Apply for 2019 SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition

Plunder Panic at 2018 SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition - Photo by Karl Capelli

Taking place March 15–16, the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition returns to SXSW Gaming 2019 and is now open for entries from all independent game developers seeking to shine in the spotlight at SXSW.

Enter your currently in-development video games for this unique opportunity to connect with industry-leading veterans and a chance to pitch your game to the world on the SXSW Gaming Discovery Stage.

Gaming Pitch Competition Application Period

The SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition is open for all applications from until Friday, December 7. Applicants are encouraged to enter games at any stage of development, from ideation to completed product, for consideration. All applicants will be notified of their status for the Gaming Pitch Competition in January.

Gaming Pitch Competition Details

The SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition will take place in two rounds.

Round 1: Contestants in the Gaming Pitch Competition will participate in a private round of pitches given to a panel of judges comprised of publishers, veteran developers, and industry investors.

Round 2: Four finalists for the Gaming Pitch Competition will participate in a final round of pitches which involves a new set of judges on the Discovery Stage. The winner, as determined by the judges, will be crowned with the title “SXSW Gaming Best Pitch” and rewarded at the end of the second round.

Coaching: All accepted contestants will be paired up with a coach to help refine pitch structure and execution across both rounds of the Gaming Pitch Competition.

Enter for the Gaming Pitch Competition

Companies represented in previous SXSW Gaming Pitch Competitions include Devolver Digital, Rooster Teeth, Aspyr Media, ArtCraft Entertainment, Muxy, and many more. If you’re interested in an exceptional opportunity known to spotlight the best undiscovered games, look no further than the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition.

SXSW Gaming will take place in the Austin Convention Center from March 15 – 17, 2019.

Plunder Panic Crew at 2018 SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition – Photo by Karl Capelli

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Estevan Aviles

Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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