Japan 2.5D Stage Play World: Anime, Manga & Game Theater Online Festival

LIVE VIEWING JAPAN Inc. is delighted to announce on July 16 that it will hold “Japan 2.5D Stage Play World: Anime, Manga & Game Theater Online Festival 2021,” screening three popular shows online with English subtitles.


  • Live Spectacle “NARUTO”: August 6 – August 12
  • My Hero Academia The “Ultra” Stage: August 13 – August 19
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical Nogizaka46 ver.
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2021 Nordic Game Awards Winners

Nordic Game announced the winners of the annual Nordic Game Awards during NG21 May, the spring edition of its biannual games industry conference. The night’s big winner was the Mørkredd from Norwegian developer Hyper Games, which won three of its five nominations, including Nordic Game of the Year.

The 2021 ceremony also introduced the Best European Game award category, showcasing the very best European games from beyond the Nordic region.… Read the rest

Columbus Interactive Media Festival, Sande Chen talks game design & writing

Grammy nominated writer Sande Chen, who was nominated for a Writers Guild award for her work on The Witcher game, shares her insights on game design and writing June 12 with the virtual Columbus Interactive Media Festival. Chen speaks both on game writing and designing games that attract non-toxic communities.

“Sande Chen is one of those rare people who has driven innovation both in game and narrative design,” said Andrew Greenberg, executive director of the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA).… Read the rest

Farming Simulator 22, FarmCon 21 event to be streamed in July

Farming Simulator 22 will be the main theme of this year’s FarmCon: The online event by publisher and developer GIANTS Software will be streamed from July 21st to July 23rd on the company’s official Twitch channel and provide a variety of insights into the game and its technology. Everyone is invited to watch the free stream and take an in-depth look at the new instalment of the series coming in Q4 this year.… Read the rest

Animanga’s Anime & Cosplay Convention at Ontario, CA – July 30-Aug 1

With the news that California will be opening up this summer, Animanga 2021 has confirmed its convention is on schedule at the Ontario Convention Center in California this July 30-Aug. 1.

The popular venue will allow attendees to enjoy the anime, gaming, and cosplay activities the convention is known for while maintaining healthy social distancing and sufficient space for vendors and attendees to fit comfortably.… Read the rest

The National Videogame Museum Reopens to Visitors on 21st May

The National Videogame Museum (NVM) has announced that it will be reopening to the public on Friday 21st May, for the first time in over 6 months. Save a brief reopening period in late Summer 2020, the Sheffield museum and visitor attraction has been closed since 16th March 2020. As an independent museum, this attraction is only able to reopen after running multiple fundraising campaigns, most notably their JustGiving campaign back in March 2020 which was supported by members of the Sheffield public and after receiving support from the Culture Recovery Fund.… Read the rest

2021 BIG Festival Independent Game Awards Winners

Brazil’s Independent Games (BIG) Festival, the largest independent games festival in Latin America, announced the winners of the 2021 BIG Festival Independent Game awards.

With more than 100 finalists, narrowing down the choices wasn’t easy for the jury composed of 50 top-notch international professionals — especially in a country with such an explosive indie scene.… Read the rest

USC Games 5th Yearly Expo, Virtual Showcase Streaming Live May 15, 2021

USC Games, North America’s No. 1 game design program, collaborating with long-term partner, Jam City—will feature the game designers and developers of tomorrow at their annual USC Games Expo, the largest school-hosted gaming event in the world. Building on last year’s highly successfully livestreamed event, returning host Geoff Keighley, will launch the multi-hour event that will premiere on May 15th, 2021 at 12PM PST on twitch.tv/USCGamesRead the rest