BitSummit is nearly upon us! This weekend, the event will be kicking open its doors, inviting you all to experience a massive range of indie games.
Check out the map below for our booths and related booths!
Booth 93 – The Playism Booth – 2064: Read Only Memories, Hyper Light Drifter, The Silver Case
This year, we are located between the stage and the rest area, so there are no excuses to not drop by! We will be showing off Read Only Memories, Hyper Light Drifter and The Silver Case! You can read more about them in our previous blog post.
Booth 62 – VA-11 HA-LL-A
Wolfgame and Playism will both be on the VA-11 HA-LL-A booth, some come swing by and check out the amazing Boombox we will be bringing! You can read more about the game in our previous blog post.
Booth 38 – Momodora 5
Bombservice will be looking after their booth showcasing an early build of Momodora 5! If you loved Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, make sure you swing by, and say hi!
Booth 32 – The Silver Case 25th Ward
The Silver Case’s 25th Ward will be on the Grasshopper booth this year. Originally a mobile game in Japan, 25th Ward wasn’t readily available to many, and thus remains quite a mystery. Come see what the game is all about, and how it links to The Silver Case!
Kickstarter Booth – La-Mulana 2 and NightCry
Surprise! La-Mulana 2 and NightCry will be on the Kickstarter Booth, so feel free to drop by and give the demos a spin!
Booth 16 – Magic Potion Destroyer
In the same series of games as Magic Potion Explorer, ARTIFACTS is showing off Magic Potion Destroyer at BitSummit this year. We have had a spin and quite enjoyed the game, so be sure to check it out!
Booth 24 – Put Out The Fire!
From the developers of A Healer Only Lives Twice comes the next game Put Out The Fire! Sneak your way though this dungeon game!
Booth 49 – COLORFUL MINES, XOPARADOX, URA-LOGIQ, NURITSVOUS
Maruchu makes a lot of free games, which you can find on the Japanese side of our site. This year, he will be bringing 4 different games for his booth. So head on over and check them all out!
Booth 84 – Strange Telephone
Recently released on Mobile, Strange Telephone is a great and odd little game. Travel through dimensions, find special items and discover the way out of the strange world you are in!
There are a whole bunch of amazing games on show this year, so check out BitSummit’s full map here.
Main Stage Talks
As well as boasting some amazing games this year, BitSummit also has some great talks and events!
|Time (JST)||Main Stage|
|10||00||Bitsummit Opening Ceremony||10:10〜10:40
Jo-Remi Madsen from D-pad studio
Atsushi Inaba from Platinum Games
Fumika Noichi from ALVION
Takuya Aizu from Inti Creations
Koji Igarashi from ArtPlay
SUDA51 from Grasshopper Manufacture
Shohei Niikawa from Nippon Ichi Software and Famitsu
Indies Cross Talk
Takehiro Ando & Koichi Yotsui
IGN JAPAN presents “Quiz Battle! Sekirara Creators!”
Yukio Futatsugi from Grounding
Masaya Matsuura & Shuhei Yoshida (SIE Worldwide President) & Professor Sakamoto
15:00 – 15:10 Set Up
15:10 – 15:55 Tournament
15:55 – 16:00 Break
Greg Rice from Double Fine Productions
Junichirou Koyama and Yukiharu Tamiya from Bandai Namco
If you are interested in the events this year, but are unable to attend, you can check out the Twitch Streaming for the event.
|Time (JST)||Time (EST)||Twitch Stage|
|10||00||21||00||Twitch Opening Ceremony||Twitch Opening|
|10||10||Owl Boy Panel|
|40||40||Brave Earth Prologue||Q-Games Panel|
|13||00||00||00||Merkava Avalanche||Last Standard|
|10||10||Inti Creates – Master Blaster||Soullogue|
|30||30||Luna XXX||Light Fall|
|15||00||2||00||Pee Poo Panic||Tournament|
|10||10||Greg Rice – Double Fine Panel|
|30||30||Kill the Dragon|
|16||00||3||00||Degica Games||Awards Ceremony|
|50||50||Twitch Closing Ceremony|
Join in with us all at BitSummit this year!
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 name: A 5th Of BitSummit
Date: May 20 (SAT) & 21 (SUN), 2017
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