The SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition will take place in two rounds.
Round 1: Selections for the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition will participate in a private round of pitches given to a panel of judges with additional mentorship and guidance provided by industry experts.
Round 2: Finalists for the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition will participate in a final round of pitches with the added opportunity to present their games in front of a public audience on the Discovery Stage. A winner for “SXSW Gaming Best Pitch” will be crowned and rewarded at the end of the second round.
Gaming Pitch Competition Finals
Austin Convention Center | Discovery Stage – Exhibit Hall 2
Friday, March 16 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Judges: David Eddings (Rooster Teeth), Elizabeth Howard (Aspyr), Nigel Lowrie (Devolver Digital), and Jared Epicpower (Muxy)
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2018 Gaming Pitch Competition Winner: Disembodied
Disembodied is an epicomical action-adventure starring the literal head of the Underworld’s rule, Yorick Evergrim, and his nameless skeleton companion.
Entry and Selection Process
The SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition application period was open from Tuesday, October 24 – Friday, December 8. Applicants were encouraged to enter games at any stage of development (from ideation to completed products) for consideration.
SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17.