The Indie Game Fest: Event Highlights
Indie games are created by a single dev or small team with a dream.
At the Indie Game Fest, we aim to shine the spotlight on these independent works
by bringing them together with game commentary--putting controllers in the hands
of popular creators and game commentators for insightful, live exchange in a series
of stage presentations like no other.
We are a trade show event with the future of games in mind. We believe what
the business needs to move forward is creators with a vision, and a chance for game
commentators to make their mark. Here at the Indie Game Fest, we intend to support
the industry on both these points.
Our corner will feature over 50 titles and a spectacular roster of big indie names.
Passionate creators from 10 countries will take to the stage themselves to explain
their games and game-making philosophies.
Highlight Events !
■Commentary by the Scene's Finest: Edition 1
Touhou Project is one of the most successful indie game franchises in Japan,
with its success spilling over into other such entertainment media as comics
and music. The newest Toho title, Touhou Kishinjo: Double Dealing Character,
will be receiving a very special stage presentation, with series creator Team
Shanghai Alice's "ZUN" appearing personally to play alongside celebrities
from the commentator community. All eyes will be on this event as it makes
Japanese indie gaming history!
■Developer's Diary: A Summer of Game-Making
This corner will introduce a very special game developed with the help of famous
commentators themselves, in a collaborative venture with the "Dream² Creator"
program airing on TV Tokyo and Japanese video sharing site Nico Nico.
The colorful personalities of Dogma Kazami, Hangetaro, and Minami Momochi
will gather to explain their unique vision for this wild title, as well as the process
behind its birth.
■Commentary by the Scene's Finest: Edition 2 (featuring the Nico Nico Indie Game Fest)
Sponsored by Dwango, the Nico Nico Indie Game Fest is the scene's largest
indies game contest, with its first edition held from January to March earlier this year.
Over 400 titles were submitted, and countless fans crammed the halls of
the following awards ceremony, streamed online as part of a Nico Nico conference
in April. Expect an in-depth discussion on the contest's winning titles, in addition to
other indie games currently gaining momentum on Nico Nico. Dwango staff will also
be sharing details regarding the next contest.
■Indie Game Creators Panel:The World of Game Development
A panel discussion by creators hailing from the indie, console, and mobile worlds.
Why are they making games? What are their thoughts about the industry's present?
Its future? Answers to these questions and more will be heard as the devs lay out
their unique philosophies behind what they do.