BitSummit Vol. 6 – Award Nominees Announced!

BitSummit Vol. 6 - Award Nominees Announced! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA) is proud to unveil the award nominees for this year’s show. This is the fifth year that BitSummit has held awards and of the 90 games selected for the show, a handful of stellar titles have been selected as standouts.

VERMILLION GATE AWARD – Best of Show
BLACK BIRD / Onion Games
Boyfriend Dungeon / Kitfox Games
CHUCHEL / Amanita Design
Dark Devotion / Hibernian Workshop

INTERNATIONAL AWARD – Best of International Games
Boyfriend Dungeon / Kitfox Games
Gunhead / Alientrap
Forgotten Anne / ThroughLine Games
Rising Hell / Tahoe Games
Semblance / Nyamakop
She Remembered Caterpillars / jumpsuit entertainment

EXCELLENCE IN GAME DESIGN AWARD
Boyfriend Dungeon / Kitfox Games
Eatvolve / Papadar
GRAY GROFA / TPM.COSOFT WORKS
GrayScale / チームGrayScale(NCSゲーム制作部)
GNOSIA /(グノーシア)プチデポット(Petit Depotto)
Semblance / Nyamakop
SIMULACRA / Kaigan Games

EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN AWARD
Artifact Adventure Gaiden / bluffmanGames
BLACK BIRD / Onion Games
Forgotton Anne / ThroughLine Games
Muse Dash / PeroPeroGames
OLIJA / 株式会社 Skeleton Crew Studio

VISUAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
BLACK BIRD / Onion Games
Carto / Sunhead Games
CHUCHEL / Amanita Design
Dark Devotion / Hibernian Workshop
Fugl / Team Fugl
MARE / Visiontrick Media
Pan Galactic Railway / Dave Makes
Tale of Ronin / Dead Mage
World for Two / Seventh rank 

INNOVATIVE OUTLAW AWARD – Innovation in technology or ideas
Kick & Balanco / 3Balancos
カニノケンカ -Fight Crab- / Nussoft
Knuckle Sandwich / Andrew Brophy
RPGタイム!〜ライトの伝説〜 (RPG TIME: The Legend of Wright) / DESKWORKS
Shadow Love / strawberry gohan
SIMULACRA / Kaigan Games

The sixth anniversary of the indie game summit will be held in Miyako Messe the weekend of May 12th & 13th, 2018 in Kyoto, Japan. Tickets are 2000 yen per day for general admission, with a 1000 yen discount for all students and free entry for elementary school students and younger.

Speaker Profiles and Timetablehttp://bitsummit.jp/pages/stage.php
Venue Maphttp://bitsummit.jp/pages/venue.php

BitSummit Vol.6 is produced by Japan Independent Games Association (JIGA), along with the CrossKyoto Media Partnership (KCROP), 802 Media Works, The City of Kyoto, and Kyoto CMEX (Cross Media Experience) and Indie MEGABOOTH.

For more information please visit the BitSummit website: http://bitsummit.jp/

Contact Info:
Press registration: https://t.co/rYbDF9AgjF
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://bitsummit.jp/
Twitter: @bitsummit
Instagram: @bitsummit
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bitsummit

Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA) Members: Digital Development Management, Pygmy Studio Co. Ltd., Q-Games Ltd.,  and Skeleton Crew Studio.

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 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 Game Developers Conference, IndieCade, IndieCade East, and CEDEC. Coming into its sixth year running, BitSummit continues to grow alongside the burgeoning Japanese independent development scene.

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