Apply for the 2018 SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition

SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition, SXSW Gaming 2017 - Photo by Christopher Free

The SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition returns to the SXSW Gaming Festival in 2018 with a new format that will feature the latest and best emerging games found throughout the gaming industry.

Enter your currently in-development or completed video, tabletop, mobile, or VR game for a chance to connect with industry-leading veterans as well as the opportunity to present your game in front of the SXSW Gaming community on the new Discovery Stage.

SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition Application Period

The SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition will remain open for all applications from Tuesday, October 24 – Friday, December 8. Applicants are encouraged to enter games at any stage of development (from ideation to completed products) for consideration.

All applicants will be notified of their status for the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition during January of 2018.

SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition Details

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.

SXSW Gaming will take place in Austin, Texas from March 15 – 17, 2018.

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With an illustrious history of discovery at SXSW which includes companies such as Twitter, AirBnB, and more, the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition will aim to bring those exceptional undiscovered games into the spotlight in a way that’s unique only to SXSW.

SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition, SXSW Gaming 2017 – Photo by Christopher Free

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