Pitch & Match @ gamescom

Date: Tuesday, 22nd August 2017

Location: Beer garden from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m.

dev_transparentBe part of the second „Pitch & Match“ @ gamescom on August 22nd! Two hours of 20 minutes meetings with business partners from Europe. Afterwards we will have a BBQ with Indie Arena Booth at the same location. The number of pitching developer teams will be limited.

 

FAQ

How can I apply?
Please fill in the application form no later than July 31st.

What's next?
Six weeks before “Pitch & Match” we will open the online meeting manager. There you will find your business partners and will be able to setup appointments. You can instantly see who is available at what timeslot, so you only have to make you introduction through the meeting manager.

In this system, meeting tables will be hosted by a specific business partner and you will get the chance to book an appointment.

Step 1: —The application phase is now closed.—
Step 2: We’ll create your online profile. Based on the details you send in with your application, we’ll create your online profile on the Pitch & Match platform. Once it’s set up, you’ll receive a notification e-mail.
Step 3: Organise your meetings. Use the online meeting system to plan your meetings. Invite possible partners or accept received invitations to meet on-site.
Step 4: Get to the beer garden on August 22nd. In order to access the beer garden, you will need a ticket for the gamescom business area.

 

We will help you with your pitch!

 

Partners

Our committed business development partners offer production budgets from five to eight digits for new projects. Our gathering of partners is involved in all kinds of platforms like browser, mobile and/or console games.

bandainamco
bluebyte
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gameforge
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kalypso
kochmedia
tencent

 

Attendees

AirConsole

Rafael Morgan

Product Manager

AirConsole is an online video game console that brings back local multiplayer in the most intuitive way for a modern environment. Users play together in the browser on one shared screen and use their smartphones as gamepads. Requiring no hardware that players don’t already own, AirConsole is the perfect entertainment system to play games anywhere, with anyone, at any time. Anyone can join by using their smartphone as a their gamepad.

AirConsole is looking for great local-multiplayer games. We can help with funding, marketing and a fast-growing global community of players. https://developers.airconsole.com/

astragon Entertainment GmbH

Tim Plöger

Senior Producer

astragon Entertainment (founded in 2000) ranks among the leading independent games publishers in Germany. Our versatile product portfolio focuses on high-quality technical simulation games such as Construction Simulator, Farming Simulator or Bus Simulator, but also covers complex economic simulations and strategy games. Games by astragon are available world-wide on many different platforms such as consoles, smartphones, tablets and PC.
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Bandai Namco Entertainment

Pablo Rodriguez

Business Development Manager

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™.
Portfolio: https://www.bandainamcoent.eu/releases
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Ubisoft Blue Byte GmbH

Kay Bennemann

Senior Business Development Manager

Blue Byte has a long history of developing AAA PC games such as the ever-popular build-up strategy series The Settlers® which debuted in 1993 and ANNO® for which the studio began overseeing the production in 2007. Blue Byte opened its doors in 1988 and was acquired by Ubisoft in 2001. Since then Blue Byte is located in the city of Düsseldorf, Germany and expanded in 2014 with the acquisition of a new branch in Mainz. Recent projects include Anno 2205TM which brought the acclaimed city-builder series into space and Champions of AnteriaTM, a new Real-Time-Strategy experience to be released on August 30, 2016. Blue Byte created and operates browser-based and mobile games, like The Settlers® Online and Assassin’s Creed® Identity. More unannounced projects, some of them in close collaboration with other Ubisoft studios are currently in development. In 2016 Blue Byte is celebrating 15 years of being part of the Ubisoft family.

Deck 13 Interactive

Max Kübler

Senior Producer

Deck13 Interactive is one of Germany’s leading developers. Employing more than 60 and with studios located in Frankfurt and Hamburg, Deck13 Interactive has developed over 20 titles, including major releases such as Lords of the Fallen and most recently The Surge. With the „Deck13 Games“ label the team established a publishing service in 2014 to help independent developers bring their projects to wider audiences. With an experienced team and access to the major console markets Deck13 Games is a growing division, with more than 10 published titles in which Deck13 has managed Producing, Localization, QA, Marketing, PR & Distribution.

Eurovideo

Sören Lass

Business Development

Eurovideo is one of Germany’s most established investors, publishers and distributors of games based in Munich. We have been involved in a number of successful releases from Germany as well as international studios including Victor Vran, the Dwarves, Blackguards and Silence in recent years. For our growing digital publishing portfolio we are looking for studios developing primarily on PC and console that are looking for a strong partner to bring their games to the worldwide market.

FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co KG

Philipp Döschl

Co-Founder, Executive Producer

FDG Entertainment started in September 2001 as a producing and publishing studio for download games for Java compatible mobile phones. The games have been offered on operator portals and were pre-installed on millions of Samsung color phones worldwide. With the release of smartphones like iPhone and Android devices, the company started to produce console quality mobile games and quickly became a successful global player on the App Store and Google Play with far more than 250 Million downloads to date. FDG Entertainment teams up with the best indie developers around the world to deliver highly creative games. A big network of partners ensures best quality for each genre with greatly varying styles and gameplay mechanics. FDG Entertainment is privately funded and 100% independent.
Nowadays FDG’s games are available on almost all gaming platforms, such as Switch, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, PC, Mac and more to come.
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flaregames GmbH

Aurélien Merville

Director Developer Relations

flaregames is a mobile game publisher and developer based in Karlsruhe, Germany. In Frankfurt is the company’s fully owned subsidiary Keen Flare, the world class development studio that brought you the Royal Revolt series. Our publishing portfolio is ever-evolving thanks to the strength of the partnerships we create with world-class developers based all over the globe, from San Francisco to Tampere and beyond.

