One of my favorite sessions each year at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle is the “Pitch Your Game Idea” session, also known as the American Idol of Video Games, in which avid gamers, um, pitch their game ideas to a panel of industry insiders.
It’s a not-very-serious, often funny and occasionally insightful look at what makes a good game, and what makes a bad one.
I missed it this year. Many other regulars might have, too, because it happened to be scheduled opposite the Q&A with Penny Arcade business guru Robert Khoo. Fortunately, there’s video available. I’m watching it now (on the flight to Santa Monica for Amazon’s event tomorrow morning) so I thought I’d post it here for anyone who wants to watch along with me.
The video come courtesy of Seattle’s Tim Ellis, better known as real estate blogger “The Tim,” who makes an appearance at 25:12 and later, doing quite well with his pitch for “Velvet Wings of Calamity.” (I won’t say how well, so as not to ruin the surprise.)
At any rate, enjoy, and vote for your favorites in the comments below.