BIG Festival 2019 Awards Submissions to Close On April 26

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Update: BIG Festival has revised the submission dates for both the submissions for the awards section and the Nordic Game Discovery Challenge. The new revised dates are as follows:

  • New BIG Festival Awards Submission Deadline: May 5, 2019
  • New Nordic Games Discovery Challenge Deadline: May 6, 2019

The forms linked below can be used to submit entries to both of the events before the newly announced deadlines.


BIG or Brazil’s Independent Games Festival has announced today that it will be closing the submissions for its awards section on April 26, 2019. BIG is Latin America’s largest indie gaming expo and currently, entries are live for developers who want to enter themselves for a chance to be reviewed by its panel of industry specialists.

BIG Festival is a multilateral business and technology event that gives game developers from all over the world a platform where they can be recognized for their work and get the respect they deserve in the field. Developers bring along their creations and it helps them reach a global market by making international relations at the event.

The event takes place in São Paulo from June 26 to 30 and it highlights the growth of the Brazilian games industry along with international relations that it has forged as well as the talent it is fostering on the worldwide video game scene. In the latest international event, Nordic Game Discovery Challenge (NGDC) has partnered with BIG Festival to launch the first qualifier in Brazil.

Video Credit: BIG Festival 2018 – EN from Bits Productions on Vimeo.

The NGDC is a global competition which finds promising games that have potential to grow and brings them together to battle for prizes. Season IV of the Pitch Battle is taking place later this year on June 27 and the winner will be taking the spot in the Grand Finals at Nordic Games 2020 in Malmö, Sweden. This year, the following Awards are present at the BIG Festival.

  • Best Game
  • Best Brazilian Game
  • Best Latin AmTrophy
  • Best Student Game
  • Innovation
  • Best Art
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Sound
  • People’s Choice
  • BIG Impact: Educational Category
  • BIG Impact: Social Matters Category
  • Best in VR
  • Best Game for Kids​
  • BIG Diversity
  • Best Multiplayer game

Earlier, BIG was also present at GDC 2019 where it showed the world some of the best video games to come out from Brazil’s indie game scene. If you are want to submit your own game for NGDC’s coveted grand prize, you can head over to the submission page and enter your game before the deadline which is June 13, 3019.

If you want to submit your game for any of the awards listed above, you can head over to the nomination form and fill it up for your game to be accessed by BIG Festival’s panel of esteemed judges. The submission deadline is April 26, 2019.

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