The mobile games industry has long been known for all of the unique and different independent games that can be found around every corner within the various app stores. From the likes of Florence, to former Big Indie Pitch winners like What The Golf!?, we’ve seen many go from breakout hit to stardom. Nevertheless, with the potential next big thing hidden behind every corner, it can sometimes be somewhat hard to discover that next indie gem.
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 most recent digital pitches taking place earlier in July 2020.
Much like with our previous digital pitches, the demand was high once again. A fact that made sure that not only was there 15 strong developers pitching but that the competition for the top three was as strong as ever. Nevertheless, three games rose to the top (alongside one honourable mention), with Hong Kong-based Minidragon's Fatal Funnel being crowned the unanimous winner.
Of course, Fatal Funnel, as you already know, was the winner, but we always award prizes for the top three. So read on to not only find out more about Fatal Funnel but also our runners-up and honourable mention from The Digital Big Indie Pitch #2 sponsored by our season sponsors, Kwalee.