The first and only independent games festival in Latin America, BIG is
held annually as an international, non-profit and "free-for-all"
event, supported by theBrazilian
Association (Abragames)and key government partners. Its main goal is to showcase the best of
independent games while also offering a hub for business networking.
Indie developers from all around the world can
submit their games to BIG. The selected games will be exhibited to a large audience
in São Paulo and all of them will be available to play at the event venue.
In 2014, more than 450 games from 36 different countries were submitted
to BIG that welcomed 8,000+ visitors. Building on the success of BIG 2014, organizers expect an even larger
event this year:
·1000+ industry professionals
·20+ renowned international speakers
·200+ Brazilian companies
·300+ one-on-one meetings
·30+ Panels, Keynotes & Workshops
Brazil is the largest game market in Latin
America and the 11th worldwide. It is the world’s 4th largest ICT market, the 3rd
largest base of active internet users, the 2nd largest base of Facebook and
Twitter users and the 4th largest base of mobile devices.
BIG also hosts an International Competition to
reward the best independent games of each year in the following categories:
·Best Educational Game
·Brazilian Award (restricted to Brazilian games)
·People’s Choice Award
The Awards Ceremony will take place on July 2,
Besides the above ones, seven top-notch
Brazilian projects will be competing for the best game under the “BIG Starter”
umbrella and two awards shall be granted: