VR Indie Pitch

The VR Indie Pitch is a mammoth developer pitching competition open to all types of independent developers working on VR, wherever they are based. (If you’re pitching a regular mobile game, head over to our Very Big Indie Pitch.)

At the event, a host of leading VR game journalists will be gathered together with partner judges to run the rule over a selection of pre-filtered games.

The developers are allowed 4 minutes (3 mins pitch, 1 min Q&A) to pitch to each judge table in a ‘speed dating’ style. Once everyone has pitched, the judges confer and pick the finalists who progress through to pitch live to an expert panel of judges for the Grand Prize.

Aside from the chance to get their game in front of the leading media influencers and potential publisher partners, this VR Indie Pitch also rewards the top developers with a share of a promotional prize package worth $7,000.

Tuesday 19 September 2017
9am – VR Expo opens – please have your demo set up and ready (tables and power provided)

Wednesday 20 September 2017
10am – Intro and instruction for the VR Indie Pitch
10.30am – Start of the VR Indie Pitch
12.30pm – End of the VR Indie Pitch
5.30pm – VR Indie Pitch FINAL announced (Hall F)

A representative from Immersion
Steve Tackle, Editor – The Virtual Report
Plus more to be announced shortly

Pitching Process
Between 10.30am – 12.30pm on Wednesday (Day 2) a team of judges will come one by one led by myself to your expo table in order to check out your game.

You will have approximately 7 minutes to show each of our judges your game and tell them about it. After that they will move on to the next table until they have played all of the games.

After this all the judges will deliberate and we will announce the winner on stage at the end of the day alongside the winners of the Mobile Very Big Indie Pitch, and the PC Indie Pitch.

1st = $3000 of advertising spend on Steel Media Websites
2nd = $1,500 of advertising spend on Steel Media Websites
3rd = $1,000 of advertising spend on Steel Media Websites


  • You don’t need to prepare any slides, just come with your game and VR equipment, and show the judges the game play whilst you talk about the it.
  • Wifi can be patchy at the venues so ideally have your game offline to avoid any issues.
  • You will not be pitching on stage to a room full of people! Don’t worry the meetings are between you and one or two judges at a time only.
  • Yes you can bring your colleagues and friends to watch if you need more tickets please let me know.
  • Yes do bring along any swag, stickers and business cards to give to the judges!
  • Here are some tips to help you prepare (it was originally written for mobile developers, but many of the points still stand)
  • And a useful info pack

Submissions to the XR Connects Helsinki 2017
VR Indie Pitch are now OPEN!