Pitch Competition presented by Streamline Studios

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 presented by Streamline Studios

SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition - Photo by Christopher Free

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 Pitch Competition took place from October, 2016 through January, 2017. All contestants were selected by SXSW Gaming Staff.

The Pitch Competition was open to all independent developers with projects that were considered to be original works belonging to the developer. The entry period for the Pitch Competition will open again later during 2017 for the 2018 SXSW event.


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2017 SXSW Gaming Schedule

Learn more about the dozens of new experiences enjoyed this year at SXSW Gaming, and browse our 2017 lineup of unique sessions, panels, and meet ups that all attendees got to see.

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2017 Pitch Competition Contestants

  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. WINNER: 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. RUNNER UP: SwapBots – SwapBots Ltd

  13. VarDragons – VarDragons / Bad Pilcrow

  14. Variant: Limits – Triseum

  15. Vidar – Razbury Games

  16. Vox-L – Multi-Dimensional Games

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Join us in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from March 16-18 for SXSW Gaming 2017.


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