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The Great Summer Pitch 2023!

The 2nd of June we arranged this years Great Summer Pitch. With over 100 attendees and 5 studios pitching we had a really great afternoon and evening together at Karlstad Stadshotell Elite.

5 teams out of 12 were selected by an industry panel to get the chance to win the first prize of 100K sek. and to pitch at this years event. Everyone delivered fantastic presentations and game ideas with an incredible commitment that captivated both the audience and our jury.

Here´s this years line up (and winners!) of pitching studios:

🥇 Christopher Rakkestad - Defenders of the fjord

🥈 Staffan Olsson - Rolling Fur, a cat puzzle adventure

🥉 Daniel Larsson - Dead Line

Eric Hennessey - Ghastly Terror, A Dice Roguelike

Eddie Herrera - Seeking home

Staffan Olsson, Christopher Rakkestad, Daniel Larsson

Winner of The Great Summer Pitch 2023, Christopher Rakkestad - Defenders of the fjord

After the 5 minutes pitch there was a 15 minutes Q & A by our amazing jury. They shared their expertise and experience with such commitment and asked relevant questions witch were invaluable both for those who pitched and for the audience.

Our fantastic jury!

Elisabeth Bergqvist - Raw Fury, Mattias Sandström - Cold Pixel, Vic Bassey - Starbreeze

The evening continued with mingle, food and playtesting of games from our community. The future of games that are produced here in Värmland right now. It was a fantastic evening with a great mix of students, the gaming industry and people from the public sector, region and municipality. Together we create the conditions to build the game industry in Värmland!

Snapshots from The Great Journey wall

The Great Mingle

Stage time TGSP


A big thank you to all the teams, the jury, audience and our community ❤️

We´ll be back with The Great Summer Pitch for 2024. Hope to see you there!

Until then - Find a friend - build a team - make a game!

XOXO - The Great Journey team - Patrick, Simon, Mikael & Frida



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