Tokyo Game Show’s Indie Game Area (Type A) is an exhibition area for independent game developers across the world, regardless of their status as professionals or amateurs, corporations or individuals, and their nationalities. This year, 295 developers applied for this area from every corner of the world. After the selection process, 86 independent game developers from 22 countries/regions were carefully selected as exhibitors. The area features original Indie titles that provide fresh game experiences.
As game’s distribution forms change, indie games are stirring up a global movement. The Indie Game Area welcomes its 6th year and have expanded the number of booths from 64 to 86. After the serious selection, independent game developers from 22 countries/regions were selected as exhibitors of “Indie Game Area.” In addition, the total number of exhibitors has reached a record 154 individuals and organizations when combined with the number of corporate exhibitors. Independent game developers around the world, regardless of them being professionals/amateurs and corporations/individuals, will exhibit their original titles.
|Name of exhibitors||Country/Region|
|Baroque Decay||Hong Kong|
|Electronic Motion Games||France|
|fla Game Studio||Taiwan|
|Gamestry Lab||Hong Kong|
|Home Bear Studio||Hong Kong|
|Mad Gear Games||Spain|
|Miniature Game Studio||Iran|
|Nishikinohojo / Hojo Games||Japan|
|Pon Pon Games||Japan|
|Rabbit Soft Worker’s||Japan|
|Richie’s Plank Experience||Australia|
|Squeaky Wheel Studio||Philippines|
|The Voxel Agents||Australia|
|TPM.CO SOFT WORKS||Japan|
|Yozawiza production team||Japan|
Sense of Wonder
Sense of Wonder Night (SOWN) casts a spotlight on game developers to discover game ideas that make everyone feel a sense of surprise that their world changed at the moment they saw or heard the concept—in other words, “a sense of wonder”—and give developers an opportunity to present their work at the TOKYO GAME SHOW.
The aim of SOWN is to call for new game ideas that will catch people by surprise and give them a “Sense of Wonder”- a sense that something will change in their world – right at the instant of first seeing or hearing about the concept. Entering its 11st year, SOWN 2018 will feature presentations by 8 finalists from 4 countries, chosen from among the 86 developers exhibiting in the Indie Game Area (Type A).
|RPG TIME: The Legend of Wright||DESK WORKS||Japan|
|The Inner Friend||PLAYMIND||Canada|
|Richie’s Plank Experience||Richie’s Plank Experience||Australia|
|Zen Bound 2||Secret Exit||Japan|
|The Gardens Between||The Voxel Agents||Australia|