iMore has been known to cover a gaming event or two, whether it’s E3, GDC, or even PAX. These shows offer a great chance for us to learn about hot games coming to iOS as well as interview our favorite game developers.
This week we’ll be attending a new mobile industry event for the first time: Apps World. This one takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California on February 5th and 6th. Apps World is special to me for two reasons. For one, it’s the first event I’ll be covering for iMore. And two: I’ll be representing Mobile Nations as a judge at a contest for game developers called the Big Indie Pitch during the event. The Big Indie Pitch is open to the public if you register in advance.
This event is dedicated to mobile games and apps; just the kind of stuff we love to play and use on our iPhones and iPads. Targeted at mobile developers and exhibitors, the event consists of two days of panels, discussions, and exhibits dedicated to producing better mobile software and technology. Check out the Apps World website to learn more.
While Apps World’s workshops will be dedicated to a number of mobile topics like TV apps, HTML5, and monetization, the subject we’re most interested in is gaming. Tons of iOS developers will be exhibiting and speaking at the event, so we’ll be sure to hit them up for all the gaming news and interviews we can get our hands on.
Big Indie Pitch
Sponsored by AppFlood/Papaya Mobile and Pocket Gamer, the Big Indie Pitch is a special opportunity for indie game developers to pitch their games to the press. If we like what we see, our coverage will help those developers’ games get noticed.
30 small-sized development teams (four members or less) will have three minutes each to promote one of their games to the judges. The winning game gets pitched to the entire audience at the end of the event.
This year’s judges include:
- Paul Acevedo, Your friendly neighborhood Games Editor, Mobile Nations (Android Central, iMore, Windows Phone Central)
- Andre F. Bourque, Managing Editor, Technorati
- Steve Peterson, West Coast Editor, GamesIndustry.biz, [a]listdaily
- Jeff Scott, Editor In Chief, 148Apps
- Zoya Street, Deputy Editor, GamesBrief
- Michael Ehrenberg, Former App Store Marketing Manager, Apple
- Martine Paris, US Editor, Pocket Gamer
- Fernando Pizarro, GM Americas, PapayaMobile
The Big Indie Pitch takes place from 2-4:30PM this Thursday, February 6th in San Francisco. For more details or a free pass, head over to EventBrite.
Stay tuned this week and next for our Apps World and Big Indie Pitch coverage. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for all of those stories, and then follow me directly @PaulRAcevedo for even more madness from the event.