Today the CESA (organizer of Tokyo Game Show) announced with a press release that the Indie Game Area will be present at again at the 2015 edition of the show, culminating with the “Sense of Wonder Night” event.
Established in 2013, the Indie Game Area attracted much attention from independent game developers around the world and 68 organizations from 17 countries/regions were selected to exhibit out of 310 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 sense that something will change in their world. Last year, out of 136 applications, 10 finalists from 4 different countries presented their ideas on stage.
Applications for both the Indie Game Area and Sense of Wonder Night open today, with deadlines respectively on May 29th and July 6th.
The press release also announced that Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia will sponsor both projects this year as well. This means that the house of PlayStation will take care of the full exhibition fees (99,900 yen for 4-day exhibit and 32,400 yen for 2-day exhibit on Public Days) for all the indie developers selected by the Tokyo Game Show management office.
Last year the Indie Game Area was quite interesting, and I definitely look forward to check it out this year as well. Tokyo Game Show will be held between September 17th and September 20th at the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba.