Publishers

Fail Faster, Meeple Syrup and D6 Publisher Resources present:

Dear Publisher,

The hobby gaming industry is such an analogue industry, from our love of wooden meeples to the handshakes that seal the deal between publishers and designers at conventions around the world. With conventions sadly being a thing of the “Before Times”, Fail Faster and Meeple Syrup are joining together with D6 Publisher Resources to create an opportunity to get designers and publishers through these times and forward into the “After Times”.

What is The Pitch Project?

Designers submit sell sheets which are reviewed and ranked by industry experts, including the Fail Faster and Meeple Syrup team and other luminaries such as Stephen Buonocore, Kevin Wilson, Emerson Matsuuchi, and more (see Appendix A for a list of the complete jury). The top 50 designs are pitched to participating publishers, broken down by categories, during an online event that is scheduled for November 7, 2020. Each designer has a 5-minute scheduled time slot to pitch their game LIVE to ALL of the participating publishers at once. 

Value to Designers

With large gatherings being an issue, designers benefit from having access to many publishers in one space at one time. Designers are encouraged to attend workshops on sell sheet design and pitching led by Jay and Sen. Selected designers have scheduled times to pitch to every publisher in attendance of their category for 5 minutes.

Value to Publishers

Publishers have the opportunity to watch up to 50 pitches of games that have been hand selected by a panel of industry experts. Our scheduling allows publishers to focus their attention on the particular types of games that meet their current and future needs. Publishers can participate in as many of the categories that they’d like. Publishers have access to each of the winning sell sheets so the publishers can contact prospective designers after the event closes. Plus we’re partnering with BackerKit and they will provide the amount you pay to participate in The Pitch Project back to you for any game signed from this event!

$1000 credit on first print run of any game from Pitch Project that is manufactured with Panda Game Manufacturing. Valid for 2 years- expires November 2022

Categories of games being pitched

  • 1. Party Game
  • 2. Kids/Family Game
  • 3. Strategy Game

Publisher Packages

Bronze Package: $50 USD

  • Company Logo plus categories listed in the Designers’ Package
  • Minimum of 1 post on social media (Twitter and Facebook) that will include your brand’s tag
  • 50 Sell sheets with designers’ name and contact info so you can follow up at your convenience
  • 50 games pitched to you virtually
  • $50 of BacketKit services to any games signed from this event

Silver Package: $150 USD

  • In the Designer’s Package – One quarter of a page that you can use for the following:
  • Logo of company and categories you are interested in
  • A message about the kinds of games you’re looking for
  • An image of your latest game Link to your website
  • 3-5 minute video with Sen and/or Jay where you get to share the kinds of games you’re looking for. Will be packaged with up to 5 other publishers as one video.
  • Minimum of 3 posts on Social media (Twitter and Facebook) that will include your brand’s tag in advertising the event (Post will contain multiple publishers)
  • 30 day Banner ad and e-blast targeted towards retailers on www.corner-box.com
  • Up to 5% off of fullfillment from D6 Publisher Resources for one project
  • 50 sell sheets with designers name and contact info for you to follow up
  • 50 game pitched to you virtually
  • $150 of BackerKit services to any games signed from the event

Gold Package: $250 USD

  • Limit to 10 spots
  • We curate a shortlist of the top 5 pitches that are relevant to your brand
  • In the Designer’s Package – Half of a page that you can use for the following:
  • Logo of company and categories you are interested in
  • A message about the kinds of games you’re looking for
  • An image of your latest game Link to your website
  • Your games are used as examples in workshops
  • 15 minute video with Sen and/or Jay where you get to share the kinds of games you’re looking for. Will be packaged with up to 5 other publishers as one video.
  • Minimum of 3 posts on Social media (Twitter and Facebook) that will include your brand’s tag in advertising the event (Post will contain multiple publishers)
  • 30 day Banner ad and e-blast targeted towards retailers on www.corner-box.com
  • Up to 10% off of fulfillment from D6 Publisher Resources for one project
  • 50 sell sheets with designers name and contact info for you to follow up
  • 50 game pitched to you virtually
  • $250 of BackerKit services to any games signed from the event

Next Steps

  1. Contact Jay Cormier (jay@offthepagegames.com) to let him know which level you’re interested in. Remember that the Gold Package is limited to the first 10 publishers.
  2. The team will follow up to ensure they have all your assets to make your listing.
  3. Oct 24th: Winning sell sheets are announced and you can review them
  4. Nov 7th, 12pm-5pm EST: The Pitch Project event!



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