Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect!

By now you should feel super confident in your game idea, so while it’s fresh in your mind, create a short sharp video pitch to sell your game idea to the masses!

 

Using all of the content you’ve created over the past 3 missions it’s time to fuse it all together into a nice, easy to digest package. We’ll be displaying all of your pitches together on the Game Changers site as resources for past, present and future Game Changers to enjoy.

We know what you’re thinking: “What does a video pitch even look like?” Well, fortunately for you, we’ve got a great example right here:

 

Your task for this quest is to create a video pitch that’s between 2 – 3 minutes in length. The pitch needs to answer the following questions, in whichever order best suits your pitches style:

  1. What is your Game?
    Use your game proposal from the first mission and adapt it into a script for your pitch. Use it to inform your audience about your game concept.
  2. How do you play it?
    Refer to the rulebook, storyboards, and designs that you created for the second mission to describe how your game is played, what it’s like to play, and what players will learn by taking part. If your game solves a specific problem, do you best to explain this to your audience as clearly as possible.
  3. Introduce your team
    Using media and feedback from mission 3 explain how you’re going to make your game, and if you’re team consists of more than one person, introduce member and explain their role within the team as you head into the Game Sprint.

Finally, take a few moments to summarise your pitch to conclude your video.

Be clear, be concise, and above all, be confident in your delivery. Treat your pitch like it’s a video for a Kickstarter campaign, just without the pledges for money! It’s important that your video is engaging, so learn your lines, pitch in from of your friends and colleagues to really help to polish your delivery. Then, when you’ve got your pitch dead on, hit that record button!

Once your pitch is complete, upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, or your video platform of choice, make it publicly viewable and share it in the GC community with the #GCpitch hashtag.

Resources

Gamasutra – How To Pitch Your Project To Publishers

Some useful thoughts on how to pitch your game. Some areas covered are not relevant to what you are making, but can still provide useful information to help you develop a great pitch, so check it out!

How to Pitch your Game to Publishers

Same as above; here is some advice on how to pitch your game. Some areas covered are not relevant to what you are making, but can still provide useful information to help you develop a great pitch, so check it out!

Five Tips for Making a Killer Kickstarter Video

Excluding the parts about raising money, the tips in this video are really useful for recommending best practices for your pitch video. Check it out!

Adobe Spark Video – Video Creation Made Easy!

Adobe Spark Video is a simple video creation tool which allows for rich, easy to make video presentations. Once more, its free to use! Remember though, don’t sign up unless you agree to the T&C’s!

To play a game well, you need to know how it works! Game design thinking will help us to inject fun in problem solving. As part of the Game Changers community, we will go through the missions and quests towards understanding the secret to game design and the relevance in learning. And most of all, we will have fun and gain new skills in the process.

Game Design Thinking
Sylvester Arnab, GC Team

Say hello to the group and share your thoughts and what your skills are. You never know when you might want to trade knowledge and skills to make your games better! We believe in learning together and from each other, so jump in!

Community
Kate Green, GC Team
The Game Changers programme is all about being open and sharing your ideas with the wider community, read our Open Guidelines for suggestions of great platforms you can use to share your work!
Open Platforms
Alex Masters, GC Team