#PitchYaGame Contest Saw Thousands Of Devs Pitch Some Incredible Looking Games
A recent contest saw thousands of indie devs give their best elevator pitches via Twitter, and we've rounded up some of our favorites.
Using the #PitchYaGame, thousands of indie developers tweeted out pitches for their games on November 2 as part of a social media contest, and the results are astounding.
The hashtag came about as part of the #PitchYaGame Awards, an initiative founded by Liam Twose to have indie game creators get their moment in the spotlight and potentially win a cash prize, should their pitch be selected. The #PitchYaGame Awards started in 2020, with the most recent award period having concluded back in June 2021.
Well yesterday was a blast! Estimating around 1100-1300 pitches during #PitchYaGame 😍— Liam Twose | #PitchYaGame Founder (@LiamTwose) November 3, 2021
What an incredible turnout!
Remember pitching is a journey, not just a one-off thing & everyone that pitched; the key takeaway is that you just levelled up one of the most important skills. pic.twitter.com/Em5tn0hCW7
There is no arguing with the results. According to Twose, around 1100-1300 games were shared with the hashtag, and some real gems look to have shined through. Twose, along with other members of the #PitchYaGame Awards team, will now start sifting through all the pitches to select the winners, which will be announced during an awards show at a later date.
Even from just browsing the hashtag on Twitter for a few minutes, it's clear there are tons of incredible looking games worthy of attention. Below are a few of our favorites that look to have gained some traction based on the number of retweets and likes they received.
The trippy multiplayer FPS Spaceflux clearly made an impression, and is currently available on Steam in early access.
Demon Spore, a twinstick shooter in which you play as a lab scientist attempting to fend off an experiment gone wrong, also looks fantastic.
Blast your way out of tentacle hell as a failed lab experiment gives birth to a rapidly growing viral horror in this intense action #RogueLite inspired by 80s #Monster movies.— Ed Kay (@edform) November 2, 2021
Sign up to my newsletter for more: https://t.co/lCs4x6akqr#PitchYaGame #IndieDev #TwinStickShooter pic.twitter.com/Z1aBFxLK6s
Low-poly racer Szrot looks to put the spotlight on Eastern European car culture.
The Punch-Out inspired Big Boy Boxing looks pixel-perfect.
In #BigBoyBoxing, the opponents will go beyond their limits to win the champion belt! 🏅😵💫🥊— Soupmasters 🎃 (@realsoupmasters) November 2, 2021
👉Support by Wishlisting! ❤️https://t.co/WHe0L6uitg #PitchYaGame #indiedev #pixelart #indiegame #indiewatch pic.twitter.com/CC0XTStkOw
Little Kitty, Big City is almost too adorable for words.
Wander Stars is a turn-based RPG where you use words to form unique attacks, and it isn't shying away from its 90s anime aesthetic.
First-person puzzler Botany Manor sees players growing mysterious plants to solve puzzles.
Botany Manor is a first-person-puzzle game where you play as a botanist living inside a grand manor house, tasked with researching and growing a collection of mysterious plants 🪴 #PitchYaGame #gamedev— Laure (@Laure_DeMey) November 2, 2021
Sign up here! ➡️ https://t.co/c3whZjrhJw pic.twitter.com/O31IZoC6dR
The combo-focused roguelite Morbid Metal brings some serious action.
Hey #PitchYaGame, I'm a solo dev working on Morbid Metal, a 3rd person, sci-fi, action roguelite, where you can shapeshift into unique characters to slaughter enemies with powerful combos!#gamedev #indiedev #indiegame #madewithunity pic.twitter.com/h3SC7R10NZ— Felix Schade - Morbid Metal SoloDev (@PHO3LIX_) November 2, 2021
The list could go on and on. Many of the games pitched on Twitter can already be wishlisted on Steam or in some instances are already available in some form. From 2D platformers to open world adventures, dating sims to tactical RPGs, the pitches look to have encompassed nearly every genre and style. Regardless of which games eventually win the actual #PitchYaGame Awards, it seemed to be a great way for small indie developers to get eyes on their projects, and potentially attract publishers in the process.
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