The Great Summer Pitch

Värmlands Game Dev Community

WINNERS OF THE GREAT SUMMER PITCH 2020

The Great Journey presents

The Great Summer Pitch

The Great Summer Pitch is a competition where the participants pitch their game ideas together with some submitted material (see list below) for a panel (TBA) of people from the game industry! We also want to promote narrative games, so make sure you convey your narrative in the Game Design Document. Narrative storytelling can for example be subtle and intricate, like environmental storytelling (storytelling through the element in the environment like Gone Home or What remains of Edith Finch), or more on the nose and straight forward, like a game play driven narrative (storytelling with focus on the game mechanics, example Super Mario Bros).

GET FOUNDING!

The winners will receive a sum between 25 000 SEK to 100 000 SEK in development support for their game together with coaching in both game- and business development!

GET SUPPORT!

We at The Great Journey together with other dedicated people and companies will bring the map and help you and your team maneuver the jungle that can be game development!

CREATE A PROTOTYPE!

Dedicate time during summer to explore and create a protoype for your game!

START YOUR OWN GAME STUDIO!

We want you to find a friend, build a team and create a game! 

The Great Summer Pitch is possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group.

Important dates!

1

Feedback!

25 of May! 
Opportunity to get feedback your High Level Summary.

2

Submit Application!

The 2nd of June!
Send in your application!
Link will come soon!

3

Pitch Day!

The 9th of June
Information on the pitch will be announced soon!

Submit your deliverbles!

What you need to submit

The pitch is a big part of the submission, but we also want to know more about your concept, your team and your plans! Read more about what deliverbles you need to submit before the pitch! 
NOTE! The deliverables need to be in english, including the pitch, so our panel can understand it.

GAME DESIGN DOCUMENT

A Game Design Document, where you describe your team, idea, USP, game mechanics etc.
Here you also need to describe your narrative.

LOOKBOOK

A lookbook or a document conveying the style and feeling of the game.

PITCH

The pitch can be held online or streamed from TGJ:s office. 

A COMPANY

You need to have company (if you don’t have one we will help you set one up if you win. The company need to be set up in Sweden. 

PRODUCTION TIMELINE

A production timeline over this time with deadlines and a short description on how you would use the financial support. 

FULL-TIME DEDICATION

Being able to work full-time with the project 4-8 weeks this summer is a recuirement, so you need to include this in your Production Timeline.

What will the panel look at? 

All the submitted game projects and the pitch itself will be sent and held in front of a panel. The Pitch will be held live (probably digital, but more information coming soon).  The panel will assess the project and performance in the six categories below and score them between 1-5. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Are the mechanics interesting and/or fun to play?

VISUAL APPEAL

Are the visuals of the game interesting? 

INNOVATION

Has this idea been done before?

MARKETABILITY

Is there a market for this type of game?

A STRONG TEAM

Are the team equipped with the right competences for the project?

YOUR PITCH

How well prepared are your pitch and performance?