London is the capital of England, and therefore one of the main hubs of activity when it comes to game development. From the beautiful Monument Valley to the brilliant racing games from Hutch Games, there's plenty of indies around making wonderful games on mobile.

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 PGC London 2019, our biggest and best event of the year, where mobile developers from all over the world gather to share their ideas about mobile games and show off their wares to our judges.

The clear winner was Run An Empire, a unique title that combines building up your own kingdom with physical activity, encouraging you to get up and go running in order to acquire land for your empire.

But there's so much more than that, covering a wide genre of games to boot. Expect RPGs, endless runners, and a game where you play as a supervillain's cat. That one's really good.

Want to take part yourself? Check out the Big Indie Pitch website for a list of all the upcoming pitches, and find out how you can get your game in front of our panel of judges.