This month! We are hosting our first ever Lightning Pitch Contest!
Anyone signed up to pitch will receive a few randomly assigned topics when you walk in the door and be given one hour to come up with the next hit game. During this hour you may collaborate with your team or alone and come up with a pitch for the best game that utilizes each of your topics. After the hour is up each team will present their game to the audience and the panel of ~celebrity judges~
.In order to manage the event and give everyone a fair block of presentation time we will need to limit the number of teams and require anyone who wants to pitch to fill out the form below. There is also potential to join other teams on site.
Sign up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R1ZIPYaG7gbzI69lWmWaKCGYjXao_eHMMtmgsPN36N0/viewform?usp=send_form
First-come, first-serve, but sign up anyway as there might be people who drop out.
First up is Ichiro Lambe, the founder and president of Dejobaan Games who have been making great games that you can’t possibly forget the names of for over 15 years. Games like “AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity”, Drunken Robot Pornography, or their most recent game “Elegy for a Dead World”.
Next is Trevor Stricker
, who worked as an engineer for many years on games such as Panzer Dragoon
and multiple installments in the NBA 2K
series before founding his own company, Disco Pixel
where he released Jungle Rumble on mobile devices in 2014 and then later on Playstation Vita.Last is the marketing genius and creator of the world’s most advanced FPS (First Person Soda) drinking simulation Will Brierly
. For over 15 years Will Brierly has run Snowrunner Productions
where he has worked with Grammy Award winning artists and Emmy Award winning TV shows while also developing the very popular Soda Drinker Pro
-6:00pm: Distribute topics
-7:00pm: Begin pitches
-8:30pm: Judgements and prizes
– Marketability (Will this appeal to more than 10 people?)
– Originality (Is this an interesting idea that hasn’t been overdone?)
– Feasibility (Can this game be made with a handful of people?)
– 6 minutes per pitch! (we will cut you off)
– Team and Individual pitches are allowed
– There will be a marker board
– There will be a computer hooked up to some sort of display for your use.
– Any digital assets like images, music, video, or powerpoints(use google slides), have accessible in a Google Drive that you can easily log into and pull up.
– To save time you will not be allowed to hookup a personal computer to display.
Please ask any additional questions in the comments!
October 26th, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm! Pitches will start promptly at 7:00, we encourage pitchers to be here a bit before 6:00pm so you have the full amount of time to draft your pitch.
Running Start, located at 95 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA, right on the outskirts of the WPI campus.
Finding a team is one thing, actually making the game is another thing, but one of the most crucial and overlooked aspects of #gamedev is knowing how to convey and sell an idea. You may one day be pitching to investors! This is a great way to meet Ichiro, Trevor and Will too.
It’ll also be fun and you may think up or see some great ideas that inspire you down the road!
By car! Exit 17/18 on 290 will get you there. Parking on the street is fine, as is using the lots across the street.
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