Bet you didn’t expect your future fave to come from the Middle East.

It’s always a joy to be the first to see a new indie game, to get your hands on an innovative title from a small studio way before it becomes the next big thing. Imagine being the first person to play Reigns or Florence. That’s why we set up the Big Indie Pitch. It’s our regular international competition for indie developers. We run about 20 of them a year, all around the world, and they’re a chance for local studios and individuals to show us what they’re working on. There are prizes. But the real winner is you, dear reader, who gets an exclusive glimpse at the underground hits of tomorrow.

Last month we went to Amman, capital of Jordan, at the heart of the Middle East. It’s host to the annual Gaming Summit, and boasts a thriving, diverse, young development community. We took over the Gaming Lab in the King Hussein Business Park and invited teams from all over the region to show us their projects. And now we’re showing them to you.

The clear winner was A Cat’s Manor, a quirky, unsettling adventure from a Saudi Arabian team. Click through the list to discover this and 12 other indie surprises. And if you're a small developer, remember to register your projects for PGC London where we'll be running the next pitch!