A 5th Of BitSummit – Introducing the Indie Games

BitSummit is just over a week away. The annual indie game-focused event based in Kyoto is already gearing up to kick off with a blast.

Playism will be turning up with a great collection of games! Check them all out below:

Hyper Light Drifter (Booth No.93)

Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
The PS4 package and download version is scheduled to release in Japan on May 25th.
Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.

VA-11 HALL-A (Booth No.62)

In this world, corporations reign supreme, all human life is infected with nanomachines designed to oppress them, and terrifying White Knights ensure that everyone obeys the laws. But, this is not about those people.
You are a bartender at VA-11 HALL-A, affectionately nicknamed “Valhalla.” Although it is just a small bar downtown, it attracts the most fascinating people this side of dystopia. Keep your clients lubricated and you will be made privy to the most interesting stories.

Read Only Memories (Booth No.93)

Neo-San Francisco, 2064 AD. Your life as a struggling journalist is interrupted by the world’s first sapient machine, a ROM (Relationship and Organizational Manager) named Turing. Together, you and the quirky robot will encounter a colorful cast of locals and overcome challenges as you uncover the city’s secrets behind the overlapping futures of technology and humanity. 2064: Read Only Memories is a new cyberpunk adventure that will take you on a journey of puzzle-solving and exploring as you investigate the mysterious world and characters of Neo-San Francisco.

The Silver Case (Booth No.93)

The Silver Case” was the debut game from developer SUDA51, who has worked on “Flower, Sun and Rain”, “Killer 7”, the “No More Heroes” series, “Lollipop Chainsaw” and currently “LET IT DIE”. Now, “The Silver Case HD Remaster”, the maiden work of Grasshopper Manufacture Inc., is available on various PC distribution platforms.

The game was fully remastered, while retaining the same atmosphere of the original 1999 game for Sony PlayStation, and the game is fully localized into English for the first time, finally giving fans of SUDA51 worldwide the chance to enjoy “The Silver Case”.


The Games of BitSummit

Be sure to also check out all the other amazing games hosted at BitSummit this year on the BitSummit website!

View all the games. 


What is BitSummit?

BitSummit is one of the largest independent-game-centric events in Japan, held in Kyoto each year.
Last year’s “BitSummit 4th” was a big success, attended by 6,435 visitors
and its livestreams were viewed by almost 450,000 viewers worldwide.
BitSummit is an event where game developers show their unique games to the world, and the discussion and chemistry between the developers and visitors help the developers polish their games even further.

Event Overview

Event name: A 5th Of BitSummit
Date: May 20 (SAT) & 21 (SUN), 2017
Time: 10:00~17:00
Venue: Miyakomesse, Kyoto 1F Exhibition Hall No.2


Tickets are available online.

General Admission (on both days): ¥2,000
Middle school to college students (on both days): ¥1,000
Elementary schoolers and below: Free

Book your tickets now! 

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