Brazil's Independent Game (BIG) Festival, the largest independent games festival in Latin America, has announced that registration is now open for its inaugural online edition, BIG Digital 2020.
Video game developers, international investors, and industry professionals are invited to register to participate in free virtual lectures and presentations covering a wide range of valuable industry-specific topics, strategies, and advice. For a nominal fee, from June 22 through June 26, registrants will have the opportunity to meet and connect with some of the biggest names in gaming, including Ubisoft, Marvelous, DANGEN Entertainment, and many others.
Since 2012, BIG Festival — which hosted more than 20,000 visitors last year — has become the most important business-to-business gaming event in Latin America, where hundreds of innovative studios connect with global publishers and investors. BIG estimates that last year’s event generated $65 million (USD) in business, with over 4,000 meetings between 630 industry professionals from 24 countries during the festival’s tenure.
BIG Festival recently announced BIG Digital — a fully online version of its traditional event. Its aim is to ensure developers have access to industry peers, strategic partners, and presentations that are vital to their ongoing success and growth. The event’s dedicated matchmaking platform will provide crucial business networking opportunities previously only possible at the physical event.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together developers, publishers, and industry video game industry leaders to meet and learn from each other,” said Eliana Russi, executive manager of Brazil Games, “The ability to meet with the leading companies within the industry is essential to the growth of independent studios, and we are thrilled to facilitate these critical meetings through BIG Digital 2020.”
Early registrants can participate in “Finding and Pitching the Right Publisher For Your Game” — a pre-show warm-up session to help developers get the most out of BIG Digital. Taking place on May 21, this webinar, which will be led by industry veteran and founder of The Powell Group, Jay Powell, will empower developers when pitching potential publishers. Attendees will be provided with valuable information such as selecting the appropriate publishers to pitch, how to reach them, what to include in their pitch package, and what’s needed to close the deal.