Sony Sponsoring Indie Developers Again at Tokyo Game Show 2016

on April 4, 2016 4:58 AM

The Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, that organizes Tokyo Game Show every year, announced with a press release that applications are now open for the Indie Game Area and for the Sense of Wonder Night 2016 event, that will be hosted within TGS.

If you’re not familiar with it, Sense of Wonder Night “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.”

The press release also announced that Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia will act again as a special sponsor for both projects. The house of PlayStation will fully cover the exhibition fee (99,900 yen for 4-day exhibit and 32,400 yen for 2-day exhibit on public days) in the Indie Game Area, effectively waiving the booth fee for those developers selected by the Tokyo Game Show management office.

Applicants for the Indie Game Area must have no ties with game publishers, and have no platform restrictions. Sony will sponsor them regardless of whether they’re releasing their games on PlayStation or not.

Sense of Wonder Night has the following objectives:

  • To introduce games with a design and ideas that are experimental and creative, and that cannot be called conventional or traditional.
  • To heighten awareness of the importance of creating a game that gives people a “Sense of Wonder,” a sense that something will change in their world, and to invigorate the game industry.
  • To offer people creating experimental games opportunities for the future.
  • To create new domains in the game industry.

The presentation for the event will be held on Friday, September 15th, at 5:30 PM local time.

 /  Executive News Editor
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