Very Big Indie Pitch Helsinki 2016 finalists revealed
The top five games from yesterday’s huge pitching session are through to the final round
It will soon be time for the big finale! Yesterday at PGC Helsinki the panel of judges picked the top five games from 37 submitted to the Very Big Indie Pitch.
An afternoon of pitching and playing was followed by fierce debate. And in no particular order here are the five that made it through to today’s final round:SkidStorm
This classic arcade racing game supports both single player career modes, with customisable vehicles, plus real-time online multiplayer where you can challenge your mates. The game already came third in a previous London Very Big Indie Pitch.
Shadow Bug Rush
Tap to leap and slash at your foes in this distinctive fantasy challenge. Endless levels of 2D silhouette slicing await as you use the single-finger controls to unlock weapons, power-ups, monsters and traps.
This tower defence game is based on science: yep, it’s so much fun that you’ll forget you’re learning about biology. Take control of the body’s "weapons" and protect the precious stem cell from bacteria, viruses and toxins.
You’ve robbed a bank and now you’ve got to get away from the cops, but the city streets are heaving with traffic. Simply tap to turn left or right, and drift around corners and obstacles. How long can you survive?
Wave 7 Games
You control a shoal of piranhas in this innovative side-scrolling undersea puzzle game. Swipe quickly to move an individual fish, press and hold to attract the whole swarm. How many of your finned friends can you get to the end of the level, past divers, predators, mines and rocks?
These five teams are presenting their games in the main hall at Wanha Satama in the Katajanokka maritime district of Helsinki all day today, where the legendary Pocket Gamer Connects conference runs until this evening. All delegates can vote now for their favourite of the final five, with the winner being revealed tonight from 17:45. You’ll be able to read about all 37 games and the ultimate champions here on the site later.