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The best of The Big Indie Pitch 2018 – Aeon Must Die! – Pocket Gamer.Biz

The final 12 months have been one heck of a journey for our common Big Indie Pitch competitors.

We’ve seen some unbelievable video games and given the judges some very robust choices to make. In truth, the newest winner at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2018 was solely topped after one of probably the most intense and divided judging classes we have ever seen.

So with regards to the approaching Big Indie Awards – the annual celebration of the 12 months’s best – these judges are going to have a tricky choice on their arms. The distant judging for the primary spherical of the Big Indie Awards begins firstly of subsequent month. And you do not have to have been in a Big Indie Pitch competition earlier than to throw your title into the hat now!

Thanks to a deadline extension, builders have till September 30th to place their sport ahead. So hurry hurry hurry! Even in the event you’ve by no means entered earlier than, we’ll choose your sport alongside all our 2018 winners, in the event you enroll now.

Your sport might be part of all of our 2018 season pitchers in being thought of for a free journey to South Korea to attend the awards. That’s alongside a feast of different prizes, together with money and the fitting to be known as the best indie sport of 2018. More particulars on learn how to enter could be discovered on the finish of this text.

What higher method to put together ourselves for the grand finale than by having a look again in any respect of our winners for the reason that final Awards? The entire season of worldwide pitches was sponsored by our associate G-STAR itself and stretches again to November.

The Big Indie Pitch heads to Estonia

In 2018 The Big Indie Pitch headed to a range of locations for the primary time ever. One of these was the Estonian capital of Tallinn, as we took to the present flooring of the GameDevDays.

This pitch was full of distinctive by no means earlier than seen builders and video games, making it one of probably the most attention-grabbing pitches of the 12 months. Within this practically each single sport stood out. So a lot in order that we really awarded a joint second place prize.

However, the sport that went one step additional and stood out towards the remaining was…

Aeon Must Die! by Limestone Games

Aeon Must Die! is like an anime come to life proper in entrance of your eyes. Utilising a breakneck danger-reward tactical preventing gameplay mechanic that represents one thing of a cross between Batman: Arkham Asylum and Street Fighter 2, this upcoming Switch sport provides one of probably the most trendy and properly polished experiences we’ve ever seen.

It’s not simply the presentation and gameplay that’s engrossing both, because the story additionally provides up a stage of ethical ambiguity and thriller as gamers go on a violent journey with a disgraced symbiotic emperor, a gasoline-blooded amnesiac with a gap in his head and a sentient hoverbike.

Aeon Must Die! impressed the judges and was a worthy winner. You can discover out extra about developer Limestone Games in our interview with the lead developer from May.

However,Aeon Must Die! wasn’t the one sport that drew the judges’ reward. You can examine all of the video games which pitched in Tallinn on our sister web site PocketGamer.co.uk. Who is aware of? One of the highest three there could possibly be taking away a prize at The Big Indie Awards 2018, in affiliation with G-STAR, this November. 

Enter The Big Indie Awards 2018!

Entering couldn’t be less complicated. All it’s good to do to get your sport in entrance of our judges is to go over to our REGISTRATION FORM by the prolonged deadline of September 30th, 2018. Fill in all of the required info, together with particulars about you and your sport, alongside a hyperlink to a video of your sport and a few screenshots, please. You’ll must register to the Pocket Gamer Business Network, but it surely’s fast and straightforward!

(Been an element of the Big Indie Pitch earlier than? The kind is precisely the identical.)

These entries will then be filtered right into a longlist via a provisional distant judging course of. This course of will embody a crack workforce of specialists, together with video games journalists, influencers and skilled builders, all of which have acted as judges for the Big Indie Pitch within the final 12 months.

Who’s behind all this?

The Big Indie Awards 2018 is as soon as once more dropped at you by the Steel Media workforce (the agency behind Pocket Gamer, PG.Biz, PG Connects, the Global Connects Parties and of course the Big Indie Pitch itself) but it surely wouldn’t be potential with out the help and love of the beautiful of us at G-STAR.

What is G-STAR?

Launched in 2005, G-STAR is the annual South Korean pc and online game commerce present. It’s a one-cease, accessible gateway to the Asian market and it sees the most important gamers in publishing, improvement and funding collect yearly to do enterprise and set the trade traits. G-STAR is open to each commerce guests and shoppers, and it takes place on November 15th to 18th at BEXCO, Busan. In 2018 a spotlight for G-STAR would be the worldwide scene so nationwide pavilion contributors will likely be strongly welcomed. As properly as cubicles from representatives across the globe, 2018’s G-STAR will likely be closely selling the indie sport scene. That’s the place you are available in. For extra details about the convention, go to the official web site. 

More details about The Big Indie Awards in affiliation with G-STAR could be discovered each over on our occasion web page and on the Big Indie Pitch web site.

Entries have to be cell, moveable (together with Switch), cell VR or AR video games. Teams that enter will want at the very least one member with a legitimate passport who might journey to South Korea between November 15th to 17th, 2018. Please ship different inquiries to the award coordinator at help@bigindieawards.com. Terms and circumstances apply, see particulars at http://www.bigindiepitch.com/occasion/the-huge-indie-awards-2018#guidelines.

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