This wasn’t just any old pitch though, as not only did many of the judges comment that this was arguably the closest pitch we’ve ever seen, but also because one developer set a record as the most successful developer in the history of the Big Indie Pitch.
You see, not content with winning in London, FINIFUGU && friends came back again, this time with a different game in Nood Climbrs and walked away once again as champion. In doing so though, they became not only the only developer to ever wear the Big Indie Pitch crown twice with two different games, but also the first developer to win back-to-back Big Indie Pitch titles.
Of course, Nood Climbrs wasn’t the only highlight of The Big Indie Pitch at White Nights Prague, with a plethora of exciting games showcase, all of which can be seen below. Trust us, this is definitely one round up you’ll want to take notice of.
First place: Nood Climbrs
- By: FINIFUGU && friends
All in all, Nood Climbrs offers players a massive amount of replay-ability through its unique level-design and casual pick up and play gameplay. Nood Climbrs may still be in the early stages of development, but it’s already one to keep your eyes on.
Second place: Candy Patrol
- By: Orbital Knight
In order to achieve this, players will be armored with a supersonic slingshot and high-tech gadgets in order to fight their way through more than 300 stages across 10 worlds in order to stop the monsters from devouring everything. There’s a variety of ways to play, massive boss battles, and even a Pokemon inspired collect-em-all mechanic.
Third place: Steampunk Idle Spinner
- By: Airapport
Currently the game has 4 steampunk worlds, in every of them the player starts from a small machine, spins a cogwheel, earns money, then builds new gear, and grows bigger and bigger. From there the craziness really begins, and players can expect to see zeppelins, airship pirates, tesla guns, power crystals, windmills, mines, railroads and even gremlins within these worlds.
Honourable Mention: .Projekt
- By: Kyrylo Kuzyk
Through an incredibly polished level of presentation .Projekt tasks players with recreating the 3D block shape that would create the shadowed images they see before them. It sounds difficult, but it’s actually highly intuitive, challenging without ever being frustrating, and quite frankly, an awful lot of fun.
- By: Gerald Reitschmied
Aside from compelling player driven gameplay, Rebuilders also plans to make the game as social as possible by creating real world challenges that promote the game’s message of creating a sustainable world. Did I mention that it’s highly polished and great to play too?
Angelo & Deemon: One Hell of a Quest
- By: Specialbit
This is the premise of what looks to be an incredibly promising upcoming point and click adventure title. From the start the game hits the right notes when it comes to what fans of the genre expect, with beautiful nods to its forebearers, a comedy infused storyline, and great presentation. As such, this is definitely one to watch as it gets closer and closer to a full release.
- By: Mouse Memories
As such, players must second guess their own opponent at every turn, and try and outwit them into a winning position. All in all it’s an incredibly unique gameplay mechanic, one that is simple to understand but hard to master. Rather than a battle of strength, WesTurn really challenges the player to outsmart their opponents using intelligence alone.
Monkey Bubbles Memory
- By: Geyik Oyun
By doing this players can collect a certain amount of coins, which can in turn be used in order to level up. There’s also leaderboards too so that gamers can compete with their friends.
- By: FOOT
Developed as a student project, TrashScraper can be seen as similar to Doodle Jump, but with a high level of social commentary. Its well executed gameplay and presentation mean that FOOT is one up and coming developer that is worth paying attention to.
Interactive Classics: Homer's Odyssey
- By: Another Circus
Overall the polish was very clear to the judges, as was the promise of bringing these classic stories to a new audience. So, if you’ve always fancied getting through some of humanity’s greatest stories but maybe haven’t had the drive before, then keep an eye out for Homer’s Odyssey.
- By: Straitjacket Entertainment
Overall the game is filled with personality, especially when it comes to the quirky cast of characters. The game also presents lots of interesting ideas within the gameplay, such as the ability to stop players who try to win by brute force. The game may still be in the early stages of development, but there’s already enough for RTS fans to pay attention to.
2 Minutes In Space
- By: Rarepixels
As such, on starting the game players are offered one of 9 different space ships equipped with lasers, guns or laser cannons, before being made to head for one of three expansive destinations: the Orion Nebula, the Asteroid Belts or the Moon. From here players must utilise everything in their arsenal, alongside a range of special abilities in order to keep their exploration mission alive.
- By: Code Sword
Featuring 28 levels split scross 4 acts with differing gameplay and focuses, Private Line is a game that focuses on storyline and narrative, whilst being fun and challenging to play at the same time.
Great Master Of Dragon
- By: NeverLab
During the game, the characters accumulate experience and learn new techniques. The player's task is to correctly draw up his deck of skills before the battle, and then quickly apply them during the battle. All in all it’s a game that promises a lot of potential, especially when it comes to the PvP multiplayer elements.
- By: Contra Concept
Of course, that’s not all though, as it also features precise and satisfying platforming gameplay that features tight, intuitive and easy to understand controls, alongside unique gameplay elements, such a befriending animal buddies which can help you on your quest. Those with a Switch should definitely mark this as one to watch.
Tap to Unbox
- By: Impala Development
As such players must simply find boxes, open them, collect their insides, and then repeat. Each box contains a range of pop culture collectibles that can be used across the game’s various other modes, including mini games and character customisation. The developers see this a something akin to Unboxing Therapy, which sounds quite nice when you consider the conversations the industry is usually having about Loot Boxes.
What The Hen!
- By: Charged Monkey
This is isn’t just an empty promise either, as the judges commented not only on the excellent polish, but also the engaging and enjoyable gameplay. For those who are looking for their games to have a bit more life and personality to them, preferably on the wackier side, then What The Hen! could be the game you’re looking for.
- By: Cappuccino
That’s not all though, as this adventure game also includes beautifully hand-drawn art, an engrossing story and mindful puzzles.
- By: Zagrava Games
Nevertheless, the judges unanimously agreed that the match 2 was a nice touch, and a mechanic that worked really well. On top of this, the game also features a great pacing to ensure that no gamer is left behind, alongside a highly intuitive endless mode. For those looking for a change of pace, but not something too different, then this really could be a winner.
- By: Kix Games
That’s not all though, as Kix Games have also put an awful lot of work into the presentation of the game too, with Dream Soccer featuring simple and appealing cartoonish graphics and an engrossing story. There’s even the promise of PvP multiplayer and a range of minigames in the final build too.