Middleware specialist Criterion Software is set to host LivePitch GameOn! at the Austin Game Conference, an event aimed at allowing developers to pitch their ideas directly to suitable publishers at the show.
The initiative is an extension of Criterion's GameOn! matchmaking service, which provides opportunities for developers to meet with and pitch games at leading publishers - including Konami, Microsoft, Namco, Sammy, THQ and Ubi Soft, to name but a few.
LivePitch will run throughout the Austin Game Conference, which is to be held on September 11 and 12 this year, and developers can apply to take part in the program for free. The LivePitch website has more information and an application form for developers to complete.
The Austin Game Conference features a number of other interesting features, with a strong focus on multiplayer gaming - including keynotes from Star Wars Galaxies designer Raph Koster and Mythic Entertainment CEO Mark Jacobs.
There are four multiplayer online games tracks (tech, design, service and production), as well as other tracks focusing on the development pipeline and the mobile market.
You can find more information at the conference website.