2023 BRIEFS - Call for Games

  • drawing of a pig at a drumset, yellow pants, rest in black and white

BRIEFS is a micro publishing initiative that gives out small grants for small digital games.

Think jam sized. Think €1000 for that effort. You will find a link to submit a project at the bottom of this page, but do read carefully what is required beforehand.


We want to see games done fast, rather than games that can be played fast. It’s up to you whether to make an infinitely replayable game with questionable presentation, or a two-second game with almost AAA production. We recommend spending no more than 40 hours on development in total. What you make with it is up to you.

We are looking for a digital game playable on a windows PC. Other platforms and OS are up to you. We’re not accepting analog or tabletop games. Our curators disagree on details, Georg loves web builds, Zhenia prefers executables, so take your pick.

The game shouldn’t have any unintentional game-breaking bugs upon delivery. The game needs to be completed by late August 2023.


What do you think about when you hear “PIGS”? I’m sure you’re going to start with cops (if you are American) or communists (if you are Russian). Maybe Ms. Piggy! We encourage you to go beyond that and explore what PIGS can mean. The Briefs team doesn’t want you to make a specific game, we want your take on the theme. What game can be viewed through the lens of PIGS, with protagonist PIGS, with villainous PIGS, with important PIGS? What game can be about PIGS? We’re very excited to see your pitches because ...

PIGS are propaganda.

PIGS are communists, capitalists, fascists, rebels, peasants, royalty, English, German, French, Russians, Americans, everyone.

PIGS never see the sky above the horizon.

PIGS are the most compatible organ donors to humans.

PIGS are truffles and greed.

PIGS are cute, feral and wild.

PIGS are symbols, PIGS are style, PIGS are enlightenment.

PIGS rule farms.

PIGS are Satan.

PIGS are anyone or anything we’re told to hate and dismiss. PIGS are the swinish embrace and the stubborn rebellion.

PIGS are us. PIGS are punk. PIGS are legends.

Send your PIGS pitches and remember: “Better be a pig than a fascist.” Porko Rosso

Further Listening, Reading & Watching

Porko Rosso, Ghibli
Spirited Away, Ghibli
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Journey to the West, Wu Cheng'en
Beyond Good and Evil, Ubisoft
Hogs of War, Infogrames
Piggies, Beatles
War Pigs, Black Sabbath
Any propaganda
Any cop media
And so much more.



The deadline for submitting is July 29!

Curated by Georg Hobmeier and Evgeni Puzankov.