BitSummit 2018 comes to Tokyo
Hot on the heels of our most successful BitSummit ever, Vol. 6 held this past May, BitSummit is hitting the road and coming to Tokyo! We’re spreading the indie love around with a new Roadshow event to be held September, 19th 2018, the day before Tokyo Game Show. BitSummit has always been about great games, interesting speakers, amazing music, and most importantly, an awesome community. With BitSummit Roadshow: Tokyo, we’re ready to bring that same experience to fans new and old to Tokyo!
Tickets for BitSummit Roadshow: Tokyo are on sale now at Peatix! For just 2000 yen (with one drink ticket included), enjoy awesome indie games, music and guests! Plus partake in our signature game-themed cocktails and free food provided by our generous sponsors, Usquaebach Whisky and Unity!
The show will take place on September, 19th 2018 in Daikanyama’s UNIT, Saloon, and UNICE, a trio of adjacent spaces that will each host different content. In UNICE, gamers will be able to check out over 30 of the latest and greatest in indie games. Just a short walk down the stairs will take you into UNIT, our feature stage where we’ll have guests such as Platinum’s Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya, and a presentation by Tokyo Indies! We’re no strangers to amazing musical guests, and this year we’re welcoming Mega Ran, Hally (VORC), and KEIZOmachine of HIFANA. Next to UNIT is Saloon, a VIP speakeasy where media and guests will be able to mingle.
5:30: Open for Media, VIPs, and Guests
6:00: Open to General Public
6:30: Live Stage @ UNIT starts!
Atsushi Inaba & Hideki Kamiya of Platinum Games
KEIZOmachine of HIFANA
BitSummit Roadshow: Tokyo wouldn’t be possible without contributions of our Platinum Sponsor Cygames, Gold Sponsor Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan, and Silver Sponsors, DDM, DANGEN Entertainment, TapTap, and Mutan, Concept Design and their continued dedication to indie game creators. We also have a stellar group of publishers and developers, whose killer games have helped make BitSummit what it is today.
Additional information regarding special guest speakers, musicians, and sponsors will be unveiled next week. Please bookmark the BitSummit website or follow our Twitter or Facebook channels for the latest announcements.
Platinum Sponsor – Cygames
Silver Sponsors – DANGEN Entertainment. DDM, Mutan, TapTap, Concept Design
Bronze Sponsors – Utomik, Inti Creates, Unity, UNTIES
BitSummit Roadshow: Tokyo is produced by Japan Independent Games Association (JIGA) and BlackSheep.
Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA) Members: Digital Development Management Inc., Skeleton Crew Studio, Q-Games Ltd, Pygmy Studio Co., Ltd.
BitSummit is an annual festival based in Kyoto, celebrating independent game developers and development in Japan. Founded in late-2012 to support, unify, and evangelize the vibrant and innovative Japanese independent game development scene to the world at large, BitSummit has established itself Japan’s premier independent gaming event, attracting thousands of visitors annually, as well as a notable, International media presence. BitSummit has been covered by every leading gaming website around the world, and featured in print publications such as Weekly Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, Games™, EDGE and more. BitSummit has also been the focus of panel discussions at Game Developers Conference, IndieCade, IndieCade East, and CEDEC. BitSummit continues to grow alongside the burgeoning Japanese independent development scene.