For the last pitch of 2017 we hiked up to Dundee in Scotland in order to take the global pitching competition to Abertay University. It may have been one of our smaller pitches, but the talent was just as high as always, with Ant Workshop taking the crown with Dead End Job for Nintendo Switch. This was then followed in second place by another Switch title, Skye, with mobile board game Oil coming in third.
However, obviously the top three weren’t the only games to pitch. So take a look below as we highlight every single game featured in the competition. Some of these will be on your mobile phone one day, we reckon!
First place: Dead End Job
- By: Ant Workshop
You control Hector Plasm, an expert in paranormal pest control, as he patrols town rescuing citizens and sucking up ghosts in his trusty vacuum. You’ll have to watch out though, as Hector has a ghost or two from his past that aren’t quite finished with him yet.
Second place: Skye
- By: Puny Astronaut
Created to appeal to all ages this is pitched as a cool pick-up-and-play experience, one to watch out for when it arrives later in the year.
Third place: Oil
- By: Wee Door
Where Oil differs from classic board games though is in its innovative use of a space and shared resources. Players must strategically compete for the oil on the board without giving away too much to their opponent. Set for release this year, Oil will be shipping with 10 unique levels alongside both single and multiplayer game modes.
Honourable mention: Aye Aye Captain
- By: Ryan Johnston
Infused with comedy, Aye Aye Captain will see you battling rival ships while keeping the ship moving in even the most surreal circumstances. Follow the Captain's orders and you might make it home in one piece…
Admiral Fancy Pants
- By: Aaron Baumbach
What’s more, all this action takes place across a variety of procedurally-generated galaxies and missions, all set in a beautifully crafted universe.
- By: Transcendent Games
Lost Robot is a testament to what can be achieved in just one day. Transcendent Games plan to make this the foundation for their future work.
- By: Pixel Sword
With 43 levels spanning seven unique stages, along with leaderboards and co-op gameplay options, Pixel Raiders has more than enough content for those hungry for a return to classic retro gaming.
- By: Pool Noodle Productions
Transfused uses gamification to train future health staff and nurses about Blood Transfusions. It may not be our usual Big Indie Pitch entry, but it was certainly a worthy one.
From Endless all the way through to Colour Switching mode, Orb Attack promises players a fresh, accessible and captivating arcade game experience.
- By: Jukebox Labs
We're planning to run loads more Big Indie Pitch sessions in 2018 so if you're a small team working on a gaming project, submit it now: