The future of Japanese video games was at BitSummit 2015

It was with a cruel twist that beloved Nintendo president Satoru Iwata died on what has become the one of the brightest weekends in the Japanese gaming calendar. BitSummit 2015 was over by the time Nintendo made its tragic announcement, and countless developers and attendees would have been leaving Kyoto with a pretty positive impression of the future of Japanese games.

Now in its third year, BitSummit is solidified as an essential event for anyone in the region interested in indie games — a growing number, despite the Japanese indie scene getting off to a slow start. The show was bigger than ever in 2015, with a much-improved layout where games were arranged around a circular stage. The stage hosted talks from industry luminaries like…

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Author: Sam Byford

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