We're spending this week at the seaside, to check out game maker meet-up, Develop. And with so many amateur game makers in town, it seemed like the perfect time to hold a Big Indie Pitch event.
Then again, we don't need an excuse to get a bunch of game designers to come show us their cool games, and grovel for attention, love, and mercy.
Second place prize actually went to a previous BIP winner: the bonkers party game mega collection Mucho Party. Developer GlobZ was back, this time with a huge update to the game.
Ten new games are to be added. One is competitive Frogger where both players try to hop between logs to reach the other side of the screen - while also dodging each other. Another is a one-tap platformer where both players race up a tower.
And the final one we got to see is a dogfight game that controls a little like Retry, where you do loop-de-loops and hope to blast the crap out of each other. In total, the game will now have 40 mini-games.
Plus, the developer will change the set-up to free to try instead of premium. You'll get a few mini-games for free and can then upgrade to the full package if you want to shell out.
As always, this is a manic game and instantly enjoyable. It's also perfect for this type of event as the games can be explained in seconds and played immediately - and everyone can pick it up and start competing.
Mucho Party is out now. The update, and the price drop, will land next week.
For a chance to win thousands of dollars of advertising and to see your game in an article like this one, register now for the Big Indie Pitch at Gamescom and the Very Big Indie Pitch at PGC Helsinki.