Listen, CD Projekt Red may be the best known developer to come out of Poland, but keep an eye on the indies in this post - they've got a whole lot to offer if you'll let them.
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, sure. But the real winner is you, dear reader, who gets an exclusive glimpse at the underground hits of tomorrow.
Not so long ago, we held one of these much-celebrated BIPs at Poland's Games Industry Conference in the gorgeous city of Poznan, and as always, it was an absolute blast. Who wouldn't want to spend all day playing shiny new games?
The clear winner was Golf Peaks, a mini-golf flavoured puzzle title which we eventually reviewed here on Pocket Gamer and totally independently gave it a 9/10. Because it's just that damned good.
But there's so much more than that, covering a wide genre of games to boot. Expect RPGs, roguelikes, and even a maths-based puzzle game designed for children. Oh, and some weird AR games as well. There's always a few, and they're always a joy, even if you have to run around a room look like a fool for a bit to play them.
Click through the list to all 12 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!