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Games Startup Competition

We’re looking for the most original and daring games of 2018!

Barcelona Games World, in collaboration with GameBCN, wants to find the most innovative and daring game studios in the world and reward the top 12 most promising games.

The main objective of Games Startup Competition is to help videogame studios obtain international visibility and get publishers and/or investors by pitching their games at a public event at the biggest videogame fair in Spain.

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Requirements

– Applying studios must have a finished game that launched after October 2017 or a project in an advanced-enough production phase to be released before July 2019.

– Applying studios may not have any publishing agreement regarding the submitted game.

Awards

1 STAND AT BGW

Indie Box Booth + Competition Winner Badge

2 exhibitor passes

+ 4 Pro Invitations

Travel expenses

Covering Up to 400€

Game Pitch

To publishers and investors at a public event + networking session

MeetToMatch platform

Access as a competition winner

Press and Social Media

Promotion as competition winner

Commitments

  • To be at their BGW booth during the whole conference (from Thursday to Sunday)
  • To take part in the game pitching event on Thursday November 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Game Pitch

The 12 competition winners will pitch their games in front of publishers and investors at a public event taking place on Thursday, November 29 at 5:30 p.m. at BGW. After the event there will be a networking session. Attendees will be listed in this section as soon as they confirm.

Investors

Jury

Eduardo
Aparicio

Director, Business Development

Humble Bundle

Stephane Assadourian

Expert Game Production Consultant

Enric
Cabestany

General Manager

IGG Europe

Pablo
Grandío

Director

VANDAL

Leland
Hedges

Commercial Director, EMEA

Pico Interactive

Simon 
Lee

Founder

GameBCN

Michael
Liebe

CEO

Booster Space

Josep A.
Llopart

Director

Barcelona Games World

Marisol
López

Dpt. for Digital Culture Director

Generalitat de Catalunya

Horacio
Martos

Founder

Social Point

Chris
Murphy

Producer

Square Enix Collective

Pere
Pérez

Founder

VISYON

Rachel
Sun

Head of Int’l Biz Dev

Dazzle Interactive / China Telecom

Oscar
Fonrodona

Managing Director

Tangelo Games

Winners

🏆 BEST CONSOLE GAME CATEGORY 🏆

🏆 BEST MOBILE GAME CATEGORY 🏆

🏆 BEST PC GAME CATEGORY 🏆

🏆 BEST xR GAME CATEGORY 🏆

Calendar

1 August

Call for applications

28 September

Application deadline

3 November

Winners announcement

29 November

Barcelona Games World

Metrics

500

Business meetings

135.398

Visits

55.000

Followers on social networks

1.504

News Releases

800

Media & Influencers

347M

Communication impacts

62.000

m2 of Exhibition Space