Hockey Heroes slides its way to the Big Indie Pitch championship

Hockey Heroes slides its way to the Big Indie Pitch championship

It feels like an age since we began hosting digital pitches in response to the global situation.

However, despite the circumstances that necessitated this move, our digital pitches have only gone from strength to strength. Allowing us to host an ever-increasing range of diverse brand new gaming experiences from some of the world's most exciting indie developers.

Most recently that meant hosting The Digital Big Indie Pitch (PC+Console Edition) #10 sponsored by our season sponsors Kwalee. An event we hosted in part due to the overwhelming talent coming from indie developers at this time.

This time around we saw even more exciting and interesting indie developers pitch their latest works to some of our most established judges and journalists, with 10 battling it out for the crown. As hard as the challenge was though, the judges were able to settle on not only the top games from the pitch but one ultimate winner too. That winner was Hockey Heroes, an engrossing tactical game where there is no scope for failure.

All the madness from our last Digital Big Indie Pitch

For those not in the know, The Big Indie Pitch is a regular event run by the makers of It gives indie developers the chance to pitch their games to industry experts and journalists in a speed-dating-style format. Teams get the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their games, as well as win great prizes such as promotional packages and opportunities to promote their game.

Of course, Hockey Heroes, as you already know, was the winner, but if you want to learn more about not only Hockey Heroes but also our runners-up from The Digital Big Indie Pitch (PC+Console Edition) #10, then simply read on.

1st Place - Hockey Heroes by Treewood Studios

Hockey Heroes is a 3v3 arcade-inspired hockey RPG involving fast-paced gameplay, heavy hits, and of course, brutal over-the-top fights. Being an RPG, it's not just 90s inspired arcade action on offer, as developer Treewood Studios has also added a range of deep RPG systems such as player customization, character classes, equipment unlocks, and stat upgrades. There's even a full story on offer too.

As such, players can look forward to hopefully taking their very own team of Hocket Heroes from the local frozen lake, all the way to the Championship match.

2nd Place - Good Boy Society by EfrenStudios

Good Boy Society is a stunning sandbox game that puts you in absolute control of the adventure. It also allows you to become an adventurous dog too, and who wouldn't want that?

Embracing a light-hearted and fun style of gameplay, players will be able to jump in instantly have fun as they inhabit all the innocence and joy within the canine world. Building social links, exploring new locations, learning new tricks, and challenging your friends to competitions, Good Boy Society hopes to offer a social experience where you can create the world you want to see, and have a lot of fun whilst doing it.

3rd Place - BlackForge VR by Mana Brigade

BlackForge VR is a game that does exactly what it says on the tin. So strap on your VR headset of choice, and prepare to craft some of the greatest medieval weaponry known to man, alongside some that maybe isn't yet known.

By taking a modelling style approach to crafting in VR, Mana Brigade hopes to create an experience that encourages not only limitless creativity but also skill-based art at the same time. Of course though, with your reputation on the line, you'll also want to be careful that your weapons can actually be used by the universe's greatest heroes too.

Want to show off your exciting new game? We host Big Indie Pitch events throughout the year, so make sure to regularly check our upcoming events page over on

Developer Evangelist & Big Indie Pitch Manager / Special Features Writer

Queen of all things Indie. Sophia is Steel Media’s Big Indie Pitch Manager and Developer Evangelist. She’s also a global speaker and lifelong gamer with a fanatical love of all things Nintendo and Japan. So much so that she’s written a thesis on one and lived in the other.