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Japan's Biggest Indie Game Show, Reviewed By My Kid Japan's Biggest Indie Game Show, Reviewed By My Kid

“We’re just going to play video games, all day?” my nine-year-old asks. “Pretty much,” I reply. “I’ll have to talk to people, too, and you should write down what you thought of the game.” Since I don’t work in an office, Bring Your Kid To Work Day doesn’t exist. Instead, I brought him to BitSummit.

Japan's Biggest Indie Game Event Hits Kyoto Japan's Biggest Indie Game Event Hits Kyoto

This past weekend, BitSummit got underway in Kyoto. Each year, the event gets bigger and bigger, and this year’s appeared to be the biggest yet!

What's Next After 10 Years Of Platinum Games What's Next After 10 Years Of Platinum Games

It’s been ten years. Platinum Games was founded on August 1, 2006. Since then, the Osaka-based game company has churned out a slew of memorable titles. In a recent interview with Kotaku, Platinum Games co-founder Atsushi Inaba spoke about his past and the studio’s future.

Japanese Video Game History Is Disappearing Japanese Video Game History Is Disappearing

It really is. We better do something about it, because bits of Japanese video game history have already vanished forever. This weekend at BitSummit, game preservation was in my mind as I sat down to talk with Grasshopper Manufacture’s Goichi Suda.

Japanese indie games festival BitSummit gets underway on July 9 and 10 in Kyoto. This year, Nintendo and Sony are among the official sponsors. According to Famitsu, Hironobu Sakaguchi and Goichi Suda are both slated to give talks. For more, check the event’s official site.

Are you in Japan? Do you like indie games? What about cool music? BitSummit kicks off in Kyoto later this week, with the first public day on Saturday. Click here for more info.

Here's a moving tribute to Kenji Eno, which was shown at the recent BitSummit.

Japanese Games "Just Suck" Target Has a Message for Phil Fish: Thank You Japanese Games "Just Suck" Target Has a Message for Phil Fish: Thank You

I didn't know what to say. I thought the mild-mannered Japanese man in glasses, perhaps, wanted to talk to me about a game he had made. But no, it was about an article I wrote about him.

Here's the trailer for Gero Blaster, the upcoming iOS game from Cave Story's creator.

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