Sony has announced support for selected Indie participants again this year for TGS, PlayStation has been doing this for a few years now. The deadline for applications will end on April 9th and participants will be selected by Tokyo Game Show management.
Tokyo games are organized by Nikkei Business Publications and Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, an announcement was made for the two events Indie Games Area and Sense of Wonder Night 2017.
Gamers that are not familiar with Sense of Wonder Night, this is a project in which ideas for games are showcased. In simple words, developers present their new ideas for games and if the idea is good then a company sponsors it.
Its basic aim is to showcase original demos for games that are in development to further secure funding for their projects. New ideas are demonstrated here every year with the best one catching the eyes of both the audience and sponsors.
Sony has been active in the recent years to support Indie game developers covering their full expenses. This move made by sony is seen as a good strategy. Because if the ideas are good they can make a game out of them and if they are bad they can give it out for free.
Indie games in the past did not receive much focus at Tokyo Game Show and its scene in Japan was almost non-existent. This generous move from Sony encouraged much more Indie developers to appears.
Tokyo Game Show is more like a home show for gaming Titans like Sony, Square Enix, Sega, and Capcom e.t.c. It has become a platform where small developers and publishers can get some attention for their work from the media.This is a good spot to see games that usually do not make it outside Japan.
According to the press release, Sony is going to cover full booth expense of about $900 each. Tokyo Game Show will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from 21 September to 24 September.