BitSummit Gaiden Announces Sponsors, Partners Including Nintendo, Sony, NISSIN FOODS, Cygames

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Sponsors Tease Announcements; Merch Partners Announced

TOKYO – 16 June, 2020 – BitSummit, the pioneering indie showcase brimming with the spirit of Japan, today announces a line-up of sponsors and partners supporting BitSummit Gaiden. Taking place 27 – 28 June, 2020, BitSummit’s first all-digital event will feature more than 20 sponsors showcasing upcoming indie titles via the BitSummit Discord server and the BitSummit Twitch channel.

BitSummit is happy to welcome back Platinum Sponsors Nintendo Co., Ltd., NISSIN FOODS, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Cygames, Inc. NISSIN FOODS, making its second appearance as a BitSummit sponsor, will award prizes to its favorite games at the show. 

Gold Sponsor INTI CREATES CO., LTD. will also make big announcements regarding its upcoming projects during the BitSummit live streams. Other notable sponsors include Silver Sponsors Microsoft ID@Xbox, DotEmu, Devolver Digital, Unity Japan, and new Japanese publishing house, Phoenixx, Inc.

Fangamer Japan will present their full merch lineup during the weekend to participants in Japan, along with an exclusive, event-limited selection of goods from longtime BitSummit partners, EDITMODE in a special area of their website. Customers in Japan will receive a special limited edition BitSummit Gaiden sticker featuring one of the BitSummit Heroes with purchases. Fangamer Japan will live stream its own content during the event, as well.

Two of Japan’s most knowledgeable indie game streamers, LayerQ and J-mon, will take over hosting duties on one of the BitSummit Gaiden Twitch channels. Fans from outside Japan can look forward to hearing more about the titles at the show in Japanese and English, with both presenters being bilingual. 

For a full list of the sponsors, partners, and the content they will showcase, please visit the official BitSummit website.

About BitSummit

BitSummit is an annual festival based in Kyoto celebrating independent game developers and development in Japan. Founded in late 2012, the show aims to support and unify Japanese indie developers, as well as evangelize their vibrant and innovative works to the world at large. BitSummit has established itself as Japan’s premier independent gaming event, attracting thousands of visitors annually as well as a notable and international media presence. 

BitSummit has been covered by every leading gaming website around the world and featured in print publications including Weekly Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, Games™, and EDGE. It has also been the focus of panel discussions at the Game Developers Conference, IndieCade, IndieCade East, and CEDEC. Coming into its eighth year running, BitSummit continues to grow alongside the burgeoning Japanese independent development scene.

To learn more, visit the BitSummit website, and follow BitSummit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA)

The Japan Independent Games Aggregate is a collective of studios dedicated to developing spaces for and running events promoting the work of Japanese indie game developers throughout the world. Its most notable event is the annual BitSummit event held in Kyoto, Japan, but each year it expands its horizons with BitSummit Roadshow events and now BitSummit Gaiden.

JIGA’s member studios are Q-Games Ltd., Pygmy Studio Co. Ltd., Skeleton Crew Studio, and BlackSheep Consulting.

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