2018 SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition Contestants Announced!

2017 SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition

Having premiered at SXSW Gaming 2017, the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition brings together the most innovative ideas and up-and-coming game development teams for a chance to wow the world with their creative games and to win the title of “Best Pitch” at SXSW Gaming.

With winner Intruders: Hide & Seek and runner up SwapBots stealing the show at last year’s festival, who will win the title of being the best for this year’s Gaming Pitch Competition?


Disembodied Disembodied is an epicomical action-adventure starring the literal head of the Underworld’s rule, Yorick Evergrim, and his nameless skeleton companion.

Plunder Panic

Plunder Panic Plunder Panic is a swashbuckling, 12-person multiplayer arcade game where two rival crews battle for supremacy on the high seas. Defeat the enemy captain, scuttle their ship, plunder enough booty or end up shark bait in Davy Jones’ Locker!


Quantized Quantized is an audio reactive, procedurally-generated sensory experience. Play your own local songs to generate a fun, exhilarating musical journey.

Mythic Ocean

Mythic Ocean Mythic Ocean is an underwater exploration game in which you meet a cast of mythical creatures. Your relationships with these creatures and how you influence them dramatically shapes the world around you.

SRC: Sprint Robot Championship

SRC: Sprint Robot Championship SRC is a science fiction racing game which combines sprint racing with parkour obstacle running. With no speed limit, players attempt to achieve the fastest times possible. Players race across a wide range of tracks, each one offers a unique challenge to test players skills.

Baby Hands

Baby Hands Experience the world through the eyes, ears, and chubby little hands of a baby! Crawl your way through a zany retro sandbox experience, filled with imagination and fun!

Hauoli Air Band

Hauoli Air Band Hauoli Air Band lets you play a variety of musical instruments on your own or in a band on the stage. Play beautiful songs in PC or VR. Follow colorful balls to guide your hand to the correct note, and create marvelous music and memory.

Greyfall: The Endless Dungeon

Greyfall: The Endless Dungeon Greyfall is a Diablo®-like ARPG with dungeon creation, Dark Souls®-like final bosses, no class restrictions and infinite replayability.


Organic Games Organic Games represents games with graphic interfaces developed in stop-motion and experimental collage aesthetics. The photographic realism of these environments brings complexity and interest, along with the idea that we are producing changes in a “reality” that is reinforced by the illusion of life and magic produced by stop motion animation.

All contestants will compete in a series of closed-door pitches to determine four finalists who will take to the Discovery Stage on Friday, March 16. There, these finalists will pitch their games to the SXSW Gaming Audience in a competition that will highlight some of the best game ideas of 2018. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about the best upcoming games before anyone else!

SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place March 15 – 17 in the Austin Convention Center. Closely follow the official SXSW Gaming Schedule for more information on the latest updates for this year’s festival!

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Estevan Aviles

Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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