Japan's Biggest Indie Game Event Will Be Held This September In-Person

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BitSummit, Japan’s biggest indie game event, will be held this September in Kyoto. It will, however, not be open to international attendees, only Japan residents.


Last year’s in-person event was cancelled due to covid-19 and held online.

“In consideration of the coronavirus pandemic, we will be limiting the attendees to developers, publishers, media, and sponsors based in Japan,” reads the official statement. “Because of the nature of the pandemic, we will monitor the situation in Japan and follow all guidelines set by public health officials to make adjustments for safety.”

Japan recently announced that enough vaccines will be procured to inoculate the entire country by the end of September.

However, limiting the show to residents in Japan doesn’t mean international games cannot participate. “To encourage games from around the globe, BitSummit will be providing remote booths for officially selected developers with live support from staff on the event floor,” the statement added.

Game submissions will be open until May 28. The event will be held September 3 at the Kyoto International Exhibition Hall, Miyakomesse.

In case you missed it, you can read my kid’s review of the 2018 event right here.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



Come on, why would you make that the logo for your Japanese gaming showcase.