Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA), the BitSummit organizing committee, is pleased to announce that BitSummit 2021, titled “BitSummit THE 8th BIT,” will be held on Thursday, September 2nd and Friday, September 3rd at the Kyoto International Exhibition Hall, Miyakomesse. Submissions are now open thru May 28th to developers looking to enter their games into the show. More information on the application process can be found on the BitSummit homepage.
In consideration of the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be limiting the number of attendees to developers, publishers, media, and sponsors based in Japan. 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. And thanks to our experience hosting BitSummit Gaiden last year, we plan to have a number of ways for developers and fans to participate online as well.
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. As with Gaiden, fans will also be able to connect with each other and developers via the BitSummit Discord, and other social media channels. There will be an accompanying live stream held during BitSummit with a focus not only on game reveals and Let’s Plays but also panels, led by industry-leading talent, on game development during the pandemic.
Finally, in order to facilitate more opportunities for people to connect in these trying times, BitSummit will be organizing B2B meeting systems for developers, publishers, and media.
BitSummit is sponsored and produced by Japan Independent Games Association (JIGA) along with The City of Kyoto, Kyoto CMEX (Cross Media Experience), and 802 MediaWorks.
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.
For more information regarding sponsorship, game submissions, news, and more, please visit the BitSummit website: https://bitsummit.org/2023
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Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA) Members: Q-Games Ltd., Pygmy Studio Co. Ltd., Skeleton Crew Studio, BlackSheep Consulting.
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 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 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.