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2015 Tokyo Game Show Digest


Information source: http://www.famitsu.com/

In total, there were 268,446 people (historical top 2) attended Tokyo Game show this year, including around 60,000 people in business days and 200,000 people in general open days. There were 480 companies/organizations having their booths there and half of them are from oversea. Here are some interesting topics.

  • Indie Stream Award 2015
    • Thumper from Drool (http://www.drool.ws/) (PS4, Steam)
      • Prize of BEST OF INDIE STREAM, BEST OF SOUND and BEST OF TECHNICAL ARTS
      • Jury’s comment: A combination of classic rhythmic action, unbelievable speed and uncommon physical property that stimulates our various kinds of emotions with simple rules and let us feel the new future of games.
    • YAKAN HIKO from Dreeps (http://dreeps.net/) (iOS, $2.99)
      • Prize of BEST OF ART, BEST OF GAME DESGIN
      • Jury’s comment: It’s so great that the dynamic dot paints can perform so many different delicate impressions together with the high resolution UI, even to a level that makes you feel perfect.
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  • Indie Corner
    • Check the videos in the article to know indie game developers and their games there: http://app.famitsu.com/20150919_572214/
    • Plug and Play: interesting but difficult to understand the concept
    • Mogura Rangers Tatakunja: combination of simultaneous calculation and reaction
    • Slashy Hero: simple control and good difficulty
    • Underground evil and 100 heros: dig ground deeply for adventure
    • Downwell: speedy reaction
    • Angle empire: impressive character design (no video)
  • PlayStation VR
  • Key factors in indie game development
    • Panel discussion: Takeuchi @ Linkkit, Robert @ GAMKIN, Kitao @ Jemdrop
    • http://app.famitsu.com/20150920_573223/
    • Robert: we focus on building the central axis of the game first, and then add others such as world setting, characters or stories.
    • Kitao: You really need to enjoy developing your games. If you can’t enjoy the game you develop, there is something you need to change.
  • At the end, it’s good time for our male friends to check out the show girls
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