FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: WILL DEVELOPERS HAVE TO GIVE OVER THE RIGHTS OF THEIR IP TO THE ORGANIZERS?
A: The organizers of this event have all volunteered to do this in the belief that we should promote the creation of new Philippine IP. All IP will remain the ownership of their creators. However, IP ownership may change depending on the specific deal a team closes with a publisher.
Q: DOES PROJECT PIGI PROVIDE FUNDING?
A: We don't provide funding. We simply act as a bridge and help developers reach out to potential partners and publishers to help them secure publishing and funding for their projects.
Q: AM I GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE FUNDING OR A PUBLISHING DEAL?
A: No. Funding and publishing deals are between the developers and the publishers. We don't get a say on how the negotiation goes. However, Project PIGI will do its best to help the developers polish their pitch decks and provide mentoring to have the best chances of landing a deal.
Q: WILL PROJECT PIGI BE PRESENT DURING THE NEGOTIATION DEALS?
A: No, but we would be happy to offer advice or answer any questions the developers might have about their deals to the best of our abilities.
Q: DOES PROJECT PIGI GET A CUT OF THE FUNDING I'LL RECEIVE FROM A PUBLISHER?
A: No. If the developer gets funding from a publisher, the money is theirs to keep and use to improve on their projects.
Q: MY GAME IS ALREADY RELEASED. CAN I STILL APPLY TO THE PROGRAM?
A: Sorry, we only accept unreleased games at the moment.
Q: MY GAME ALREADY HAS A PUBLISHER. CAN I STILL APPLY TO THE PROGRAM?
A: We only accept games that have no prior commitments or investments from publishers and other parties that legally require the developers to give away shares or royalties of their games.
Q: DOES PROJECT PIGI ACCEPT TABLETOP GAMES?
A: We only accept video games at the moment.
Q: DOES PROJECT PIGI ACCEPT ENTRIES FROM NON FILIPINO TEAMS?
A: Thank you for your interest! This is our first attempt at this event and we want to keep it local for now, so we only accept entries from Filipino teams.
Q: DOES THE TEAM NEED TO BE A REGISTERED COMPANY ALREADY?
A: No, but this will probably be a necessity should you seal a deal with a publisher, so it is something you should be preparing for in the future.
Q: I WASN'T SELECTED AS JUDGE'S CHOICE OR PEOPLE'S CHOICE. WILL PROJECT PIGI STILL HELP ME FIND A PUBLISHER?
A: Yes, we will assist all finalists in communicating with a publisher.
Q: I WASN'T SELECTED TO BE A FINALIST. WILL PROJECT PIGI STILL HELP ME FIND A PUBLISHER?
A: Sorry, but no. We are focused on assisting the finalists; however, if an entry interests one of the partners or the organizers, they may decide to reach out to you individually to see if they can help you.