Kohlrabi Starship's cozy space farming game takes home the win at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024

Kohlrabi Starship's cozy space farming game takes home the win at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024

Recently Pocket Gamer Connects celebrated its tenth anniversary as part of the annual flagship event Pocket Gamer Connects London. However, we're not stopping there, as next up is The Very Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024.

The Big Indie Pitch is our indie-focused competition where even more developers can pitch an ever-increasing range of brand-new and diverse gaming experiences from some of the most exciting indie developers from across the globe.

Teams receive valuable feedback and the opportunity to win great prizes such as promotional packages and opportunities to promote their game.

As always, the competition was extremely tough. However, eventually, the judges were able to settle on a top three and ultimately one worthy winner.

All in all, one thing is for sure: all of our finalists, which you can learn more about below, are more than worthy of highlighting.

1st Place - Kohlrabi Starship by Whimsical Wolff Games

In this space-themed cosy farming game, players will be able to fly their very own greenhouse spacecraft all across the cosmos in search of rare plants and nearly extinct animals. By doing so, you'll be able to take them back to your home planet, and slowly turn what was once a desert into a thriving ecosystem again. So, put on your gardening gloves, make friends with animals, fall in love, and slowly turn your desert home planet into a thriving ecosystem.


2nd Place - Ground of Aces by Blindflug Studios

In Ground of Aces, you build and micromanage a World War II military air base that is inhabited by a diverse cast of pilots and crew members. Featuring both a campaign timeline and an endless build mode, players must build and shape their very own base, whilst also taking care to make sure the crew and vehicles are safe and looked after. What's more, within the campaign timelines, players will also be able to take a glimpse into some of the challenges that bases and their crew faced during the Second World War, including events such as the Battle of Britain.

3rd Place - Zombie Rollerz: The Last Ship by Zing Games

In Zombie Rollerz: The Last Ship players must take command of the last ship in a zombie-filled world and defend it with all they've got against endless waves of the undead. From building turrets to customising your crew, to upgrading the ship, managing your resources and making the correct decisions will be the difference between survival and extinction in this multi-award-winning stylish tower defence strategy roguelite.

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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.