The PC Indie Pitch @ Gamescom 2017
Aug 22nd - 22nd 2017

The PC Indie Pitch @ Gamescom 2017

Cologne, Germany

Date & Times: Tuesday, August 22nd - 22nd 2017
5pm to 8pm
Location: Cologne, Germany
Region: Europe
Expected Size: 100 – 250
Ticket Cost: FREE
Target Audience: Ad Companies, C-Level, Consumers, Creatives, Developers, Indie Developers, Investors, Marketing, Media, Publishers, Recruitment, Students, Technical teams, Tool Providers, YouTubers / Streamers
Event Type: Networking
Featured Platforms: Windows

Our globe-trotting indie developer competition is entering the PC space, and where better to launch The PC Indie Pitch, than at Europe's largest gaming event. Yes, it's time to check out the best PC based indie games in development, as we launch The PC Indie Pitch at Gamescom 2017.

Based on our leading Big Indie Pitch and VR Indie Pitch events, this unique speed dating format gives each developer five minutes with each panel of experts, meaning entrants will get real feedback from the event. The winner will also get editorial coverage in our upcoming PC focused website PC Games Insider, alongside the chance to impress our other journalists in attendance, making this a great chance to get you, your studio and your game played by the world, alongside potentially winning a share of a Steel Media marketing package worth a massive $5,500.

What? How? Who?

How it’ll work couldn’t be simpler. We’re inviting indie developers of all shapes and sizes along to pitch their games to our judges, which will include leading PC journalists, publishers, investors and industry experts.

Developers will pitch their games on Laptops moving from one table of judges to the next. Between 10-15 developers will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quickfire five-minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown, and coverage in the PC games media.


5.00pm - Indie developers check in
5.45pm - Welcome and intro Simon Drake, Developer Relations Manager, Pocket Gamer
6.00pm - Pitching begins
7.30pm Pitching ends
8.30pm Results and winner announced for both the PC Indie Pitch, and the mobile Big Indie Pitch.
More drinks and networking


Alex Calvin - Editor, PC Games Insider
Callum Underwood / Andreea Chifu, Raw Fury
Alex Calvin, Steel Media
Ric Cowley, Steel Media
Joel Gregory, PCGamesN
Tracey McGarrigan,Bossa Studios
Michael Liebe, Kickstarter


Come along

If you fancy the chance of winning the inaugural PC Indie Pitch, getting signed up couldn’t be easier.

You can register your game HERE.

We'll then review the entries and inform the finalists regarding their inclusion.

All submissions will be notified if they are successful in their application to pitch at the event. Please note that all entrants must be able to attend the event and Steel Media will not cover cover costs associated with getting to the event.

Deadline for submissions is August 16th (although the sooner the better as places are limited). All approved pitchers will be emailed confirmation closer to the event.

The event is completely FREE so sign up as a developer to let us know you're coming, BUT be sure to sign up/come early as space is limited.

If you don't get into the competition, you are of course more than welcome to still come along, grab a drink, and check out the competition.

Oh and if you're not sure what to expect, then you can check out all the epicness from our industry leading mobile focused Big Indie Pitch from last year's Big Indie Pitch @ Gamescom 2017.

Any questions then please contact The PC Indie Pitch lead Simon Aubrey Drake at: [email protected]


Hyatt Regency Cologne Hotel
Kennedy-Ufer 2A

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Contact one of the Pocket Gamer team below to arrange a meeting

Chris James CEO
Sophia Aubrey Drake Developer Evangelist & Big Indie Pitch Manager / Special Features Writer
Dave Bradley COO, Steel Media Ltd

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