About the Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2023
The Big Indie Pitch is one of the exciting features at Pocket Gamer Connects events, including Helsinki 2023. If you’re participating in the competition, here’s everything you need to know.
What is the Big Indie Pitch?
The Big Indie Pitch is like speed-dating for mobile games. Contestants have five minutes to present their in-progress indie game to a panel of experts.
What are the rewards?
The panel will select their three favorite games, which will receive extensive coverage on PocketGamer.biz. Winners will also have the opportunity to showcase their game and receive free tickets to the next Pocket Gamer Connects event.
Insights from a Former Winner – Noah Rosenfield
Noah Rosenfield, the one-man development team behind the game Addagrams, won the Big Indie Pitch at PGC Toronto 2022. Here’s some advice from Noah for pitchers attending PGC Helsinki:
1. Demo and Discuss the Game
Prior to pitching to the judges, ensure that you demo and discuss your game with different people. This will help identify any problem areas and allow you to make necessary adjustments.
2. Match Your Pitch to the Demo
Create a resonance between what you’re saying about the game and what the judges are seeing on the screen. This will strengthen your message and provide a better experience for the judges.
3. Be Prepared for Questions and Conversation
Don’t expect to stick strictly to your script. The judges will likely have questions and interruptions, which is a good thing! Embrace the opportunity for conversation about your game, while also being prepared to bring the focus back to your main points.
How to Get Involved
There are limited places available at the Big Indie Pitch (mobile edition) for PGC Helsinki 2023. Apply through the provided link. Additionally, the Big Indie Pitch will be open for Pocket Gamer Connects Jordan 2023 in November, as well as the Big Indie Pitch (mobile edition) and Big Indie Pitch (PC and console edition) at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2024. Good luck!