I really dug the premise of the Serious Sam Indie Series. Presumably, that initiative was successful, because Devolver Digital wants to hear independent developers pitch games at GDC 2012.
Apparently, hopefuls will have as much time as it takes the Devolver Digital bus to circle San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The “three best game prototypes, demos or pitches” will get funds to complete the project and a publishing deal. This would sound like a joke coming from any other company.
They’re “also interested in forming new relationships with talented developers to create similar games for an as-yet-announced new IP,” akin to the way the Serious Sam Series was handled. Interested parties can send an email to pitchfork [at] devolverdigital [dot] com to set up a meeting (details).
And here’s the obligatory Fork Parker quote: “The only thing I love more than money is working with talented indie developers to make their sweet ass games even sweeter. Attractive twenty-something ladies and lobster nachos are pretty high on the list too.”