Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA)
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
Now accepting applications from independent game developers!
“Indie Game Area”“SENSE OF WONDER NIGHT 2017”
Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia is confirmed as a special
sponsor for both projects! The “Indie Game Area” (type A) is FREE
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017, organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) and co-organized by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP) started accepting applications for two projects from the independent game developers; “Indie Game Area (type A)” and “SENSE OF WONDER NIGHT 2017 (SOWN 2017).”
Established in 2013, the Indie Game Area attracted high attention
from independent game developers around the world and 69 organizations from 21 countries/regions were selected to exhibit out of 322 applications last year.
SOWN is a project to showcase game ideas that will catch people by
surprise and give them a “Sense of Wonder”- a feeling that something
will change in players’ world. Last year, out of 69 exhibitors in
the Indie Game Area, 8 finalists from 8 different countries presented
their games on the stage.
Starting today, applications for two projects are being accepted
at the official website ( http://tgs.cesa.or.jp/en/ ). Applications
will be accepted through the common web format. Out of all the
applicants for both projects, the exhibitors at the Indie Game
Area (type A) and presenters at SOWN 2017 will be nominated.
The application deadline is Friday, June 9 for both the Indie
Game Area (type A) and SOWN 2017.
Also, continued from the last year, it is now confirmed that Sony
Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia (SIEJA) is a special sponsor
for both projects. SIEJA fully covers the exhibition fee (99,900 yen)
in the Indie Game Area (type A) for those selected by the TGS
Management Office. Thanks to this sponsorship, the booth fee for
this area (type A) is now free.
Both projects will be carried out with the cooperation of the
International Game Developers Association Japan Chapter (IGDA Japan).
For details on application and requirement for both projects,
please refer to the TOKYO GAME SHOW official website: