BitSummit Returns To Kyoto In 2018 The Weekend Of May 11th, Submissions Open For Developersp>Kyoto, Japan -- December 15th, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: With almost 10,000 attendees filling the halls of Kyoto’s Miyako Messe convention center this past May, it was BitSummit’s largest gathering yet. Founded in late-2012, BitSummit is a pioneering and innovative gaming event unlike any other, paving the way for global exposure of Japanese independent developers, resulting in greater distribution and success in Western markets than ever before. In five short years, BitSummit has established itself as Japan’s leading indie games festival, growing year after year since its humble beginnings as an industry-only event, and blooming into Japan’s second-largest annual gaming event. Japan Independent Games Aggregate, the BitSummit organizing committee is proud to announce the dates of BitSummit 2018.
BitSummit 6 will take place the weekend of May 12th and 13tht, 2018, and will be open to the public from 10:00am to 5:00pm each day. As has been the tradition since the second BitSummit, all of the activities will take place at the Miyako Messe, the expansive and modern convention site of the past three festivals.
The event is expected to grow in 2018, with a planned 80-100 game developers from both Japan and abroad showcasing their latest works, and attendance expected to reach over 10,000 visitors over the course of the weekend.
Developers looking to submit to BitSummit 6 can do so between now and January 22nd, 2018. More information on the application process can be found on the BitSummit homepage.
BitSummit 6 is sponsored and produced by The BitSummit Organizing Committee and Japan Independent Games Association (JIGA), along with the CrossKyoto Media Partnership (KCROP), The City of Kyoto, and Kyoto CMEX (Cross Media Experience).
Additional information regarding special guest speakers, musicians, and sponsors will be unveiled in the coming months. Please bookmark the BitSummit website or follow our Twitter or Facebook channels for the latest announcements as they’re revealed.
For more information regarding sponsorship, ticket sales, game submissions, news and more, please visit the BitSummit website: http://bitsummit.org
General Press Inquiries
Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA) Members: 17-bit, VITEI BACKROOM Inc, Q-Games Ltd, Pygmy Studio Co. Ltd., Indie Megabooth
Creative Director: James Mielke
BitSummit is an annual festival based in Kyoto, celebrating independent game developers and development in Japan. Founded in late-2012 to support, unify, and evangelize the vibrant and innovative Japanese independent game development scene to the world at large, BitSummit has established itself Japan’s premier independent gaming event, attracting thousands of visitors annually, as well as a notable, International media presence. BitSummit has been covered by every leading gaming website around the world, and featured in print publications such as Weekly Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, Games™, EDGE and more. BitSummit has also been the focus of panel discussions at Game Developers Conference, IndieCade, IndieCade East, and CEDEC. Coming into its fifth year running, BitSummit continues to grow alongside the burgeoning Japanese independent development scene.
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