Pitch Competition

The inaugural SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition offers game developers the unique chance to pitch their games or projects to gaming industry veterans and experts, and receive well-detailed critiques on where to take things moving forward.

Pitch Competition

SXSW Gaming Session - Photo by Samantha Burkardt

About Pitch Competition


Taking place March 17, 2017, the Pitch Competition connects gaming industry veterans directly with independent game developers in a private atmosphere to help build great pitches for new projects.

Developers participating in the Pitch Competition will have invaluable access to some of the most renowned industry experts who will provide extensive feedback, tips, and assistance in further defining a product pitch. In addition to this, one pitch will be selected by the panel of industry experts for the title “SXSW Gaming Best Pitch 2017.”

This unique offering for SXSW Gaming focuses solely on video games and their developers as a means to further establish product pitches for new games and projects. If you’re a developer looking to gain recognition for your current project, and are willing to take the next step in making it a reality, then the Pitch Competition is a can’t-miss opportunity for you.

SXSW Gaming 2017 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18.

Entry and Selection Process

The entry period for the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition is open until Friday, January 20, 2017. The Pitch Competition is open to all independent developers with projects that are considered original works belonging to the developer.

All entrants will be notified by late January, 2017 as to their final status for the Pitch Competition. Final entrants will be selected by SXSW Gaming Staff.


Enter for Pitch Competition

Enter for a chance to be a part of the inaugural SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition! This exclusive opportunity for independent developers will help refine project pitches, and take them to the next level by turning ideas into reality.


Attend SXSW Gaming 2017

Grab your SXSW Gaming wristband for access to industry insider secrets, in-depth conversations on the latest gaming trends, star-studded showcases, and exclusive access to the newest games around! Gaming Wristbands on sale now at early-bird registration rates until January 27, 2017.

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