ABOUT THE PROGRAM
RULES & REGULATIONS
To qualify for the program, developers must adhere to the following rules:
Project PIGI only accepts digital video games that are not yet published or released.
The game being submitted shouldn’t have any previous investment and/or publishers to whom the team legally owes royalties.
The lead developer or representative for each team must be a Filipino citizen, or a resident of the Philippines. The team’s core members should also be based in the Philippines.
Team size is limited to 1-50 members only.
Developers must be of legal age (18 and above).
Developers must be able to provide working demos or prototypes of their games.
All interested teams must accomplish our official registration form found here.
Submission period is from August 2021 to February 28, 2022.
The organizers will invite independent and veteran game developers, video game journalists, and other individuals familiar with game development, to evaluate each of the submitted games. The evaluators will use the following criteria to select the program’s finalists:
Does this concept show uniqueness within its genre or does it create a new model/game mechanic? Value will be given to teams who identify their game’s inspiration (other games) and show how they’ve combined those elements into a new and interesting concept.
How does the game’s overall art concept fit within the game and is it appealing to the target market? Value will be given to teams who have quality art concepts; however, panelists will not place weight on the level of completion or complexity of the art. Instead, focus will be placed on art as an isolated element relating to the overall project.
Each team should be able to explain the unique elements of their game and its core mechanics. How creative is the implementation of the mechanics? Is the gameplay engaging enough? Does it take into account the user’s experience?
The goal of Project PIGI is to help Filipino game developers create marketable game IPs. Does the team have a good sense of their game's business model? Do they understand their core market / audience? Each team should be able to explain the core business model and which elements they expect to monetize, and how they will effectively reach their target market.
Finalists will be contacted via email to let them know that they've been selected to proceed in the next phase of the program. As a finalist, you'll receive intensive feedback and mentoring from successful game developers. The goal of the mentoring phase is to help you polish your game and pitch deck in order to give you the best chances of securing a publishing deal.
Finalists will also take part in the program’s culminating event, the Pitch Day, wherein they will showcase and pitch their games to local and international viewers. The best presentations will be awarded the following:
Project PIGI will also post each finalist’s presentations, prototypes and team information on its website for further promotion.