Pitch Competition Contestants Selected for SXSW Gaming 2017

Pitch Competition

SXSW Gaming is proud to announce that after thorough review of over 50 highly-qualified applications for this year’s festival, 16 contestants have been chosen for the inaugural Pitch Competition.

Taking place Friday, March 17 at the Austin Convention Center, the Pitch Competition offers indie developers and teams a chance to pitch their new ideas in an intimate setting with some of gaming’s leading industry experts.

Contestants for this year’s show include:

  1. Brave New World – Foxtail Games

  2. Come Back Home – Bowling Green State University

  3. Endship – Lab Resistance

  4. Fallen Angels – Affinity Pixel Entertainment, LLC

  5. Intruders: Hide & Seek – Tessera Studios

  6. Iron Tides – Crash Wave Games Inc.

  7. Legrand Legacy – SEMISOFT

  8. Natural 20 – Invrse Studios

  9. Pig Eat Ball – Mommy’s Best Games

  10. Roto Color Runners – Blue Volcano Studio

  11. Stereotypes! – The Union Co.

  12. SwapBots – SwapBots Ltd

  13. VarDragons – VarDragons / Bad Pilcrow

  14. Variant: Limits – Triseum

  15. Vidar – Razbury Games

  16. Vox-L – Multi-Dimensional Games

The Pitch Competition is a closed-door event until the final round, where 8 finalists will compete for the title of “Best Pitch.” For the final round, fellow gaming industry professionals will be invited to observe and partake in the last set of pitches.

Interested in experiencing this special event along with other industry-leading content?

Purchase your Gaming wristband today, and experience the best that gaming has to offer at SXSW from March 16 – 18, 2017!

Pitch Competition – Photo by Jonathan Guajardo

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Estevan Aviles

Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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