FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA) and the BitSummit organizing committee are pleased to announce BitSummit 2023, titled “BitSummit Let’s Go!!,” will be held on Friday, July 14th, through Sunday, July 16th at the Kyoto International Exhibition Hall, Miyakomesse. The first day specializes in B2B, focusing on attending developers, publishers, media, and sponsors, while the second and third days welcome general attendees.

Submissions are now open through January 31st, 2023, to developers looking to enter their games into the show. More information on the application process is available on the BitSummit website, and developers can begin the submission process here.

BitSummit will again be open to the public. Thanks to relaxed travel restrictions, we’re happy to welcome back developers, publishers, and sponsors from outside of Japan this year! We will continue to follow coronavirus measures to ensure BitSummit remains as safe as possible.

Thanks to our experience hosting BitSummit X-Roads last year, we plan to increase the number of ways for fans to participate online. Fans will connect with each other and developers via the BitSummit Discord and other social media channels. The accompanying live stream during BitSummit will highlight game reveals, plays, and panels led by industry-leading talent.

Finally, to facilitate more opportunities for people to connect, BitSummit will again partner with MeetToMatch to help coordinate B2B connections between developers, publishers, and media.

BitSummit is sponsored and produced by Japan Independent Games Association (JIGA) along with The Kyoto Prefecture, and KYOTO CMEX (Cross Media Experience).

Expect the unveiling of additional information regarding special guest speakers, musicians, and sponsors in the coming months. Please bookmark the BitSummit website or follow our Twitter or Facebook channels for the latest announcements.

For more information regarding sponsorship, game submissions, news, and more, please visit the BitSummit website.

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Website: BitSummit

Twitter: @BitSummit, @BitSummitJP



BitSummit organizing committee :

・Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA)

Q-Games Ltd., Pygmy Studio Co. Ltd., Skeleton Crew Studio, BlackSheep Consulting.

・Kyoto Prefecture

Co-sponsored: KYOTO CMEX (Cross Media Experience)


ABOUT BitSummit

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 as 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 worldwide 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 the Game Developers Conference, IndieCade, IndieCade East, and CEDEC. BitSummit continues to grow alongside the burgeoning Japanese independent development scene in its tenth year running.