Game Development Track – Tabletop

#SFGE2021 – Make The Pitch

This year SFGE is teaming up with Tantrum House and ProtoATL to spotlight game creators and designers in a way that has worked amazingly at TantrumCon! The events will feature a Pitch Tune-Up Workshop to help designers prepare for pitching their games followed by a Pitch-A-Thon where they can put that practice into action live! In addition we will have secondary events that may be useful in perfecting your perfect game, playtesting tables and more.

Pitch Tune-Up Workshop (Friday 7pm)

Friday afternoon make your plans to attend our Pitch Tune-Up Workshop where you’ll learn the core principles of creating a strong pitch, techniques for explaining your game concepts clearly and concisely, and how to create intrigue and genuine interest in your game! Bring your existing prototypes or attend just for the free coaching. This workshop will provide valuable feedback from designers and publishers in the industry. Designers are welcome to bring their ideas in any state of development. You may have a full, shiny prototype, or some simple ideas using paper elements. It’s your words and vision that matter. The Workshop is FREE but please RSVP now (RSVP LINK) so that we can prepare for your attendance. 

Note: Free weekend pass to SFGE available to those who RSVP for workshop & Pitch-A-Thon. (SIGN-UP NOW: RSVP LINK)

Game Developer Social (Friday 9pm)

Game developers who participated in the Pitch Tune-up Workshop are invited to attend our Game Development Social. We provide the pizza and drink, you bring the conversation. This is the best way to meet other game developers and talk shop in a super friendly environment.
Note: Must register for the Pitch-Tune-Up and attend for invite

Pitch-A-Thon (Saturday 3pm)

Saturday afternoon at 3pm Tantrum House will be recording a LIVE Pitch-A-Thon Show which will give a select number of board game designers the opportunity to present their games to our in-person audience as well as to be recorded and broadcast across the YouTubes to Tantrum House’s 30k subscribers. Come pitch—or just watch!—your game on camera, and answer questions from our host of Designers, Publishers, and Media Personalities. We ask that designers have a working prototype to showcase their vision. Each pitcher will have up to three minutes to show off their game. 
2020 TantrumCon Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a108V85fMWc

Playtesting (Varies)

We have set aside special tables for our game developers to do some playtesting. Space is limited but what better way to show off your game than to hear feedback from the community. (Sign-Up for Playtesting Slot)

Best-In-Show Award

One lucky game will win our coveted “SFGE Best-In-Show Award”. The winning game not only goes home with the award but a free booth space at #SFGE2022. Your game will be evaluated throughout the entire process through our carefully selected judges. Could you take home the SFGE Best in Show Award?