The Big Indie Awards 2022 (LIVE + online)

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Taking place live both online and in person as part of Pocket Gamer connects London 2022, The Big Indie Awards continues and expands this core mission, celebrating the best indie games and game developers from around the world, including those who may not have attended one of our pitch events yet.

The rewards are open to any studio classified as independent (generally we would say 12 employees or less, but we can make an exception if you twist your arm), which released a game or pitched its title to a BIP in the last 12 month (from September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2021).

How it works?

Anyone can submit their game – or even a game they’ve played that they liked that someone else has created – and these will go into a long list which will then be narrowed down by our panel. ‘experts in a final list. These in turn will be elected by a combination of experts and industry players (depending on the prize) and the winning titles will be unveiled at a ceremony in January.

When nominating, please suggest one (or more) categories that you feel are most appropriate. Games can of course win in several categories.

Who can enter? The basic criteria:

  • Mobile and AR games are eligible for the Mobile Awards
  • Games for Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux are eligible for the PC + Console Awards
  • Games must launch within the next 6 months, or have been released after August 2020, in order to qualify
  • Studios with a maximum of 12 members are eligible for the Big Indie Awards (this includes staff from any partners you work with) and must be independent game creators
  • The deadline to submit your game is Friday December 3, 2021 at midnight UK time.

The long list, including more details on the prizes and how to vote for the winners, will be revealed in early December.

In the meantime, fill out the form by pressing the button “I want to win” button and submit a game for consideration for the 2022 Big Indie Awards

Click on the link below and complete the form to apply for your place at the Big Indie Awards 2022.

Note: ALL indie developers can submit their game through this registration form (previous Big Indie Pitch top 3 finalists will also be automatically submitted)

SUBMIT YOUR GAME
The closing date for entries is Friday December 3, 2021 at midnight UK time.

Categories for 2022

Best Indie Game (PC / Console)
Voted by a mix of expert and player votes, this is quite simply the best indie PC or console game of the year.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Indie Game (Mobile)
Voted by a mix of expert and player votes, this is quite simply the best indie mobile game of the year.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best in audio (Mobile / PC / Console)
What game would you still like to play with the screen off? Who is audio so immersive, engaging or thrilling that you just have to keep playing?
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best in visuals (Mobile / PC / Console)
Whether it’s stunning graphics or just amazing style, this award celebrates indie games that truly push the visual boundaries.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best in gameplay (Mobile / PC / Console)
The fun part! This award celebrates games that captivate by design and demand that you only get one more chance.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Story / Story (Mobile / PC / Console)
For games whose characters and plot were so captivating, they could also have stood out as a book or movie.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Long Lasting Experience / Live Game (Mobile / PC / Console)
This award is designed for games that run as a live service and keep you coming back time and time again.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Most innovative idea (Mobile / PC / Console)
Regardless of the platform, these games did something pretty smart that we’ve never seen before.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Quick Game / Casual Title (Mobile / PC / Console)
Assign short snack-sized games that you can grab and play.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best studio / team (mobile / PC / console)
The team that most impressed our judges and the public whose name alone is the watchword for quality games.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Best Solo Developer (Mobile / PC / Console)
Even with all the latest tools and platforms, making a game on your own is no easy task. These nominees managed to do something special on their own.
Preselection by panel of judges + voted on PocketGamer.com

Rising Star (Mobile / PC / Console)
Awarded to the most prominent future talents in the industry. They may not have quite received the best praise in the game yet, but we know it’s only a matter of time.
Special Prize of the Expert Jury

Games for Good Award (Mobile / PC / Console)
A special game that’s fun to play but also promotes an important message, whether it’s about diversity, health, green issues or more.
Special Prize of the Expert Jury

BIP Legend Award
Awarded to the person (s) who have contributed the most to the Big Indie Pitch this year.
Special Prize of the Expert Jury

Pitcher of the Year
A special award from the Big Indie Pitch team, awarded to the most memorable pitcher.
Special Prize of the Expert Jury

SUBMIT YOUR GAME

The closing date for entries is Friday December 3, 2021 at midnight UK time.

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