Remember that idea you had for a game that is going to revolutionise the medium?
You know. The one about the marine and the gun and the alien invasion and the explosion? Well, now you have the opportunity to put someone else’s money where your mouth is. At this year’s Game Developer’s Conference in San Fransisco, Serious Sam 3: BFE publisher Devolver Digital is offering indie developers the opportunity to pitch their game idea to the publisher’s CFO Fork Parker.
In a novel twist, the publisher has hired a pitching bus, and will be driving the vehicle around the Moscone Center in San Fransisco, inviting you to step aboard and sell your idea while en route to your dreams. Or Alcatraz. One or the other. Developers lucky enough to have their idea accepted will earn funding and a publishing deal from Devolver Digital.
In a similar model to the publisher’s recent Serious Sam Indie Series (which worked alongside Mommy’s Best Games, Vlambeer, and Be-Rad Entertainment), eventually these partnerships will be used to develop a series of games based on an unannounced new IP.
"Devolver has done quite well in it’s first two years with the Serious Sam franchise — including the Serious Sam Indie Series — and we’re ready to spread our wings a bit and work with more of this generation of super-indies," said Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson. "It’s a great time to be small!"
The "Pitch Fork Parker" bus project will take place from 5-9 March, 2012.