Fluffy Fairy Games GmbH

Sophie Brügmann

Executive Assistant

Located in the heart of Karlsruhe, we are a new and vibrant mobile gaming studio that aspires to be the most player orientated company in the world. As the developers of the successful Android and iOS game “Idle Miner Tycoon” we made a name for ourselves by focusing on interaction with our players and using the popular ideas from the community to further develop the game.
At Fluffy Fairy Games you will be joining a young and diverse team with a wide variety of experience, skills and cultural backgrounds. Our dedication to our product and community is what unites us and motivates us provide the best experience for everyone involved.

Gameforge

Andrew Walker

Director, Business Affairs

With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of PC online games in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including client-based titles such as AION and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. In 2017, Gameforge will continue to launch best-in-class online experiences with action-packed Anime MMORPG SoulWorker due to launch by the end of the year.
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Headup Games

Dieter Schoeller

CEO

Headup Games is an independent games publisher/developer. Together with our partners, we focus on the contentment of our customers and the best gameplay experience delivered at the fairest price-quality ratio. Since our foundation, we have published over 100 games, including many projects from highly talented developers that are known for their potential and creativity. Our portfolio features high-quality games such as Superhot, Super Meat Boy, The Inner World, The Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Limbo, The Basement Collection, Gone Home, Q.U.B.E., Frozen Synapse and many more as well as the million selling #1 iOS brand Bridge Constructor. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com.

Humble Bundle

John Polson

Publishing lead

Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content through pay-what-you-want bundle promotions, the Humble Store, and the Humble Monthly curated subscription service. In 2016, Humble Bundle launched the „Humble Originals“ label for small experimental games. Then in 2017, Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games „Presented by Humble Bundle.“ Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle and its community have raised more than $98 million for a wide range of charities across the world. To see more, visit https://www.humblebundle.com.
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Kalypso Media Group GmbH

Reinhard Döpfer

Head of Producing

Kalypso Media is a German video game developer and publisher. The company has published and/or developed a number of titles such asTropico 3-5, Dungeons 1 & 2, Grand Ages: Medieval, Urban Empire, Vikings – Wolves of Midgard.

Koch Media GmbH

Jeremy Zitná

Business Development Manager


Koch Media has been publishing video games under the label of Deep Silver since 2002. With branches in Europe and North America, as well as distribution partners all over the world, Deep Silver aims to market games worldwide. Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all notable consoles, for the PC, for the iPad/iPhone, and for Microsoft’s and Sony’s online platforms XBLA and PSN.

Kongregate

Mel Montano

Senior Business Development Manager

Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s publishing focuses on free to play mid- and hard-core mobile titles and premium PC and console titles. Working closely with game developers, Kongregate provides consulting, analytics, marketing, launch support, and game features such as cross promotion, guilds, and chat. Kongregate’s games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays.

Surprise Attack Games

Surprise Attack Games is an Australian-based indie games label, working with talented developers from around the world to bring unique and remarkable games to players looking for new experiences. Launched in 2013, we support indie developers by providing a full publishing team, bringing expertise and resources to their games while ensuring the creative control remains in the developers hands. Out team is exclusively staffed by gamers and lead by industry veterans, having left the AAA world behind after falling in love with the explosion of creativity in the independent scene and the freedom that comes with being small & creative. We work on all kinds of games for all major platforms but the core criteria for us is that they must bring something new or different to the table. We want to surprise and delight players!
Tencent

Tencent

Tencent

Tencent Games is a world leading developer, publisher and operator of online games. Tencent operates online games primarily in China, and has invested in game [developers, publishers and] operators around the globe. Tencent currently is an investor and owner of a number of triple-A game development studios and publishers worldwide.
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Tilting Point

Miikka Luotio

Director of Developer Outreach

Tilting Point is servicing the unmet needs of a rapidly changing video game industry with an exclusive focus on the world’s most successful independent developers.
We are looking for F2P Mobile games – that have either a playable version, game in Soft Launch or game Live Globally.
We offer publishing and help/funds with UA for independent mobile developers.
Link: http://www.tiltingpoint.com/

Team 17

Debbie Bestwick

CEO

Bio:
Debbie Bestwick MBE, is CEO of award-winning veteran games developer and international games label, Team17. Debbie joined the Games Industry at the age of 17 starting out in indie retail where she won Indie Retailer of the year at just 18 she then co-founded Team17 in 1990 at the age of 20. Team17 is a leading international games label that hosts the Worms franchise, Aven Colony, The Escapists, Genesis Alpha One, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee, Way to the Woods and many more from developers around the world. Debbie has released 90 games with Team17 across home computers, console and mobile platforms.
Since becoming CEO and completing a MBO in 2010, she has focused on establishing Team17 as a sustainable business which achieves year-on-year profitability and growth. As a result, Team17 last year raised funding via a minority shareholding with Leading Private Equity group LDC raising in excess of $20M USD. Debbie’s passion is Team17’s Games Label which helps support new start-up’s and existing development studio’s create new IP and build for sustainability whilst retaining Independence.
Debbie Bestwick has recently received an MBE for services to the video games industry and was awarded Businesswoman of the Year in the 2016 Women in Games Awards. Previously Bestwick was honoured with the Hall of Fame award at the European Women in Games Conference 2015 and MCV person of the Year in 2015.

Company Bio:
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading international games developer and award-winning games label that hosts the Worms franchise, Aven Colony, The Escapists, Genesis Alpha One, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee, Way to the Woods and many more from developers around the world.

Link: https://www.team17.com/