vote for their favourite. The finalists will subsequently take turns to present their game to the audience at the end of Day 2 before the winners from the vote are announced on stage.

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

To pitch your game on the Very Big Indie Pitch, head over to the Pocket Gamer Business Network to REGISTER YOUR GAME with us.

The sooner you register your interest, the better as places are limited. All approved pitchers will be emailed confirmation closer to the event.

Deadline for submissions is July 12th (all approved pitchers will be emailed confirmation)

We'll get in touch with you nearer the time to confirm whether you have received a place on the pitch.

*****Please note that the sooner you enter the better a chance of being shortlisted you have. We advise not leaving it until the deadline to apply. If you enter early and wish to update your entry, please email Sophia Aubrey Drake ([email protected]).*****

NOTE: Shortlisted entries receive TWO FREE passes to PGC Hong Kong 2019. Non-shortlisted entries qualify for a discounted PGC ticket.

Any questions then please contact the Big Indie Pitch lead Sophia Aubrey Drake at: [email protected]

Venue

Cyberport 3
Telegraph Bay
Hong Kong

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