Japan’s Largest Indie Game Festival INDIE Live Expo is back for 2021

Written by Contributor

February 9, 2021

The INDIE Live Expo Board is proud to announce that the third iteration of “INDIE Live Expo” will be broadcasted live on Saturday, June 5th, 2021.

Additionally, the organizers also have begun accepting entries for games to be exhibited at the event.

Streaming Platforms

Japanese broadcast

English broadcast

Chinese broadcast

Indie Expo Live will be introducing a large number of indie titles. They also plan to showcase hot new games selected especially for the broadcast, and a special projects segment is also scheduled. A slew of other must-see features is also in the works, including a live music segment and more.

*Program details will be announced at a later date.

The organizers are currently looking for game info to be introduced in the “INDIE Live Expo 2021” broadcast. They will welcome contacts from those who would like to announce their latest projects during the program. Information on titles that have already been announced or which are already available is also more than welcome.

Entry period: February 5th, 2021 (Fri.) 17:30 ~ April 19th, 2021 (Mon.) 16:00 (JST)

Entry form: https://indie.live-expo.games/news/en/856/

*Titles entered will be examined for consideration by the INDIE Live Expo Board. Also, in the event that the number of entries received is too large for every entry to be included in the program, titles to be introduced will be handpicked by the INDIE Live Expo Board.

New Official English Twitter Account & Special Campaign

In order to spread the word as widely as possible among indie gamers, an official English Twitter account for the event was created.

To commemorate the opening of the official English account, the organizers will be holding a special Follow & Retweet campaign.

How to Enter

1. Follow the official INDIE Live Expo English Twitter account (@INDIELiveExpoEN)

2. Like and Retweet the designated tweet

3. Five users will be selected from among those who have completed Steps 1 & 2 by 11:59 pm on February 28th, 2021 (PST) to receive a set of five Steam codes, one each for the titles Bright Memory, TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity, DEEEER Simulator, Fight Crab, and Mad Father. (Provided by PLAYISM)

*Only those who continue to follow the specified account on the day of winner selection will be considered eligible. Any users who have unfollowed the account by the time of selection will not be eligible to win.

*Winners will be notified via direct message on Twitter.

*Only residents of the United States will be eligible to receive the keys.


In order to help ensure that the “INDIE Live Expo” can continue to thrive, the organizers are currently looking for sponsors/collaborators as detailed below.

Cutoff date (Stage 1): March 31st, 2021 (Wed.) 11:59 pm (JST)

Sponsorship inquiries: https://indie.live-expo.games/news/en/855/

Broadcast Supporters Wanted

They are also on the lookout for companies and individuals who would be interested in running online simulcasts of the broadcast, regardless of language or platform.

Support broadcast application form: https://forms.gle/seQrdtyFkPv4f6Uz8

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