Largest indie game event in Japan“BitSummit”The Japan Independent Game Association, which operates the company, announced that it will hold an online event “BitSummit Gaiden” from June 27 to 28, 2020.
BitSummit Gaiden is an online event that replaces BitSummit, which was canceled due to a request to refrain from the event due to the spread of new coronavirus infection, and can talk with developers on live distribution of games and Discord mainly on live streaming of Twitch on the official channel It seems that it will be equipped with communication elements such as.
Further details will be announced in the future, so be careful on the official website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Indie Games Celebration BitSummit First Online Event
“Bit Summit Gaiden” held
Japan Independent Game Association (JIGA) postponed the holding of BitSummit The 8th Bit (Bit Summit The Eight Bit), and as a substitute event, Saturday, June 27, 2020, 28th ( We are pleased to announce that the online event “BitSummit Gaiden” will be held on Sunday.
This event is an event to transmit the game of the developer who could not be exhibited at the venue to the domestic and overseas through the spread of the new coronavirus infection. Please enjoy the first BitSummit online event, which inherits the BitSummit spirit of sending out interesting domestic indie games to overseas!
[Main event contents]
- Live distribution via BitSummit’s official Twitch channel
- Setting up a “virtual developer booth” where you can interact with developers using the communication app “Discord”
- Live streaming by influencers
- Demo play of the game selected by the BitSummit executive committee
Information regarding special guest speakers, influencers, and sponsors will be announced on the BitSummit website, Twitter, and Facebook soon. (Also, we are planning a charity project considering the impact of the new coronavirus infection. Details will be announced next month.)
Web: http://bitsummit.org/ Twitter:@BitSummitJP
Hashtag: # BitSummitGaiden
◆ What is “BitSummit” ◆
BitSummit is one of Japan’s largest indie game festivals that is held in Kyoto every year. Established in the second half of 2012 with the intent of “disseminating interesting domestic indie games overseas.” In 2013, there were about 200 first-time visitors, which were held as small-scale events for peers, but in 2018 it grew to a large event with more than 11,000 visitors.
BitSummit has been featured in all major game websites around the world and in domestic and international game magazines such as Weekly Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, Games and EDGE. It has also been the focus of attention at panel discussions at Game Developers Conference, IndieCade, IndieCade East, and CEDEC.
◆ Event overview ◆
Name: BitSummit Gaiden
Date: June 27th (Sat) / 28th (Sun) 2020
Sponsor: BitSummit Executive Committee
● Japan Independent Game Association (JIGA)
(Q Games / Pygmy Studio / Skeleton Crew Studio /
● Kyoto Prefecture
Sponsored by: KYOTO CMEX
◆ Contact ◆
Japan Independent Game Association
TEL: 06-6210-4188 FAX: 06-6210-4739