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.

It’s 2021, and whilst we’re still keeping socially distant, that doesn’t mean that The Big Indie Pitch can’t continue to highlight all of the amazing indie talent found all over the globe. 2020 saw us place the spotlight on so many amazing games, all of which were covered right here on Pocket Gamer, so whilst we obviously can’t wait to get back on the road, we were understandably excited to continue highlighting the best indie games in development through our next digital Big Indie Pitch.

This mini-pitch, which we held due to the overwhelming demand for our previous pitches, saw 9 fascinating developers pitch their games to our established judges and journalists, and was once again extremely tough. In fact, not for the first time, we once again had a tie-break for the crown. Nevertheless, the judges did, in the end, settle on the top games from the pitch, with In My Shadow being crowned the winner.

Of course, In My Shadow, 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 In My Shadow, but also our runners-up from The Digital Big Indie Pitch #7.