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Project PIGI (Philippine Indie Games Initiative) is a collaboration of three established independent game studios in the Philippines: Ranida Games, Squeaky Wheel, and Yangyang Mobile.

 

We're united in the belief that owning and propagating Philippine-made IP will cement the status of the Philippines as a player in the game development industry. Our goal is to bridge the divide between Filipino game developers and publishers in order to stimulate the creation of new IPs.

 

Developers around the Philippines are invited to submit their game prototypes to be reviewed by a panel of experts. Up to 10 teams (finalists) will be selected and will receive intensive mentoring to take their games to the next level.

 

The culminating event will be a pitch day wherein the developers will showcase their games to local and international viewers.

TIMELINE

Stage 1: Call for Entries & Game Dev Panels

AUGUST 2021 - JANUARY 2022

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Stage 1 will take 6 months and features monthly game dev panels that talk about the process of making games from conceptualization to pitching. At the end of this stage, we will ask developers to submit their game prototypes to be reviewed by a panel of experts. 

Stage 2: Finalist Selection & Mentoring

Up to 10 teams (finalists) will be selected to receive additional support from Mentors. Mentors will advise these finalists so they can polish their prototypes and create their pitch decks over a period of 3 months.

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APRIL 2022

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JANUARY 2022 - MARCH 2022

Stage 3: Pitch Day

The Pitch Day is a one day event wherein the selected finalists will pitch their games to local and international viewers, as well as platforms and publishers that may seek to fund their games.

ORGANIZERS

 
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Danni Taylan

Yangyang Mobile

Co-founder of Yangyang Mobile, an award-winning indie game development studio that focuses on the creation of original IPs. Also a board member of the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP).

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John Pineda

Founder of Yangyang Mobile, an award-winning indie game development studio that focuses on the creation of original IPs. Also a graduate of the Google Play Indie Class Accelerator, Batch of 2019.

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Chief Operating Officer of Squeaky Wheel Studio Inc. and Co Founder of Developers Connect PH. An experienced Community Development Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and telecommunication industry. 

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Walter Manalo

Ranida Games

Co-founder & managing partner of Ranida Games. Handles business development, contract negotiations, fundraising, and sponsorships. Board member of Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) from 2019 – 2023.

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Ryan Sumo

Squeaky Wheel Studio

Co-founder of Squeaky Wheel, now at Paradox Interactive. Worked 10 years in the industry starting from J2me mobile games before going freelance and creating artwork for cult classic indie games Spacechem and Prison Architect. IGDA Manila chairperson circa 2010 and cofounder of Urban Sketchers Philippines.

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Marica Uchida

Squeaky Wheel Studio

VOLUNTEERS

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Kenzie Du

Games reviewer and journalist at VirtualSEA. Currently works as a mobile game project manager at IGG Philippines.