Hotline Miami publisher invites indie developers to pitch game ideas on a bus

Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital are inviting independent developers attending the Game Developers Conference 2013 to pitch game ideas to them as part of the Pitch Fork Parker initiative.

Named after Devolver Digital's Chief Financial Officer Fork Parker, independent developers can pitch their ideas on a shuttle bus while hitching a ride to GDC (from their hotel rooms). The publisher is also available for pitch meetings off the bus.

Independent studios with successful pitches will receive development funding, marketing and public relations resources from Devolver Digital. Developers entering into the "non-sexual loving relationship" maintain complete creative freedom on the project.

"I was under the impression that 'being developer friendly' just meant buying them dinner, drinks, and possibly a sensual massage," Parker said on the Devolver Digital's Tumblr. "But our business development team is more in favor of honesty, integrity, and creative freedom so...you know...whatever."

Chris Pavia's RPG-influenced puzzle game, Dungeon Hearts was the result of last years Pitch Fork Parker initiative.

"Devolver Digital has given me opportunities that would have been nearly impossible to get on my own as a new, unknown developer," said Pavia. "Dungeon Hearts wouldn't be half the game it is now without their support. Also, they give the best back rubs."

The 2013 Game Developers Conference will take place March 25-29, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

SXSW 2013 will take place March 8-10, 2013 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas.

Full contact details and instructions are located on Devolver Digital's Tumblr.

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