In many ways, it could be argued that the heart and soul of mobile gaming lie within those unique and different games being developed on a daily basis by the indie community. We’ve seen many of them rise to stardom, such as Florence and former Big Indie Pitch winner Hidden Folks. However, as the number of indie games being developed continues to grow exponentially, it can be hard to discover the next big indie hit.
Well, this problem is exactly why we set up our regular international competition for indie developers, The Big Indie Pitch, around 8 years ago. From San Francisco to Hong Kong and everywhere in between, we currently run around 20 of these global events a year in order to showcase all the amazing new indie games in development. Of course, there are prizes and international recognition, but the reward is the chance to show all of you readers some of the latest games in development.
Understandably, 2020 is proving to be a challenging year for all in the industry. As such, we felt it was important to continue to highlight all of the indie talents in any way we can and took the Big Indie Pitch digital, with our first digital pitches taking place at our recent Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #1.
However, we found this wasn’t enough, with the pitch having more than double the number of entries we could fit. So, rather than stop there, we decided to bring the pitch back in May in order to give all the developers waiting in the wings a chance to showcase what they had to offer. And let me tell you, we’re sure glad we did.
Much like with our physical pitches, we were able to bring together over 15 of the most exciting mobile developers from all over the world in order to showcase their latest works to some of our most established judges.
As always the pitch couldn’t have been closer, mainly thanks to some very high-quality games. In fact, even after a tie-break, we couldn’t separate two of the games, meaning we did the only fair thing and gave both developers the prize for joint second.
Thankfully, here we don’t have to pick a top three and instead can highlight every single one of the games pitched as a part of the competition. So read on in order to discover some of the most exciting indie games currently in development.
Oh, and if you want to take part yourself. Then all you have to do is 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.